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Diavel - meaning ``Devil`` in the Bolognese dialect.
Diavel was inspired by the popularity of the Victorinox Fruitknife adaptation to combative use. Intended to be a small, concealable cutter which is adept at being used both in the front or reverse grips, this little blade can become a formidable tool.
The Diavel has an asymmetric edge bevel, ground to a sharp edge and point. The asymmetry of the bevel means that slicing actions will pull the cut material away from its mass, resulting in clean, yet devastating cuts. The point will penetrate into soft tissues easily and slice open channels with ease pulling against that edge.
The Diavel looks particularly good in Silk Tsukamaki wraps, but can also be fitted with G10, Carbon Fiber, Bone or Exotic Wood scales.
It comes with a secure Kydex Sheath that can be fitted with your choice of Soft Loops or Steel Clip, and can be worn OWB or IWB.
Steel: Böhler K460
Hardness: 60 Hrc
Finish: Acid Patina
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
Blade Options: Left or Right-handed Edge Grind. (Right by default)
Please Note: Specifications are approximate. Each blade is finished entirely by hand and minor differences in specifications are to be expected.
- 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.
Carbon Fiber Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $260.00 / R2600.00
Bone Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $250.00 / R2500.00
Exotic Wood Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $260.00 / R2600.00
Exotic Burl Wood Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – from $300.00 / R3000.00
Silk Tsukamaki Wrap – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $320.00 / R3200.00
Steel Trainer Versions can be made to match the Live Blade from $85.00 / R850.00
The custom Diavel is made to order and needs to be reserved as a Custom Order.
Lead Time: 6-8 weeks
Carbon Fiber scales are fitted to the blade.
Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either of our unique patterns, Tsuka or Tsunami.
Optional Liners are also available in Brass or Copper.
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.
Exotic Wood 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 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.
Exotic Wood Burl Scales
These Exotic Burl scales offer exquisitely beautiful grains and wood patterns when finished to a high degree, and will produce a Masterworks level handle for your knife. Typically these woods are ordered specially from suppliers, or may be available only for a limited time. Species include Oak Burl, Walnut Burl, Amboyna Burl and more. Special requests can be also be catered for
Exotic Wood Burl 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 woods.
Traditional Silk Tsukamaki Wrap
A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito cord which is wrapped over a layer of coloured 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.
Standard Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath with either a Soft Loop mounting or metal belt clip. Soft Loops and Clips can be interchanged as desired by the user, and be mounted in either left handed or right handed configurations. The standard sheath can also be set up as a Static Line mount.