Halfbreed Blades is known the world over for hard use cutlery for hard environments. The gold level brand of Hardcore Hardware Australia, the company utilizes premium materials and manufacturing processes. For this reason, they are a trusted brand when it comes to hardcore combat utility. The latest offering from Halfbreed Blades, the MCK-01 Medium Clearance Knife, exemplifies that reputation.
The Halfbreed Blades MCK-01 Medium Clearance Knife
Designed as a mid-size CQB fixed blade knife, the overall 9.25-inch length also lends itself nicely to field use. Likewise, the exceptional balance between weight, strength, and cutting power makes it fast in the hand and an excellent fighter.
Constructed of K110 D2 tool steel, the 4.52-inch blade features a slight recurve, which is perfect for slicing chores. In addition, after penetration, the recurve ensures continued cutting on the way out. Also adding to the penetration power of the blade is an oversized top swedge running the length of the blade that compliments the spear point tip.
The D2 tool steel coupled with the .25-inch thickness makes for a very robust blade. However, the edge is not as keen as a knife with thinner stock. But don’t worry, it is still plenty sharp. Tough Teflon coating protects the blade steel and aids in drag-free performance.
Providing the interface between flesh and steel are G-10 handle scales with aggressive, mountain tread texturing. The scales fall slightly short of the tang, providing an exposed tang design. Chamfering around the edges of the exposed tang works with the contours of the handle scales to ensure a comfortable grip.
An oversized handguard gives ample protection and prevents the hand from slipping up onto the blade during field use or combative application. The guard is more pronounced at the index finger but lower at the thumb, allowing for the user to choke up on the knife. Finally, a skullcrusher pommel with a lanyard hole finishes out the design.
The MCK-01 ships with a very heavy-duty Kydex sheath that holds the knife in place with an audible click. A Tek-Lok style belt carry system comes with the sheath. However, eyelet holes run the perimeter of the sheath for other options.
The Halfbreed Blades MCK-01 Medium Clearance Knife is available now, in black, dark earth and ranger green, with an MSRP of $290.00. For more info, please visit HalfbreedBlades.com.au.
Halfbreed Blades Medium Clearance Knife Specs
Blade Material: K110 D2
Blade Length: 4.52 inches
Overall Length: 9.25 inches
Blade Finish: Teflon Coated
Blade Thickness: .25 inch
Weight: 9.62 ounces