Posted by S. Knoblich on 1st Sep 2018
Sometimes the knife you receive looks unfortunately nothing like the picture in the ad. That's not the case here. The knife that I received looks every bit as stunning as the one in the ad. The bone handle scales are dyed a deep blue color that brings out the patterns in the bone. Because every bone is different, every handle is going to look a bit different. The remainder of the curved handle (bolster and pommel) is made of polished stainless steel. The shape of the handle is definitely unique and fits my hand exceptionally well (I have small hands). The grip is comfortable if not a little slick due to the natural seepage of oil from the bone. Decorative jimping on the spine of the blade helps contributes significantly to a more secure grip.
I've found the clip point style blade to do a good job at both piercing and slicing. It has a nice wavy Damascus pattern. The edge arrived fairly sharp, without nicks or burrs. I was easily able to sharpen the edge further with a whetstone (1000/6000 grit). Only time will tell how well it holds that edge. In any case, it's easy to sharpen.
The blade opens easily using the fingernail slot. Once fully extended, the blade snaps into place and is held there securely by way of a lockback type of blade lock. Disengaging the blade lock requires only that you push down on the bar/button on the handle's spine and then manually close the blade. The rest of the handle's spine consists of some very nice polished steel filework.
Overall, this isn't the most practical or effective knife to use for heavy jobs. But as an EDC it handles most household and workplace chores with ease. And you certainly can't beat the looks.
Although it doesn't have a pocket clip, the knife comes with a decent leather sheath that accommodates the knife well and holds it in place using a flap and snap setup. The sheath has a leather strip riveted to the back so it can be worn on a belt.
All prices are in USD.