Chris Reeve Knives Shadow III
The Shadow III is my first One-Peice fixed blade from CRK. I’ve handled several of them before at knife shows and peices that belonged to friends, and none of them really interested me until now. I received this knife as part of a trade, and wow, has it grown on me!
One thing I do have to say about this knife is that it is on the small side. The CRK One-peice knives actually get quite a bit more expensive as you go up in size, probably because the amount of material removed to make a longer blade is quite a bit more.
The handles handily open up in the back, just like a Rambo Knife! But these ones don’t compromise any structural integrity by doing so. The A2 steel is coated so it doesn’t oxidize, and the blade is razor sharp like all CRK stuff and wears a similar edge geometry and hollow ground blade as a Sebenza. In fact, it cuts a lot like a Sebenza.
The handle on the Shadow III is a bit short, so larger hands might be more comfortable with a larger model. The knife fits my smallers paws just fine though!
Overall Length: 8″
Blade Length: 4″
Blade Steel: A2
Weight: 6 oz