The Archangel is our foray into the defensive Wharncliffe style knife. Deviating from our traditional Pikal models, the Archangel is now in its 2nd Generation, and offers users a formidable forward grip defensive EDC knife!
The Wharncliffe, to the uninitiated, may seem like an unlikely contender for an effective defensive knife. Popularised by Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts, and famed designer of the Spyderco Yojimbo, the wharncliffe offers users serious cutting power from the straight edge. The Archangel makes use of this extreme cutting power in its design and couples it with the robust frame of 80Crv2 steel. While it may not seem obvious, the design is also very capable of piercing and thrusting. The flat spine forces the edge into the cut, essentially helping it glide effortlessly through organic materials.
AK009 is a Custom Archangel of our 2nd Generation version that is available for direct sale. The blade has been done simply with a matte Black Cerakote finish and is paired with a new handle scale material! The handle scales are shaped from black Richlite, a material that is made from recycled paper and resin. It is very similar to traditional micarta, and finishes beautifully for a practical, utilitarian scale material. On this knife the Richlite scales are finished with our Tsuka texture pattern, and looks great!
The Archangel is sheathed in a fold over style Kydex sheath which can be fitted with your choice of mounting on the DCC compatible hole spacing.