DiamondBlade uses a unique method to forge their blades. They call it ‘Friction Forging,’ which is capable of creating a ‘Super Blade.’ This process brings together metallurgical, chemical, and engineering expertise to craft in this way. They describe the ‘Super Blade’ as a blade that maintains shaving sharpness longer than any premium blade steels. Nano-sized superfine grain structures within the blade provide the knife with greater edge strength, and toughness, and a longer lasting edge. The edge of the Surge knife is marketed as corrosion and rust resistent, which is a very cool feature, considering my nomadic lifestyle.
A lot of chemistry and heat treatment went into creating this blade, most of which make little sense to me, so if you want to learn more, click the link at the bottom. I found the Surge knife by DiamondBlade to certainly be a superior blade. It’s strong and very sharp, and is built for people like me who travel a little rougher than most. And hopefully this is a technology that will save my life and yours someday.
The previously mentioned sheath is a very nice hard plastic that is precisely shaped for this blade, and comes with a hard plastic belt loop clip, which is in a style I haven’t seen, but I like where they went with the design. Typically I prefer leather sheaths, but in this case, with this particular knife, I love the sheath that comes with it, because it feels like it will outlast just about anything that may happen to you in the wild. The Surge knife is built to last, and withstood all of my tests. When I go overnight in the wilderness, I take a large fixed blade, a smaller fixed blade like the Surge, and a heavy duty pocket knife (and of course, an axe and an electric chainsaw, but these items depend on what sort of areas I’m in and what sort of weather I will be enduring), and between all three, most jobs that I run into run smoothly, and I survive to continue traveling another day.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen