Artisan Cutlery has announced that the Silax, a mid-sized fixed blade designed by Dylan Mallery, is being transitioned from Artisan’s main line into its CJRB label. The decision follows in the wake of the extremely positive response a prototype batch of the knife received last month.
Even for those only used to Mallery’s folding knife work, the family heritage on the Silax is plain to see. In terms of proportions and blade shape, there’s almost something kitchen knife-esque about it: it’s 5.11 inch wharncliffe blade almost be called a santoku. And while the Silax would certainly perform admirably in the kitchen, it also looks ready for work in the outdoors. Its final role will, of course, come down to the preferences and predilections of the user; the simple, universal handle shape below the Silax’s blade also plays into the “Choose Your Own Adventure” nature of the knife.
I liked this one when I first saw it researching 2021 new releases. The decision to relegate it to CJRB is an interesting one.View Linked Article