Greg Lightfoot Max Velocity Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on September 14th, 2007

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This was the first Lightfoot knife I had every handled or owned, and I was really excited when I traded a fairly decent sized lot of 5 Spyderco knives to get this knife. Unfortunately, the spyderco knives went up in value, and this Lightfoot had some problems with it. These problems are not Greg’s fault, but occured during previous ownership.

I had the knife fixed and it was good as new! I really like Greg’s hard crisp grinds and satin finish. The hollow grinds that he does are really nice, really create a dramatic looking blade. The blade on this Max Velocity is a D2 steel with a very thick spine.. nice deep hollow grind. The thumb ramp has nice grooves put into it for secure grip, while the fat belly on the handle gives the knife good purchase and grip.

Greg Lightfoot has done a fantastic job with the scales on this one, very smooth and boy do they look fantastic! The bolsters are Titanium, with a linerlock. I wish the linerlock was a bit more contoured, it seems a bit plain in that its just simply cut out and nothing else done to it really. It is still a very nice knife, and Greg’s done a good job designing it.

Since I did not receive the knife new, I can’t really comment on how sharp it came out of the box, as it was a bit dull when I got it. I gave it a couple passes on the sharpmaker and stropped it and it was hair popping sharp in no time. I did find the D2 steel a bit harder to work with than the 154CM stuff that was so popular at the time.

I’ve had the opportunity to play with some of Greg’s newer models and I feel his newer designs like the Catchdog are more refined and I like them better. Having met him at the CKG show I have to say he’s a really nice guy and definately has a passion for his knives!

Blade Steel: D2
Bolsters: Bead Blasted Titanium
Handle: Carbon Fiber
Liners: Titanium
Blade Length: 3 1/4″

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