Neco, a mini Persian that hides its fighter pedigree and doesn't look out of place, formal or casual...

NECO

/ˈne.koː/ - From Latin, meaning to Kill, Put to Death or Slay.

Neco is a small, lightweight and discreet carry option which disguises its abilities well. “The Gentleman’s EDC”, this mini Persian blade looks smart enough to carry in formal attire, and remains ever ready.

The blade is small and compact making it both easy to carry and conceal. Comfortable in both forward or reverse grip, the handle is ergonomically shaped to fit snugly in the palm. Versions with the contoured handle scales also feature a palm swell which aids in retention.

The Neco is modelled on the Persian style blade with a trailing point, or upswept tip. Deceptive in its ability, the Neco is an agile fighter that is equally at home doing basic utility tasks. This makes it easy to carry for those who are worried about possibly looking “too tactical”.

The Neco comes with the expected high quality Kydex sheath, offering a very positive retention and secure carry solution that is comfortable to wear in both OWB or IWB, and concealable both ways too. A variety of handle options are also available so you can tailor your Neco to suit you.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Steel Options: Böhler K460
Configuration Options: Single Edge
Blade Finish Options: Dark Etch / High Polish Etch

Edge Geometry: Flat Grind
Hardness: 60-61 Hrc
Blade Thickness: 4mm / 0.16 in
Blade Length: 70mm / 2.75 in
Total Length: 155mm / 6.10 in
Total Weight: N/A
Years Produced: 2018 – Present

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

KEY FEATURES
  • Slightly Upswept & Reinforced Tip
  • Small, light and very easy to conceal.
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • 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 range from $300.00 – $800.00 depending on steel, final configuration and finishing, handle specifications and other extras which may be included. 

Each piece is priced individually. Please get in touch for a more accurate price estimate and/or to be added onto the Waiting List.

Package Includes:

The Custom Neco, Kydex Sheath, presented in Tengui Wrap with Certificate of Authenticity, Care Instructions.

Availability:

The Neco is a special knife made only when materials and time allow. It cannot be ordered.

Any available units will be posted for sale on Instagram / Facebook.

PRODUCTION NUMBERS BY YEAR:

Not Available

HANDLE & MOUNTING OPTIONS

HANDLE OPTIONS

The Neco is made with a variety of handle configuration and materials.

Traditional Tsukamaki

A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito or leather 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 in traditional termination knots through the Kashira.

The Silk Ito is sealed with clear resin to weather proof and cement it in place and provides a long lasting grip. Leather Ito is sometimes also used, although less common, and is left in its natural state un-coated.

Liner: Copper, Brass or No Liner

Ito: Silk Ito (Black, Brown, Burgundy, Navy, White, Gold or Green) or Leather Ito (Black or Brown)

Samegawa: Natural White, Antiqued, Black or Crimson

Fittings: Carbon Fiber, Black Buffalo Horn, Red/Brown Buffalo Horn, Bone, Brass, Titanium, Shibuichi, or Shakudo

Fittings Finishing: Brushed or Polished. Metal fittings are textured or polished, left natural or patinated. Titanium fittings are textured or polished, and heat anodised.

Accent Pins: Mosaic Pins can be used on fittings.

Synthetic Scales:

Synthetic scale handles are also commonly used to complete this model.

Liner: Brass or Copper, or No Liner.

Material: Black G10 or Carbon Fiber.

Texture Pattern: Tsuka Pattern, Tsunami Pattern, Grooved Pattern.

Bone Scales:

This is one of the few knives that can be fitted with Bone Scales.

Liner: Brass, Copper or No Liner.

Material: White Giraffe Bone

Texture Pattern: Tsuka Pattern, Tsunami Pattern, Grooved Pattern, Simple Contour.

Pins: Brass, Copper, Mosaic Pin.

Wood & Burl Scales

?Both local and exotic woods and burls can be used for handle scales. This depends entirely on what is available from suppliers and this list is not exhaustive.

Liner: Brass, Copper or No Liner.

Woods: Purple Heart, African Blackwood, Ebony, Wild Olive, American Walnut, French Briar Wood.

Burls: Walnut Burl, Rooibos Burl, Japanese Maple Burl.

Pins: Brass, Copper, Brass Tube, Mosaic Pin.

SHEATHS & MOUNTS

The Neco is completed with one or more of the following Sheath & Mount Options.

Sheath: Full Sheath, Fold Over Sheath, Pocket Hook Sheath, Static Line Sheath

Mounts: Discreet Carry Concepts HLR Clip, Soft Loop Mount (Fold Over Only) or Micro Cord (Static Line).