Specifications – 8
I know, how can you “rate” a knife on the spec’s. This is my soap box for all knife makers regardless of custom or mass produced. The knife meets all the specifications provided by the maker. That being said, I give it a 10 as meeting the advertised information, but an 8 for my personal preference. My issue is I would like to see more information and more photos to compare against, similar to the measurements provided here.(all pics blown on graphic fun on this review)
Specs by electronic caliper that are important to me:
Handle length 4.55”
Handle width at pommel: .95”
Handle width in middle of handle: .87”
Handle width at ricasso: .72”
Handle height – widest point: 1.35”
Handle height – narrowest point: 1.07”
Blade length: 4.85” tip to scale
Blade depth widest point: 1.48”
Blade depth slimmest point: 1.38”
The more information I have the more likely I am willing to make a purchase. Yes, the custom makers will fashion a blade or handle any way you like, but with more information I am able to make a better decision and learn more about my intended purchase. This allows me to buy more knives as I discover I can work with a blade height of greater than 1” or another specification I was reticent to try based on my personal experience. Just my soap box, I am actually decent at marketing; I carry a $30M per year do well in with my attainment. I know how to sell and see ways for knife makers to expand their market and make more $. I have no issue paying $50 more for a blade that I know from reading the specifications will meet my needs versus taking a chance on a less detailed comparable model.
Intended Use –8 + 8 + 8= 24 24/3= 8
Hunting – 8
Ranch work -8
General Camping- 8
Based on the details described the knife meets my expectations for my intended use. I believe in describing my use of the knife you can determine for yourself if it will work for you.
Overall Rating – 7.76
There is no real need for a detailed overall rating as I spent the last 8 pages providing my 2 cents. I believe this to be a great knife that I would not hesitate to purchase considering assumed price, craftsmanship and ability to customize with maker. I would recommend this knife for anyone looking for a fixed blade that matches my intended purpose as I believe JK will alter the handle any way you want.
I very much appreciate the opportunity to review this knife and thank the maker for providing a fine piece of steel.