M11 Phantom Invasor
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The Phantom Invasor was an experiment to see just how far I could push the drop of a knife pattern. I kept the blade similar to the drop of most of the other models but gave the handle a lot more drop than anything I’ve done before. After using it some I figured out a few things. It is really comfortable to use, probably the most comfortable handle I’ve ever used.
The blade works well but not any better or worse than knives in the Gascoande family because it's essentially the same pattern. A pommel plate on this knife is a bad idea, I found that out after I made the prototype with one on it. The handle has too much drop in the pommel to make a pommel plate an effective striking area. The plate is set at an impractical angle for striking.
The other thing I learned is that if the knife were dropped any more than this it would probably lose most of it’s effectiveness, there’s no reason to go any farther.
My conclusion: Extremely comfortable knife to use. Does every woods task you need it to for a knife without a pommel plate.
Blade length: @4”
Handle length: @ 4 1/2”
Thickness available: 1/8” thru 1/4”
No hidden tang version and no pommel plate version of this knife available
Base price: $450.00