Re: What fixed blade are you carrying today?
« Reply #1383 on: July 25, 2019, 04:25:00 AM »
Alex Shunnarah Altoid Can Knife. I'm not sure whether to call this semi-custom or not .While not produced in huge numbers, they made a lot of them; and one place says they're made in China as opposed to the USA. Got it for around $20 through an eBay seller that seems to be a liquidator for knives, because the design is discontinued. I find the drop point skinner shape coupled with the miniscule size of the knife somewhat inconvenient for all but slitting/skinning type tasks. But, it's one of the strongest little knives I own and 440C holds an edge. When I bought it, I felt like I had made a mistake, but it's slowly changing.
I feel its successor, the Shanghai Shank is much better. Which I don't have, and there are more well known companies with better products for less money. This one is so poorly thought out. First, there was a black paracord wrap that had to be taken off (it wouldn't lock in the sheath with it on), then well, it's a bit fiddly in the hand. They didn't originally come with sheaths either; the seller had these made up for the knives; in order to make them safe to carry.