KNIVES DONE RIGHT.®
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More “folk” than “lore.”
More “urban” than “legend.”
More “goofus” than “gallant.”
Maybe it’s our fault that Clyde turned out the way he did. After all, we did name him after our favorite watering hole in Portland, “The Clyde Common”, located at the ACE Hotel in Pearl district. And we did create him as a mix of Scandinavia meets Japan and flirts with the Persians – no good lovechild could come from that….or could it? Well, we surely think so!
Clyde has a slim, pointy and slightly upswept blade in Elmax steel (or “El Max,” as Clyde claims it is pronounced, being that it’s named after a semi-famous Lucha libre wrestler from the ´70s). The handle looks smaller than it feels, just like Clyde claims in other matters, and the ergonomics of the knife may surprise you given its simple lines.
This new version in natural canvas Micarta sports thumbstud and backspacer in brass!
We think that Clyde is the perfect EDC knife, and, if you haven’t noticed yet, it has a ton of attitude that will set it apart!
Blade Steel: Elmax. Stonewash finish.
Handle: Natural canvas micarta.
Thumbstud and Backspacer: Brass
Liner: AISI 420 Hardened – Bead Blasted.
Pivot Mechanism: Bronze washers.
Locking Mechanism: Liner lock.
Blade Length: 3″ (77mm) – measured from tip to forward-most aspect of frame
Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (3mm)
Handle Length: 3.94″ (100mm)
Overall Length: 6.97″ (177mm)
Weight: 2.8oz (79.4g)