I thought I might give a quick review of a little knife that has really captured my attention .
This is a small knife make no mistakes about it
Open Overall Length: 5.29''
Weight: 2.2 ounces
Blade Length: 2.19''
Blade Thickness: 0.18''
Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV
Blade Hardness: HRC 58-60
Blade Finish: Black Oxide then Stonewash
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
Blade Edge: Plain
Handle Material: ABS Black
Carry System: Molle Compatible Sheath w/Lanyard .
Those above dimensions are taken straight from their advertising so I assume its correct .
I wanted to try a small fixed blade knife for work and when I saw the No Bother i thought that it may fit my requirements nicely without breaking the bank on what is an experiment to see how a fixed compares to my usual folders .
I wanted simple , sharp , short bladed to meet societies requirements of carry laws and something that looked tool like , not dagger thin and pointy .
Well this thing has meet those requirements and to tell the truth has exceeded them .
Carrying a fixed blade in public can raise eybrows and my first real mission was to mute it down and make it appear more rustic and rural rather than the black tactical look it arrived with .
Webbing , blake molded sheath , clips etc .
I got rid of the webbing and the plaited leather lanyard . I used the piece of cord supplied with the knife for neck carry and made a simple lanyard from it .
I cut the slotted end off the sheath which is used to attach the webbing and wrapped a piece of leather around the plastic sheath fastening it with 4 Chicago screws .
The end result dramatically shortens the whole unit and really makes it look short .
Ive had a number of comments over the last week about whats on my belt ?
When I tell them its a knife and then show them every one has chuckled and been surprised .
I dont know what they thought it was , but a knife wasnt high on their list .I feel I have achieved what I was after in that regard .
A byproduct of using the Chicago screws is that the knifes retention pressure can be altered by cranking up one of the screws . I have experimented with this and settled on a tension that requires a reasonably big effort to release it .It wont come out of there by mistake .
The knife came harp out of the box and I touched it up after a couple of days of hard work cutting all sorts of things .
I'm no steel aficionado , but I think it holds an edge better than my Leatherman tools .
I'm amazed and delighted with this things cutting ability and in hand user friendliness .
I highly recommend this knife and it has replaced my folders for work during the week , I stopped carrying a folder as a backup by about Wednesday because by then it had proven itself to me .
As a final comment I'll say I ordered another one on Thursday as a backup to the first in case I lose it or they stop making them , this was going to be a cheap test to see if a small fixed blade would suit my requirements and then if a success buy a better more expensive knife , but " Why Bother , when you have a No Bother "
Here are a few pics