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This ZKC-C03 model sports a satin finished tanto blade and a jade green G-10 handle with a concave texture and a titanium pivot collar.
Stedemon has created a budget version of their extremely popular Shy IV model with the same great build and a 440C stainless steel blade. The ZKC-C03 offers a slim, lightweight design while maintaining a large blade and handle profile. If you're tired of tiny, keychain worthy knives, the C03 delivers with a hefty 3.8" blade. G-10 handles with flow through construction allow for a larger size without weighing down your pockets. A tip up pocket clip and a blue G-10 backspacer finish of the impressive EDC design.Features
I have dozens of knives in my collection, but this is one I keep going back to time and time again. My first Stedemon is sitting somewhere at the bottom of a local lake when a family member accident flung it over the side of the boat and into the drink. Sadness ensued and the family member was rebuked (which consisted of an over exaggerated eye roll and blowing out of the breath by me). However, I immediately purchased another one because it's a reliable workhorse. The handle is well made and textured for a solid grip, the blade snaps open with an effortless flick of the thumb (even for a lefty), and the fit and finish rivals the quality of knives three times it's price. And yes, I'm going to say it out loud...Stedemon, you could charge way more for this knife. While probably a bit too bulky to replace my EDC, it tucks in nicely next to my captain's helm and I use it every single time the boat is on the water - which is several times a week. The jade handle turns heads and the blue accents on the handle/blade makes this model stand out from the crowd. Honestly, I get zero comments on my other knives, but every single time the Stedemon comes out, people ask to see it. Well done, Stedemon! 5 stars for quality and value. Now stop reading these reviews, you won't regret the purchase, and put it in your shopping cart!
This isn't a knife I'd carry on the regular as it's on the heavy side as should be expected from the size alone. It has a smooth action on deployment and the blade was plenty sharp. It's 440C so great for someone not familiar with sharpening to get a decent edge put back on it. My only chief complaint is this isn't the most comfortable knife to hold - it's definitely not something I'd want to use over and over again. It sure looks good though.
Bruh, this ish is smooooooth. First opening was like butter with a nice THWACK! behind it. It’s a lil sharp out of the box and def useable until it’s next sharpening. Other than that, A++! I read some bad reviews about there being scratches on the blade and the centering was off. Not mine, ish came perfectly centered with zero scratches. SUPERB!!!
Super smooth action, nice finish and overall great knife. You get custom quality without breaking the bank, would 100% recommend
Baught this knife it has the quality of a custom for an awesome price deffinately worth the money
I had to purchase this knife elsewhere (and pay a little extra) since BHQ was sold out but I really wanted a knife with jade handles similar to Southern Grind's "Bad Monkey". Since I couldn't find a SG dealer anywhere that stocked them, I wasn't about to pay $260.00 in the hopes that I would like it. I decided to purchase this knife hoping I would like it enough to carry it without having to worry about scratching it since it's only $60+. I can honestly say that I own $200.00+ knives that aren't as nice as this thing. I know the jade color handles aren't for everyone but they do offer several alternatives. Stedemon cut costs in all the right places without skimping on the important things to create what could be the best knife value on the market. There are plenty of other high quality, low cost knives to choose from but you can almost always tell as soon as you handle them why they are low cost (not saying they are bad). This knife looks and feels like it should cost much more than it does.