From the outset, just like all of our knives, the idea was to build a knife from the ground up designed to stand the test of time under heavy use. With that in mind, there were various key design features which Richy, working with Savernake Knives Founder and former Scots Guardsman, Laurie Timpson, began with. During his time serving with the Royal Marines, one thing Richie noticed was that colleagues would often end up using the tip of their knives as a tool other than for what it is designed for. At best, this results in the swift blunting of the blade tip. At worst however, the tip will actually break off, being the most vulnerable part of a blade. With that in mind, 2 design features were immediately integrated: a cut-off tip, to provide strength and durability and a robust punch-point at the base of the handle, to provide a reliable and safe tool for just the kinds of jobs the tip is often damaged on. This is where you’ll also find a lanyard hole, carefully positioned so as not to compromise its strength.
Another key design feature of the knife is the tapering, variable hollow grind. This allows the nose to be used for the most punishing tasks with no fear of damage or loss of performance, whilst nearer the handle, the blade thins and deepens, allowing you to move your hand slightly up the handle and carry out razor-precise detail work. In getting this just right, many prototypes were tested and adapted.