I’m happy to say that Ver Steeg Blades Michigan Made knife #3 is done and available for sale. You knew I had to sneak a Ver Steeg Blades Imp in the first few knives off the line didn’t you? I have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, but this is what is for sale today.
Ver Steeg Blades Imp
The story of this knife is pretty neat. I wanted a fixed blade that you could carry in your front pocket. I also wanted it to be lightweight so that you almost don’t notice carrying it. At the time, a lot of people were hot to trot about wearing a knife around their neck. I’ve never been a fan of having anything around my neck, but I thought if I HAD to wear a knife, it should be as light as possible.
The main challenge I was interested in solving with a knife like this are the ergonomics. Not only did I want it to be lightweight and strong, I wanted it to have decent ergonomics. I had to rethink handles and how they fit in the hand to come up with the imp. It is a 2 1/2 finger knife with a little loop for your small finger. The loop on the small finger should lock the blade into your hand, thus making it feel a lot bigger than it is. I have a video explaining some of the features of the Ver Steeg Blades Imp as well as another front pocket fixed blade – the Grendel. If you’re interested you can watch it.
The blade is about 2 inches long and the handles is about 2 1/4 inches. The overall length is about 4 1/4 inches. When the blade is in the included sheath, the length is just under 5 inches.
It is made of 1/8th inch thick O1 tool steel, hardened to 60 on the RC scale. It has a 5 degree flat grind with a convex edge. The handle is one of my all time favorite materials – Tortoise Shell Kirinite. The sheath is made (by me) of Kydex. It includes a ball chain like you would use to wear dog tags.
The weight of the knife alone is only 1 3/8 ounces!
If you add the sheath, and chain, the total weight only increases by an ounce!
The knife and sheath together are quite handsome. At least I think so! 🙂
I’m not going to be making these very often
This is one of the most requested blades I make. I just can’t bring myself to crank out knife after knife of the same design. Every once in a while I will make something that I have made before but don’t expect to see that happen very often. I get most of the pleasure from the design of a knife, rather than making the same thing over and over. If you want to see more of these, pester your favorite manufacturer to make a run with me.
You can have this knife for $105 + $10 shipping if you live in the U.S.A. If you live outside the US, I can’t guarantee I can sell this to you because of the vagaries of international shipping. The first person who emails me (there is a contact us form on the page) and pays for it gets the knife. Good luck!
Sold just a couple minutes after posting. Sorry if you missed it. 🙁