Reviews and Ratings for Krudo Knives MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade Knife 5" Black Double Combo Edge, Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath - KMAN910

Krudo Knives MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade Knife 5" Black Double Combo Edge, Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Krudo Knives MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade Knife 5 inch Black Double Combo Edge, Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath

 

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Krudo Knives MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade Knife 5" Black Double Combo Edge, Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Feb 20, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
If I Told You, I’d Have to Bushcraft You
I first became aware of Krudo, Manikomio in Knives Illustrated Buyer’s Guide of Jan/Feb 2020. I was instantly attracted to the unmistakable Louis Krudo creative design and attractive styling. But, what really caught my attention was the placement of this knife in the Buyer’s Guide. It was on pg. 88, in the “Bushcraft” section of knives. What kind of sick/twisted, covert/black ops form of bushcrafting do the editors of Knives Illustrated practice? It wasn’t until I had purchased Manikomio in this KnifeCenter.com Sale, and went back and checked it out again in the Buyer’s Guide that I finally, got it. This is a “spear point” blade, and Manikomio would make a great spear point on the end of a spear, with excellent attachment/lashing points provided by the openings in the guard/quillion and pommel. So, not only is this a fine SD knife, but it may serve you well in a survival situation, too. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Arrived fairly sharp, but could use a dressing. Manikomio is 0.25” thick at the tang, but the thickness of the blade above the fuller (cannelure/blood groove) is only 0.2”, making the transition to a relatively thin 30 degree edge easily accomplished with the shallow hollow grind. Nice steel. Take it from Spinal Tap: 9Cr is one better than, 8Cr. The handle is comfortable enough, but somewhat thin. It stays stabilized in the hand well; not twisting round and hard to orient like a Fairbairn-Sykes Combat Knife. A good wrap of black athletic tape cures all forms of handle maladies. Sheath is adequate, but rides too high if IWB belt loops were attached, with 75% of knife riding above the belt, like an upside-down iceberg. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I will be back for more Krudo: Fine fit n finish, creative designs, beautiful styling, quality materials/craftsmanship, affordable confidence. Grab yourself a Manikomio for whatever kind of sick/twisted, covert/black ops form of bushcrafting you practice. You won’t be disappointed. …“No, Officer, this is a ‘bushcraft’ knife. Honest.”