I've always been a fan of Grant and Gavin Hawk's designs. My first exposure was in the form of the CRKT DOG, a knife I never *actually* owned but did consider buying several dozen times. I missed that design but when the Hawk-designed RAM rolled around I was intrigued again. After reading dozens of reviews and studying lots of pictures I added it to the top my purchase list. Of course, I've not been known to follow any such list so it took a while for me to actually buy it.
8 months later I got to handle one at a vendor table at the 2008 Blade Show and was blown away. I ran to the ATM but by the time I got back the knife was sold and I couldn't find another plain edge model in the entire show.Unperturbed I managed to snag one off the BladeForums classifieds for a very good price. The ease of use, lefty friendly lock and clip and just overall quality of the blade knocked Spyderco out of the EDC line-up for several months.
Here's the black version in hand. I haven't gotten around to using this one; seeing as it basically serves as a pre-need replacement right now but I have extensive use of the uncoated model in the last picture.
Here's a little plug for the G & G Hawk website; they've got some really neat stuff!
*ETA: Here's a link to some more pictures and a smallish review of the RAM.
- The Victorinox Classic SD (53003)
- The CRKT Lightfoot M1 (M1-03K)
- The CRKT E-Lock Starlight (7343)
- The Mini-Griptilian (BM555GRN)
- The Benchmade 530
- The Benchmade Griptilian (550BKOD)
- The Baliyo (YUS100)
- The Kershaw RAM (KS1910/KS1910CKT)
- The Barong (C124)
- The SpyderCard (SC01PS) XX
- The Dodo (C80GBL)
- The Massad Ayoob (C60)
- The Orange 93mm Rescue (C14OR)
- The Atlantic Salt (C89YL)
- The Yojimbo (C85GPBL)
- The Lava (C110P)
- The Endura 4 (C10GRE)
- The Delica 4 (C11GRE)
- The Native (C41BK)
- The Captain (C111G)
- The Ed Schempp Khukuri (C125)
- The Manix (C95G)
- The G10 Endura (C10GFG)
- The UK Pen Knife (C94FG)
- The Military (C36GPBK)
- The SpydeRench (T01S)
- The Lil' Temperance (C69)
- JD Smith Sprint Run (C58G)
- The Gunting (C68)
- ATS-55 Rescue (C14S)
- The Shabaria (C59)
- The Tasman Salt (C106YL)
- The scene so far.
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