The new Rainier Knives Basecamp is not just a Fastpak with a longer blade and fuller grip though it does retain the focus on lightweight, premium Elmax steel, and customizations found on the Fastpak. The Basecamp has a 7.4″ overall length and a 3.4″ blade. In spite of this larger size, it weighs in at just 2.6 ounces including the sheath thanks to a skeletonized tang and hollowed handle scales.
The Basecamp has a blade shape reminiscent of a roach belly style knife with little to no drop at the spine and a nearly continuous curve at the edge for plenty of belly. It features a high flat primary grind.
The user has their choice of handle scale colors and kydex sheath color options. Rainier Knives sheaths are actually functional for EDC right out the box which is refreshing compared to most knife makers.
The Basecamp, like the Fastpak before it, is designed, produced, and assembled in the USA.