Blackhawk UK-SFK Review
The sheath is some sort of injection molded plastic and is rather square and unattractive. It comes with a few different sized mounting brackets (I assume for molle body armour), although it lacks any sort of traditional belt loop. I like the push button design of securing the blade as it’s quite easy and intuitive while holding the blade securely. There is some rattle, although its far less than the majority of knives that have hard sheaths.
The handle is the most intricate part of this blade and it is designed around gloved hands rather than bare which becomes obvious as soon as you hold it. It’s rather gothic in design and certainly doesn’t look very comfortable. It’s not as bad as it looks to hold and there are comfortable places to grip on it. I’m not a fan though as I don’t like being told how to hold something in the way this does. My hand is either too close to the guard or too far away for me to be completely happy wielding it. The tang is exposed all around also which combined with the elaborate shape adds up to be a lot of flat edges to hold on to. The balance is very good though, and as its a fairly light blade, its very nimble and quick to alter between grip styles. So while its not the ideal shape, at least for myself, it does allow for a solid hold. Really though, I wish they had just rounded it out for more comfort. I guess this isn’t designed as a multi purpose belt knife though, and in gloves it was very secure and much more comfortable.