This Obake model has a red cord wrapped handle and a gray TiNi coated blade with a stylish etched pattern.
Based on the classic Japanese Kwaiken, this Obake fixed blade knife features a black Katana style nylon wrapped handle with a red synthetic rayskin underlay. The blade features an etched TiNi finish that complements the handle well. Item includes an injection molded sheath for secure and consistent retention.
Not too pricey so what’s not to like. Always hanging there should I happen to want it and takes an edge good. For what it cost I can’t see being disappointed. Not an all day utility blade do I didn’t bother with the belt clip but I guess you could.
a great knife for everyday carry. Came very sharp and keep a sharp edge. Very well made at a great price.
Overview: Aesthetics - Ok Fit and Finish - Ok Ergonomics - Good Edge - Ok Traction - Excellent Clip - N/A Lockup - N/A Blade centering - N/A Size - smallish Weight - light This is a decent small fixed blade knife. Its got great traction, and seems like a pretty good design. However, the faux stingray skin under the wrap looks kind of cheesy. Also the etching pattern on the blade looks cheesy too. I wish i would have just gotten the regular blade version. The edge doesn't come very sharp from the factory, but its not that hard to sharpen. The handle wrap is really grippy, almost to the point to being to much so. I tried carrying it on a static line under my shirt a few times but its a bit to abrasive on my skin. To me, its kind of an entry level fixed blade to see if you are going to like carrying a fixed blade before you buy a nicer one. That's its main use in my opinion. It also comes with a bead for the static line, i think it was a skull, but I don't really remember since i threw it away immediately and replaced that cord with some 550 cord with a knot in it.