the stuff is called: black canvas micarta! whatever the hell that is?!
either way. the 7" green beret knife is fantastic. the grips (whatever they may be) are very comfortable to hold and provide a great grip... even with sweaty hands!
the edges of the blade/metal are all perfectly rounded off (on the grip side obviously).
the thing has great balance, the blade is thick/ strong, the coating doesn't reflect or rust, the thing is rock solid, it has serrations and is delivered with a blackhawk sheath.
Why do both the knives in the photos (CRKT and Leatherman) have the belt clip made the wrong way (with the belt clip pointing the same was as the blade's tip)? Is there some legal reason or what?
With my Spyderco clipped on the inside of the front pocket of my jeans, it sits just slightly above where my hand naturally hangs. In one smooth, not very noticeable motion, I can draw and open while keeping it out of sight next to my leg. It's so natural and easy, I figured the knives with the backwards clip were purposely made to prevent this ease of use.
With the clip on backwards, like the knives pictured, you have to pull it up and all the way out with two fingers, then turn the knife 180 degrees to open the blade while trying to reposition your hand. Awkward and probably makes one more ****e to accidentally dropping the knife while transitioning from draw to open.
I think my next upgrade will be to and HK Axis, which still has the clip made the right way, but I thought someone here might know why so many places have switched to the inverted clip.