There’s an incoming batch of prototypes over at Artisan Cutlery, including a new model for their CJRB line. It’s called the Chord, and it delivers a no-frills mid-size everyday carry that benefits from a lot of features and options for users to choose between.
There isn’t much that a good drop point blade shape can’t do – especially when you’re talking about the everyday carry realm. That’s the profile on offer on the Chord and, at 3.47 inches, it has adequate blade length for what we would consider the full gamut of typical EDC stuff. This all-arounder vibe is complimented by the presence of AR-RPM9 steel, Artisan’s in-house specialty steel. In creating AR-RPM9, rather than aiming for the moon in terms of performance (and therefore cost), Artisan aimed to create a solid performer that wouldn’t cause the price tag to skyrocket – thus its presence here on a value-focused CJRB model.
This one handles well. And without separate scale material, the MSRP should be really low.