It’s not particularly big, but the new fixed-blade HEST 4 Expedition is a rugged, awesome-looking blade that may just live up to its $100-ish price point. This post-nuclear tactical/survival knife sports Micarta scales and a partially-serrated 4″ blade with corrosion-resistant powder coating. Ontario also threw in a bottle opener, because Nuka-Cola bottles don’t open themselves . . .
That powder coating looks like a GTI (Good Thing Indeed) because 5mm-thick 1095 steel stock is highly susceptible to corrosion when it’s naked. OKC already makes the storied (if perhaps dated) Model 499 Air Force Survival Knife which uses the same steel.
The HEST 4 Expedition is another tactical/survival blade, but it ditches the 499’s sawback clip point blade in favor of a partially serrated drop-point for better general-purpose cutting. It also loses the Ka-Bar style stacked leather grip and steel pommel for modern Micarta scales.