GiantMouse Clyde: Micarta
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!
Clyde has a slim, pointy and slightly upswept blade in Elmax steel (or “El Max,” as Clyde claims it is pronounced, being that it's named after a semi-famous Lucha libre wrestler from the ´70s). 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.
Micarta is a blend of laminated fabric and epoxy; a classic knife material. It feels natural in hand, is super light weight, and develops a winning patina over time as the fabric absorbs your life experience. If I had to choose only one handle material, Micarta would be it, hands down.
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 SteelElmax - Stonewash finish
LinerAISI 420 Hardened - Bead Blasted
Locking MechanismLiner Lock
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