//NK Infiltrator Card Knife
//Both the knife and sheath can fit inside a standard credit card sized pocket
//Metal Choices (3mm Thick):
>6AL4V Titanium Tungsten Carbidized
>52100 spring steel tempered at 57-58 HRC so it can flex in wallet
>CTS-XHP 60-61 HRC
//WARNING: Titanium knives are non magnetic and can pass through metal detectors
//Handle is designed for 550 paracord to be wrapped in a survival situation
//Lightweight back up knife or small utility blade
//Belt or neck carry sheath system. Comes with Bladetech Molle Lok 2 and ball chain (Additional 25$ for sheath)
//3 Blade styles available
>Straight Razor Edge
//Proudly hand crafted in the USA
//5 Point Review NK "Infiltrator" Wallet Knife
The goal was to make a last ditch knife capable of continuous cutting while also being able to exert and receive strong forces. Starting with the focus of being a utility blade the ULU shaped blade was first. Capable of splitting wood in half, the ULU had enough control that a fighting version was viable.
The design goal was to incorporate as much ergonomics for your hand to grip as possible. One year later the "Infiltrator" model was released and is an extremely capable hidden blade in a self defense situation.
The blade stock is 3mm so it can easily cut through binding materials but the actual edge angle is set high so it is durable and won't bend in the wallet when sat on. In the video I show the offensive capability & the results are amazing for such a small knife.
The design of the blade, which prevents catching on the opponent's clothing, is more than capable because of the hawk shape. Most surprising is this is the only card knife capable of being used in such a manner because the handle provides a secure grip.
//CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
The current production versions are all 3mm thick. This is thicker than competitor card knives. On top of this the entire knife has contouring and bevels so that there are no sharp edges to injure the hand with hard cutting. All holes and edges are milled and ground by hand. The blade is a chisel grind. The "Infiltrator" blade is designed so that it won't "snag" on any materials when slashing unlike other competitors in the small belt or neck knife category. Optional sheath with molle compatible clip options are available and the knife can be comfortably used for EDC.
//ROLE & APPLICATIONS
The small size does not limit the knife. If you've ever held a Boker Subcom it's very similar. The overall shape allows for real cutting use compared to other card knives on the market. Titanium models will not have much edge retention so if you intend to use this daily I strongly recommend choosing one of the other steel options available. There are a variety of ways to carry the knife (watch video):
I believe this would make a good defensive knife especially since the opponent may not see it. This combined with the "hawk" shaped blade make the knife very effective at making ripping cuts. Keep in mind the ULU shaped blade will snag when slashing so is not a viable choice for self defense. I've personally tested and carried the knife in the wallet and even in a loose pocket I had no issues with bending or injury & this was with a thinner stock.
I created this knife after owning and comparing both custom wallet knives & production options. The common thing I noticed was most wallet knives had very little secure grip or control so cutting with them was not effective. I took the shape of the Strider SLCC &Boker Subcom as a template & also incorporated the finger hole idea from the Silent Soldier to create the handle for the NK Card Knife. As a knife enthusiast I personally enjoy the knife because it's lightweight, compact and easy to EDC in a pocket or around the neck; it is also a concealable, discreet option. With a belt sheath the knife can be worn inside the waistband. Around the neck it's light enough to take swimming. A static cord can be tied to the knife and it can be dropped in the back pocket. Overall the variety of carry options & the possible defensive abilities make this what I hope to be a practical tool.