Cervical knife: types, characteristics, recommendations
In today's civilized world, the idea of wearing a knife around the neck, practiced by some tribes living in tropical latitudes, was appreciated. The knife in the circumstances prevailing for these peoples (hot climate and the need to be constantly ready for danger) is the first means for survival. For a European - a man of civilized and satiated with all the blessings and comforts - a knife, fastened by a rope to the neck, is considered something exotic.
With external appeal and novelty, this method of fastening is not devoid of practicality. The idea was picked up by many firms that manufacture knife-wearing knives.
This product is an artfully executed product in which the designers take into account all the parameters important for the civilized consumer.
What is considered by the consumer?
- Security. Cutting product near the neck with insufficient sheathing poses a threat to the owner. To eliminate the danger of injury, the developers are creating very reliable cases, for the manufacture of which high-strength laminates are used.
- Ease of use. The knife should provide a secure and comfortable grip.
- Speed of extraction. Many cases are equipped with locks from the G10, allowing you to release the knife when you press a button or a quick jerk.
- Neck knife should have the optimal mass and dimensions.
- Use of high-quality steel. Knife firms use the brands D2, AUS-8, AUS-6, VG-10, etc. These steels are characterized by hardness and corrosion resistance.
- Aesthetics. The cervical knife, in contrast to many hunting products, should attract, and not scare away, because, in addition to being a weapon, it also performs the function of decoration. Particular attention is paid by the developers to the style. As a result, very beautiful, bright and useful cervical knives come on sale. Photos in the article represent the design features of these products.
Professional hunter and conductor from Alaska Russ Commerce, having a rich experience of staying in the forest, developed his own knife. The cervical blade of his project resembles a claw of a bear. The idea was taken up by an American company Columbia River Knife \u0026 Tool, which produces neck crocheting products.
"The bear's claw": the shape of the blade
Bear Claw - this name got a knife, as the shape of his blade was identical to a formidable weapon - the claw of a bear. Concave, with a strongly curved cutting edge, he could rip open the body of the victim both when thrusting, and when pulling out of the wound. Given that the steel can be sharpened and it will be much sharper than the claw of the beast, the idea of making neck knives of a similar shape was accepted by the producer firms with enthusiasm. Due to its shape and qualitative sharpening, this neck knife with small dimensions represents a formidable weapon, even in a hand unadapted for combat. To improve grip in the handle, there is a small hole for the finger, due to which the knife tightly sits in the palm of your hand and does not slip even when it is opened. The only drawback, according to users, is the tangible weight of the handle.
- The length of the knife is 145 mm.
- The length of the blade is 60 mm.
- The thickness of the blade is 3.3 mm.
- The production uses AUS-6 steel.
- Hardness of hardening is 55-57.
- Weight - 95 g.
- Lining and sheath are made of Zytel material.
What is it for?
Blade without additional effort can cause shallow and extensive wounds, which is fraught with pain shock and rapid loss of blood. This tactic of action is inherent in a formidable beast. This neck knife is highly specialized - as an instrument it is ineffective, since it can not be used in everyday life.
Despite this, such blades have their own consumer, mainly among women and the elderly, who use this weapon as a means of self-defense.
Knife crocheted Spyderco
When creating their own neck knives, this manufacturer took into account the lack of "claw of a bear" and removed the excess metal from the handle. The form of this manufacturer's products resembles the Latin letter S. The abdomen formed behind the concave arch is intended for convenient and effective cutting. For cervical knives is characterized by wavy sharpening, which improves the process of ripping.
As a result of the modifications, the blade turned into a frame product, faced with a miracle. Due to this, the weight of the knife has significantly decreased without changes in its strength. But such a blade became inconvenient in retention. This drawback is typical for many neck knives with frame construction. The lighter the handle, the more uncomfortable the knife lies in the palm of your hand. To correct this deficiency is difficult even when creating an ergonomic shape of the blade.
- The length of the product is 122 mm.
- The length of the blade is 41 mm.
- Thickness - 3 mm.
- The steel used is VG-10 or AUS-6.
- Application for the handles of the Micarta material.
- Weight - 40 g.
- Sheath is made of Kudex material.
Tether from Benchmade
Creating this cervical knife, the developers tried to make it as easy as possible. The construction of this product consists of a blade and a flat frame handle. Unlike the "claw of a bear," Tether does not have a finger hole that provides a secure grip. This drawback in the design of the handle is compensated by the presence on its surface of spraying from a rough plastic.
Tether is meant for doing chores. Despite the small size and flat frame handle, this neck knife is very convenient for cutting and cleaning vegetables.
Tactical and technical characteristics
- The length of the product is 146 mm.
- The length of the blade is 51 mm.
- The thickness is 3.2 mm.
- Steel is brand 440C.
- Hardness of hardening is 58-60.
- The handle contains plastic spraying.
- The weight of the product is 45 g.
- Sheath is made of Kudex material.
Among the great variety of neck knives special place is taken by a blade from this group, made by the Swedish manufacturer Fallkniven. The difference between the products of this company and the other knives is the size of the handles. At WM-1 it is of such sizes that it easily fits in the palm of an adult person. This positively affects the convenience of grasping and comfortable use of the knife. The product has also a disadvantage - it is too oversized and heavy. In this regard, prolonged wearing on the neck weary. In addition, the dimensions of the knife make it impossible to conceal it.
- The length of the knife is 175 mm.
- The length of the blade is 71 mm.
- Thickness - 3,5 mm.
- Steel grade VG-10.
- Hardness of hardening - 59-61.
- The weight of the knife is 70 g.
- Elastomeric lining is used to decorate the handles.
- Sheath is made of Kudex material.
Crayon with own hands
Before you start working, you need to have an idea of what the product should be. To do this, you need to draw a drawing. The drawing should cover the whole blade and the handle. It can be made from recycled materials - old files, drills or machine valves. Tool steel is considered a very high-quality material for making homemade knives. Using forging, with it you can work at home. The author's forged knife of cervical wearing is complex in the manufacture and mainly non-functional product. Often such artfully executed homemade artifacts become examples of cold weapons, for possession of which without a license, criminal responsibility is threatened. This should be remembered for every craftsman who decided to make his next knife.