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DIAVEL

Diavel - meaning ``Devil`` in the Bolognese dialect.

The Diavel has evolved a long way from its first iteration in 2018, and become an extremely lightweight, small and versatile little knife that is far more adept at its task than first impressions would have you believe.

The Diavel is an asymmetric hornbill style blade which is adept at slicing and cutting. The asymmetric bevel produces a naturally reinforced point, so despite the thinness of the blade it is still quite stout and good at stabbing. The tip index is also just off of neutral, so if held in Pikal grip it is still usable. This is probably the highlight of the Diavel, its very versatile grip. The handle is neutral and doesn’t force a specific grip while being just wide enough to still feel very positive in the hand and prevent rolling.

This custom Diavel is available in either right or left hand dominant bevel. Traditionally the asymmetric bevel should be cut from the side of the dominant hand, ie: right side for right handed users.

The custom aspect also affords the user the option to choose from a variety of handles and finishes. All the options are ergonomically considered and wholly functional, but offer some distinct aesthetic charms of their own which appeal to the owner. There is a range of options from G10 or Carbon Fiber scales, Bone Scales, and Exotic Woods all the way to our well known Tsukamaki treatment. The Tsukamaki wrap includes colour choices for both the Silk Ito (cord) as well as the Samegawa (Ray Skin) underneath the wrap. For the solid scales, some other options to add a bit of flair come in the form of Copper or Brass liners, and decorative Mosaic pins.

The Diavel is offered as standard with a choice of either Full Kydex Sheath or Fold-Over Kydex sheath, which are in themselves hand made bespoke items. Sheaths are fitted and pressed by hand to get the perfect fit and retention, and finished for the best comfort possible. Each of our Kydex sheaths is supplied with a Discreet Carry Concepts HLR Clip which allows you to wear the knife IWB with or without a belt. We can also offer other sheath styles like Pocket Hook Sheaths or Static Line sheaths as an extra.

Finally your custom Diavel is sharpened by hand on our Japanese Water Stones. The stones allow a very fine and mirror polished edge, turning this little slicer into a razor.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Edge: Asymmetric
Hardness: 60 Hrc
Blade Thickness: ~3mm / 0.12 in
Primary Blade Length: 50mm / 1.95 in
Total Length: 160mm / 6.3 in
Total Weight: N/A
Years Produced: 2018 – Present

Please Note: Specifications are approximate. Each blade is finished entirely by hand and minor differences in specifications are to be expected. 

BLADE OPTIONS:

Steel Selection: Böhler K460 | Elmax | Hitachi Blue Paper #2
Edge Selection: Right Hand Bevel | Left Hand Bevel
Blade Finish: Black Oxide Patina | Brushed

KEY FEATURES:
  • Neutral Tip Index in either orientation.
  • Thinner Blade with Asymmetric grind provides a very sharp yet still robust tip
  • Small, light and very concealable, even in a pocket.
  • Neutral Grip allows easy switching between Reverse or Forward Grips
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Easily Concealable for most Small to Large Frame People
  • Kydex Sheath offers secure retention and all day comfort.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY:

All Prices Include Shipping. 

Prices are shown in both US$ for International Customers and SA Rands for locals.

Prices below are indicative only and based on Böhler K460 was the steel choice. Other steel options will affect the pricing.Please contact for an exact Quote.

Synthetic Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $260.00 / R2600.00

Bone Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $250.00 / R2500.00

Exotic Wood / Burl Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $260.00 / R2600.00

Silk Tsukamaki Wrap – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $320.00 / R3200.00

Options:

Copper/Brass Handle Liner – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $20.00 / R200.00

Additional Kydex Sheaths – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $35.00 / R350.00

Steel Trainer Versions can be made to match the Live Blade from $85.00 / R850.00

Package Includes:

The Custom Diavel, Sheath of your Choice, presented in Tengui Wrap with Certificate of Authenticity, Care Instructions & Diavel Tarot Card.

Availability:

Available for Custom Order.

Lead Time:

2-3 Months

HANDLE OPTIONS:

Synthetic Scales

G10, Micarta or Carbon Fiber scales are fitted to the blade.

Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either of our unique patterns, Tsuka or Tsunami, and hand sanded until just the right finish.

Optional Liners are also available in Brass or Copper.

Bone Scales

Antiqued Bone Scales are fitted to the blade.

Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either our unique Tsuka or Tsunami Pattern or a simple grooved pattern. Scales can also left smooth and polished.

Optional Copper or Brass Liners as well as decorative Mosaic Pins are available.

Exotic Wood/Burl Scales

Hardwoods or Stabilized Exotic Burls are used to create exquisite scales. The types of wood available for making scales varies and depends on what is available at the time. Typically species like African Blackwood, Ebony, American Walnut and Wild Olive are what is preferred, however more exotic and figured varieties like Walnut Burl, Oak Burl, and Spalted species are also available. It’s best to ask if you have a favourite.

Exotic Wood Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in our unique Tsuka or Tsunami Pattern, given a simple grooved pattern, or polished smooth. Classic Checkering is also available as an option on certain hardwoods and stabilized burls.

Traditional Silk Tsukamaki Wrap

A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito cord which is wrapped over a layer of colour lacquered Samegawa, traditional sting ray leather used on Japanese swords. The Tsukamaki wrap is executed in a traditional Hineri-Maki pattern before terminating at the end of the handle.

The Silk Ito is sealed with clear resin to weather proof and cement it in place and provides a long lasting grip.

Silk Ito Colour Options: Black, Brown, Navy, Burgundy, Gold.

Samegawa Colour Options: Natural White, Antiqued White, Black or Crimson/Black.

MOUNTING OPTIONS:

Full or Fold-Over Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath are supplied with a Discreet Carry Concepts HLR Clip which can be worn with or without a belt. These sheaths can be fitted with other mounting clips like Ulti-Clips as well, or fitted with Soft Loops.

Pocket Hook Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath designed specifically to be worn inside the pants pocket. The sheath is formed with a double hook so that it can be drawn either forwards or backwards. The hooks engage with the recess inside your pocket when drawn, leaving the sheath behind and the knife in your hand.

Disclaimer: The design of pocket hook sheaths is extremely general and designed to work with most pockets. How well it works with your individual pockets is unknown. 

Static Line Kydex Sheath

A fully formed, lightweight Kydex Sheath which is designed to be tucked into the waistband or carried in a pocket. The sheath is supplied with a length of high strength micro cord which is anchored to your gear or clothing. When the knife is drawn the cord anchor will snap the sheath off the blade.

The Static Line sheath allows more flexibility in carry positions and allows the knife to be mounted on gear or backpacks much more easily.