More "folk" than "lore." More "urban" than "legend." More "goofus" than "gallant."
Maybe it's our fault that Clyde turned out the way he did. After all, we did name him after our favorite watering hole in Portland, “The Clyde Common”, located at the ACE Hotel in Pearl district. And we did create him as a mix of Scandinavia meets Japan and flirts with the Persians - no good lovechild could come from that….or could it? Well, we surely think so!
The new Aluminum Clyde was made in honor of Clyde's mom’s house... or camper actually, the 1969 pink tint Airstream that Clyde grew up in until his thirteenth birthday when he joined the Flea Circus... but that’s a different story.
For the Aluminum Clyde, we used N690 steel for the upswept blade. The handle looks smaller than it feels, just like Clyde claims in other matters, and the ergonomics of the knife may surprise you given its simple lines.
We think that Clyde is the perfect EDC knife, and, if you haven’t noticed yet, it has a ton of attitude that will set it apart!"
The Giantmouse Story:
The idea of GiantMouse was formed over drinks one evening during a US knife show in 2015. Danish designer / knifemakers Jens Ansø and Jesper Voxnaes (Vox), along with their American entrepreneur friend Jim Wirth, decided that they could build a better mousetrap, so to speak. A knife brand that can provide amazing knife designs, with the highest possible production quality, at a fair price, while remaining closely involved with its community of customers.
I've personally been carrying a Green Micarta Clyde for the better part of a year and this knife just works for me. You guys have been loving the Prometheus Edition Clyde, so I asked the GM gang if I could bring you guys my personal favorites ;) Micarta is out of stock, so I thought these black/red inverts might be fun.
I'm not a huge knife nerd but I still have an objectively horrible Camillus Cuda that I bought in college for $40 1999 dollars. It was the first "real" knife I bought with my own money. I also have some custom knives that are over $600 (each)...which gives me plenty of perspective.
Blade SteelN690 Satin finish
LinerAISI 420 Hardened - PTFE coated
Locking MechanismLiner Lock
where it's made