Prior to this purchase, I had a standard Apocalypse and standard South Pole (i.e the ones with the satin blade). I was happy with both of them.
I was really curious about the K-1s and the Apocalyptic blade finish. It is really unique and photos don't do it justice. I expected the K-1s to be the same size as the South Pole, but as per the phots, the K-1s is smaller.
I am very happy with this purchase, as the the fit and finish is perfect. There are no blemishes, scratches or imperfections at all. The grind on the blade is perfectly consistent and accurate. Whoever or however they sharpen the knives, is simply astonishing. The attention to detail on this knife is second to none. Very happy with the purchase.
Photos (from Top): Apocalypse, South Pole, South Pole - Apocalyptic, K-1s - Apocalyptic.
Where the in the photos where you can see scratches on the South Pole satin blade, I was shining a light on them.
The other photos are normal without a light.
The knife colors are darker to the human eye than in the photos