Wharncliffe blades traditionally originate from the UK. According to legend in the nineteenth century the knife of this design was commissioned by Lord Wharncliffe. He wanted to create a blade unlike all other common blades of the early 19th century – not narrow but broad and able to withstand even the most intense stress and strain. The result of his efforts was the Wharncliffe blade, which was later given his name and which was first produced in 1832. While a regular blade has a straight spine and an edge that curves towards the point, the Wharncliffe blade is just the opposite: It has a curved spine and straight edge.
The Wharncliffe blade RAVEN designed by the Blade Brothers Knives is famous for its slanting or curved spine. The distinctive construction of the knife RAVEN involves not only a slanting spine but also a straight edge. The dropping or the curving of the spine is extended steadily from the handle of the knife to its tip. Hence, the resulting tip is not only narrower but also has reasonable sharpness. The shape of the spine comes in handy in providing additional necessary steel on the tip, which makes it noticeably more durable.
Because of the construction style of the blade tips, an EDC knife Wharncliffe RAVEN is useful as an all-purpose tool including for self-defense and gives a feeling that it is solid and durable, capable of withstanding the application of reasonable force of pressure on its tip.
Features of the Wharncliffe Knife RAVEN:
- Since the blade is broad, it offers commendable strength and stability
- The dull spine of the blade enables the application of pressure to achieve enhanced control and force.
- The edge of the tool is undeviating, allowing for effective slicing.
Specifications of the EDC Wharncliffe Knife RAVEN:
kind: Full tang, Fixed blade
type: everyday carry, hunting, survival, camping
overall length: 7.68″ // 195 mm
blade length: 3.35″ // 85 mm
handle length: 4.33″ // 110 mm
blade material: stainless steel 1.4116
weight: 0.32 lbs ±0.02 lbs // 144 g ±10 g
hardness: 57 HRC
blade thickness: 0.19”±0.012” // 5 mm ±0.3 mm
finish blade: black polymer coating for non-glare
handle material: ABS
handle fastener: screws
carry: sheath (included)
sheath material: black ABS
carrying system: replacement steel MOLLE-compatible belt clip, TEK LOK-compatible holes