- Mar 31, 2010
I might be wrong but I think that’s called Big BrotherWhen I got this,I was surprised to see a hollow ground blade.
I though it was like the 1217,and was a little worried that a blade this thin would not have enough steel to support a hollow grind.
While doing a bit of research on this knife,I read somewhere that Toooj designed it,or at the very least had a heavy hand in doing so.
I thought to myself,'Well,if Toooj and/or his minions think this blade is good enough to carry a hollow grind,then who am I to argue?!'
Besides,I'm sure Toooj and his minions would have tested it and given it the thumbs up.
I used this knife for about a year,and the hollow grind,as well as the rest of it,help up just fine!
Slices like a straight razor,stabs like dagger,tough and sharp.
The clip can be sharpened and used for heavy cutting or light chopping if need be.
She's got a touch more reach than my Randall 14,but without the weight.
A far more ergonomic handle,with nice grip and balance.
I dont mind the serrations,as they do come in handy for cutting webbing,thick rope,rubber hose,hessian,even light sheet metal!
The guard is nice and strong,easliy protects the hand and fingers whilst knife is performing mayhem.
The sheath is not so good. Neither of the handle straps fitted the handle on this one.Snaps and rivets rust easily.
No Molle/Pals either,but for the price,this didnt bother me.
This was easily fixed by swapping it out with a Spec-Ops Brand Combat Master (long) which will take this 8 inch blade with ease.
If any changes I could have,they would be:-
Serrations as an option,PLEASE!!
A kydex sheath,like those for the 1217.
More colours than the 'Henry Ford' option.("You can have any colour you want,so long as it's black.")
How about Folige Green(to match the multicam uniforms) and the Tan/coyote Brown?
I like this knife a lot,and to me is very much a 'Dark Horse' in the Ka-Bar lineup.
Much overshadowed by the more famous and legendary 1217 and its offshoots.
Even though I like my 1-7,If these were available,I would have very much preferred this knife.