I was iffy looking at pictures on how this blade design would work as an EDC. The pictures don't really do it justice. It's a modified tanto, that's not a wedge at the tip. This is in NO WAY A SAFETY TIP. The leading edge is exceedingly sharp, which makes it very versatile, unless you only want to make a small hole. It'll poke it's way right into a box if you use it for box opening or the like. It is not a chisel grind, but rather, while the back is flat ground, it does have an angle, it's just the whole back of the blade is shaped to that angle (approx 5 degrees). It will be very easy to sharpen at that angle on a flat stone, as well as the true cutting side of the knife - but honestly, at this price point I'll likely just buy another at that point. There's also a reverse grind on the top of the back to create a false edge at the top to aid in punching holes with the tip. While the handle is all metal, the slots cut in it give your hand a good feel for control, and it should...
I had never heard of this brand before, or seen a blade with this particular style of grind to the tip. I was impressed after using it for a while, though. It was sharp right out of the box. I got a lansky super sapphire in the same order, so I touched this up a little, but that was more for my benefit than the knife's. It's hard to tell in these pictures, but the majority of the blade is what I think is called a chisel grind. The tip itself is good for cutting (like tape on boxes), but not great for anything you need to poke a hole through. The pivot of the knife is very smooth, and you can move the pocket clip so it faces either way, depending on how you like to clip it to your pocket. I haven't tried the wrench or glassbreaker bits, but they seem like they might be handy in a real pinch. I wouldn't put them to very heavy use without a plan b.
I don't usually spend large amounts of money on knives so this one is a great buy for the price. I got this knife to replace one...
It's a great knife and it comes very sharp. It's on the small side, so if you have big hands it's going to feel like a pen knife. If you are looking for something that is easy to conceal, get this knife you won't regret it.
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