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Grave by N.C.Custom is an EDC (Every Day Carry) size dagger designed for versatility and easy carry in mind. This is a "single edge" dagger - the top edge is not sharpened at the factory.
The blade is made of German X105 steel with a beautiful Stonewash finish.
This is a full tang dagger, with an integrated guard and robust Black Canvas Micarta handle.
Grave comes with the beautiful Kydex sheath and tactical UltaClip pocket clip.
|Total length:||7.64" (194mm)|
|Blade length:||3.5" (89mm)|
|Blade width:||1.3" (33mm)|
|Blade thickness:||0.16" (4 mm)|
|Blade material:||X105 steel|
|Handle:||Black Canvas Micarta
I usually refrain from giving 5-star reviews because I'm really picky, but in this case . . . The knife fits my hand quite comfortably. The blade's got some heft for its size. It came with a very good edge on it. I've used it for some lightweight utility cutting during a recent move and it's been a joy to use.
Love the weight, the feel. This moderately thick and stuby blade is comfortable to carry and never feels like "not enough". The linen micarta handle indexes nicely, and feel well gripped in the hand. I'm always happy with N.C. CUSTOM and will buy another.
Great quality knife
I originally purchased this knife thinking that it would be great for backpacking- I like to carry a small knife inverted on my backpack strap. After it arrived, and I was able to examine it I was surprised to find that, though is a very compact package, it is thicker and generally heavier than I suspected. While, this is not really a bad thing, it wasn't as suitable for backpacking, where every ounce counts. After using it a bit , I find that it's find a good choice for discreet Self Defense Carry or, even as a compact tool for a canoe trip- it is sturdy and thick enough to be able to do some bush craft work with.
The knife came sharp, but not wicked sharp. I believe this to be more of a function of the blade geometry rather than any lapse on the part of the manufacturer. You can only get a blade this thick so sharp. Having said that, you can hone the edge that it comes with a bit so that it is, essentially, sharp enough for any regular task that you would have for a knife- which brings me to the blade steel. What exactly is X109? From the way it sharpens and the general hardness of the blade, I suspect it is a steel that is equivalent to 440c and, since it is a German steel, I suspect that it is tempered on the softer side of the scale, which makes it tougher and less likely to break, but Will require more frequent sharpening . So, suitable for bush craft work .
The sheath that it comes with bears a quick mention. Not only is it attractive but, it is very usable and well suited for inverted or small of the back carry. If I were still a young man in the military, the little extra weight would not bother me and I would use the sheath to carry the knife inverted on my carry gear.
Overall, a very useful knife, well crafted in Russia – five stars.