Knife number 18 from the Michigan Ver Steeg Blades shop is a Grendel Variant. The original Grendel knives were made in Iowa and were forged, custom knives. The idea was that the Grendel would be a beefier version of the Imp but would still be comfortable carried in the front pocket.
A Grendel Variant
This knife was a custom order for a gentleman who wanted a Grendel with this blade shape. The blade shape reminds me of either a straight razor or a cleaver.
The blade and handle are both two and a half inches long. The steel is 3/16 inch thick O1 tool steel, hardened to an RC hardness of 60. As with all Grendel knives, this Grendel variant features a forged guard.
The handle is made from maroon linen micarta with a white G10 liner. There is a nickel silver mosaic pin and a nickel silver lanyard tube.
The knife is designed to be nice and stable in a 2.5 finger grip. The lanyard loops around the small finger and hopefully locks the knife into the grip just a little better.
A nice small knife like this is usable in a lot of different grips.
This knife was a custom order and is not for sale. I will probably make more Grendel knives and even some more Grendel variant knives. Because of the forging, each one of these knives is a little different. Even if I use the exact same blade shape, the guards will be slightly different. The Grendel and Grendel variant knives are one of the few knives that I ship with a sheath.