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American Kami Colubris mid-techs available now!

Discussion in 'American Kami Custom Blades' started by manghu67, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    email just sent!
     
  2. adamlau

    adamlau Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    Is this now known as the M17? If so I need a M17.SO to replace a CRK Nyala :)
     
  3. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    443
    Oct 24, 2000
    Nope. The knife in my original post is now referred to as the OG Colubris or M1, as it was the first midtech project that I undertook, and it laid the groundwork for the rest of what is now called my Professional Grade product line as it exists today. While the M1/OG colubris pattern is currently retired (although still available and quite popular in its licensed production form via Boker) and the M17 is its direct replacement, they are different knives. Shall I enumerate their differences?

     
  4. adamlau

    adamlau Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    Please do as the two look rather similar to the casual onlooker :) . Case in point: There is what appears an M1 up for sale in the FB group. Or is it an M17? Or neither? I am not sure...
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017
  5. manghu67

    manghu67 American Kami Custom Blades / Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    443
    Oct 24, 2000
    Okeedokee:

    1) No choil between heel of cutting edge and guard on the M17.

    2) Slightly modified blade profile.

    3) Cutting edge side of handle on M17 has index finger choil, vs memory bump mid handle on OG.

    4) Tip on M17 is oriented approximately .5" closer to spine of blade than on OG, for better alignment with centerline of handle.

    Everything else is the same. Same OAL, same ergonomics, same thickness and materials, etc.
     
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