Quick Review: EKA W12 knife

The EKA W12 knife is designed and made by one of the oldest Swedish cutlers, EKA-knivar AB, a company founded already in 1882 under the name Hadar Hallström Kniffabriks AB, but changing its name to Eskilstuna Kniffabriks Aktiebolag (EKA) in 1917. More well-known for their folders, EKA also makes fine fixed blades and this is one of their later models, delivered with paracord lanyard, and a sharpener and firesteel attached to the kydex sheath.

The blade is full tang and the scales are a bit shorter so the pommel is exposed and can be used for hammering. The grip is textured G10 and can be removed. The grip also has a lanyard hole.

Data for the EKA W12 knife are:

Total length: 230mm
Blade length: 120mm
Blade thickness: 4mm
Steel: Standvik 12C27
Grind: Scandi Grind at 40°, Thumb jimping
Hardening: 57-59HRC
Grip: G10 for all colours, including fake wood. Scales can be removed

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