Blade Style: Devil Tail/Nighmare Grind
Blade Length: Approx 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm) as measured to center of front bolster
Total Length: Approx 12 9/16 inches (31.9 cm)
Weight: 10.3 oz (293 grams)
Blade Material: Böhler D2 Carbon Tool Steel
Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 304 Stainless Steel
Blade Grind: Nightmare (side-by-side hollow grinds)
Blade Thickness: 4.2 mm
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Tang: Full Tang, Tapered
Handle Pins: 6 small tactical pins, one mosaic pin
Handle Material: Hardwood, Red Liners
Grip Style: Ergonomic
Balance Point: Combat (roughly where center of front bolster meets the ricasso)
Designed by: Forge Master K. Ali and Modell Design LLC
Sheath: Overseas made embossed heavy duty low top leather sheath. Do not store knife in leather sheath long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.
Product is a hand made knife. All measurements and weights approximate
This knife is insane. Not only does it have a Nightmare Grind but it has a Devil Tail Swage with a Yagyu fat nose tip. The side-by-side concave primary cutting edge grind is the Nightmare Grind, called that because it is extremely difficult to do. We were inspired by Stefano Trentini to use a Devil Tail style swage. We consider the Devil Tail aesthetic but if you happen to penetrate through the target past its base then you get the same impact of a knife harpoon tip on withdrawal (but a slower exfiltration). Notice how the swage stops short of the tip, leaving more steel supporting the point for thrusting through tough materials. These days that acute reinforced tip is called a tri-point but it comes from warring ancient Japan. Our testing has shown that the fat nose tip withdraws rapidly and leaves a larger wound than a standard swage for enhanced bleed out.
The knife has front and rear AISI 304 stainless steel bolsters. The blade is professionally tempered Böhler D2 Tool Steel. The swage is blunt. The handle is ergonomically shaped for comfort and has an OGA handle for easier retention. The scales are made of an ironwood local to the forge; we are just calling it hardwood to avoid confusion with Arizona Desert Ironwood. There is gimping on both sides of the thumb rest and on the thumb-side of the butt (for a reverse grip where the thumb on the butt).
This specific knife has a glass breaker, located so as not to interfere with a reverse grip.
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2) These are handmade. There will be slight imperfections on most handmade work commensurate with its pricing. Mr. Ali's highest quality/grade/difficulty knives generally sell for $300 to $500 through other venues with Collector Grade Butterfly Sword pairs selling for up to $1,595. All measurements are approximate. Blade lengths were measured from the border with the bolster/hilt to the tip including any ricasso/choil where it is within that defined area.
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