Everyday Carry

Tactile Knife Co. Dreadeye Fixed Blade Knife

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Jonathan Tayag
Tactile Knife Co. Dreadeye Fixed Blade Knife

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When you think of a fixed-blade knife, chances are you have something too big for EDC in your mind. But when you look at a knife like the new Tactile Knife Co. Dreadeye, you get a knife designed from the ground up for minimal everyday carry. Our friends at Tactile Knife co-developed this knife in-house in collaboration with custom knife maker Matthew Christensen, and that unique Tactile design language makes its mark on this blade. The Dreadeye features a sleek form factor and super premium stainless steel for excellent cutting performance at its core. And with a 2.75" long blade, it's the perfect size for everyday carry, whether you're heading out to the great outdoors or on daily errands.

The Dreadeye is Tactile's first foray into the world of everyday carry fixed blades, and what an initial entry this is. Its sub-3” blade features a unique edge profile that crosses a traditional drop-point and a tanto design. The unique design of this knife makes it well-suited to take on both slicing and piercing tasks, with its well-defined pointed tip and sharp angled belly. Its cutting potential is also at its peak with the knife’s use of CPM MagnaCut stainless steel. MagnaCut is a next-generation stainless supersteel that functionally replaces S30V and other ubiquitous Crucible steels on the EDC market today.

Each Dreadeye is machined and assembled in the United States by Tactile Knife Co. in Texas, and the quality blade mates with comfortable Richlite Micarta canvas scales. Being a fixed-blade knife, the best way to EDC it on your person is with a belt holster, and you get to pick between a sturdy Kydex sheath or a more traditional heritage leather sheath designed by Chatanooga Leatherworks. Either option is compatible with either left or right-handed carry, but only the Kydex sheath is compatible with MOLLE/PALS webbing for tactical applications on nylon gear.

The Tactile Knife Co. Dreadeye is a truly modern and unique EDC fixed-blade knife suited for various daily tasks. With Tactile's strong pedigree and the exceptional design of this knife, you can expect the Dreadeye to be hard to find after its initial run. Make sure to click the link below and reserve one for yourself at Tactile Knife Co. to buy one when it launches.

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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