The Sledgehammer is another entry into Bestech's line of budget knives. It has a snub-nosed tanto blade made from quality D2 useful in many situations. The blade is deployed with either hand using the thumb studs and the opening is smooth as silk. The handles are made from nonslip G10 milled to comfortably fit the hand and contain a sturdy liner lock. The knife comes with a stainless steel pocket clip set for tip-up, right-side carry.
- Blade Length: 7.62 cm
- Handle Length: 10.49 cm
- Overall Length: 18.21 cm
- Blade Thickness: 3 mm
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Style: Tanto
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Two-Tone Satin/Stonewash
- Handle Material: Orange G10
- Liner Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Made in China
- Parallel Import: No
Very good fit and finish. Blade is straight and well centered. Interesting blade shape. A good looking knife. The handles are not as bright an orange as in the photos, but still attractive. Smooth pivot and flips open quickly. Nice clip that fits well inside a pocket.
Two downsides, the first minor: the thumb studs are smooth and tapered at the ends, which makes them a little harder to use. The second is more irritating, the handle scales have a very strong chemical smell, like raw resin. It's strong enough to make my pants smell after carrying in my pocket. Hopefully this will dissipate with time, so this will sit on a shelf for a while.