As requested in the "Neck Knives" thread...Â I had heard of HideAway Knives a while ago, but as things like this often work out, by the time I had any disposable income I had forgot. Â I did sign up for their newsletter. Â About a year ago, I got an e-mail advertising the Tiger Stripe Cat Claw. Â It looked useful, and I had always been a fan of the HAK system in principle, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Â I wore it daily since then.Â Â Â When it first arrived, it was REALLY tight. Â HAK makes the knives to fit your hand. Â The recommended method of measure is to take a thin strip of paper, wrap it around your two fingers, mark and measure. Â I fully acknowledge that I must have messed up and as such I had to remove the 550 cord from around the grip in order to get my fingers in. (Also neat, they include a baggie with two zipties for additional mounting options, some 550 cord cut to the proper length for cordwrapping, a band-aid and a lifesaver) Â I personally hate ballchains, so I cut and gutted a generous strip of 550 cord from some I had laying around, threaded the sheath, and set the correct length for where I wanted it to hang. Â YMMV, but I felt most comfortable with it worn as shown in the pictures to follow. Â It is also conveniently between two buttons on most dress shirts I wear, making for a convenient draw.Â Â Most convenient is the fact that because it doesn't have a "handle", performing other tasks while still having this knife at the ready is not difficult. Â It's worn like a ring, which means it won't interfere with holding a flashlight/firearm/other knife (joke). Â It does become a little uncomfortable if the HAK is on your trigger finger (DISCLAIMER: Â I have not taken this to a range. Â I have no idea how comfortable real recoil will be.) Â Because all I had on-hand was a pen, here you go:Â Â The blade has held its edge well. Â I've found it useful in situations where carrying a folder would be socially unacceptable. Â Do I reccommend? Â Yes. Â Would I buy from HAK again? Â Absolutely.Â I apologize for terrible pictures. Â Lighting was not cooperative.
Hideaway Knife - Tiger Stripe Cat Claw
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:33 PM
Nice!Â I'm looking at the Midnight Tiger Claw.Â How long did it take you to get it after ordering?
Posted 30 January 2011 - 02:01 PM
It shipped the same day as the order. Â Took two-three days to get to me.
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