Gryphon Knives Terzuola Design M10 - VG-10 Blade w/DLC Black Finish - Boltaron SheathPro Sheath

Gryphon Knives Terzuola Design M10 - VG-10 Blade w/DLC Black Finish - Boltaron SheathPro Sheath

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Gryphon M-10 Utility-Boot Knife


Since Bob Terzuola, or "Bob T" as I call him, first showed me his prototype for what we would later dub the M-10, I was thrilled by its straight-forward design. I believed then, and still do, that it's the finest fixed blade knife in its size range. The M-10 falls into that just right category of being large enough to accomplish most tasks, yet small enough to be carried with ease. The handle fits your hand perfectly, whichever grip you choose. It's obvious that fixed blade knives, by their very nature, are stronger and safer than folding knives. The downside of fixed blade knives has always been their difficulty to conceal, and the negative attention they can bring. That problem is solved with the M-10 and its just right size. The full tang blade is given a black DLC (Diamond Like Coating) coating to reduce glare and for extra blade protection in harsh environments. The indestructible handle is made from DuPont Zytel, which is checkered to give you a positive gripping surface.

So many good knives are limited by the inadequacies of their sheaths. I'm a firm believer that a sheath should not only protect the knife from loss and the elements, but it should also protect its owner. One more factor to consider is how comfortable is it to carry, and how reliably can it be deployed under stress. This quest has led me to the best sheath makers available, and we've teamed up with three of the best in the business.

The sheath for this version is made by SheathPro, and they're using .080 Boltaron (PVC Rigid Plastic) for the sheath. Each SheathPro sheath is built by hand, and not the normal "cookie cutter" sheaths you see elsewhere. The quality is top-notch, and while you may not have realized it, you've probably seen their work before, as they make many of the fixed blade sheaths for Spyderco.

Easy to carry, and quick to deploy, the M-10 in its SheathPro sheath attaches to your belt via the Spyderco G-Clip. Should you prefer to attach to a harness or pack, you can use the G-Clip or simply remove it and lash directly onto your gear. Given all of these features, or better yet, get one in your hand and you'll see why the Gryphon M-10 is still my personal favorite! Jeff


    Features:

 

  • Category End Use: Tactical/Survival/Field Utility
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Blade Finish: DLC (Diamond Like Coating)
  • Handle Material: Black Zytel
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Length Overall: 8 1/2"
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Weight, Knife: 4.2 oz. (119 g)
  • Sheath Material: .080" Boltaron
  • Weight, Sheath: 2.1 oz. (60 g)

 

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  • 5
    M10

    Posted by Regular dude on Aug 20th 2019

    Great knife, holds an edge. Handy and concealable. Quick to the draw. If you need a fixed blade on the low, this is a damn good choice. Quick shipping.

  • 5
    Gryphon Knives M-10

    Posted by Greg on Feb 27th 2019

    Originally, I was looking for an EDC fixed blade like the Kershaw Military Knife, but was disappointed to find out that the model had been discontinued. I got on the Cutlery Shoppe site and remembered the Gryphon designs from way back. So, I was happy to see the newer M-10 designs and decided to give the solid VG-10 blade model a try.
    The size of the knife is perfect for EDC in multiple positions. The Zytel handle provides good grip without the tackiness of a Kraton handle, which would hang up more on clothing. The handle size allows for a secure hold with different grips. The blade shape and size will work well for utility and tactical purposes. The sheath and G-Clip are top quality, providing great retention/deployment as well as adding to the ease of carry. Overall, the package is just about perfect.
    I had a customer service issue, but it was addressed quickly, professionally and courteously. It could not have been handled any better. Thank you Cutlery Shoppe!

  • 5
    Gryphon M10

    Posted by John McKee on Nov 20th 2018

    Amazing boot knife. Has held up through years of wear and is very comfy in the hand. I have bought 3 or 4 because i like them so much.

  • 5
    Gryphon M10 with DLC Black Finish and Sheath Pro

    Posted by Pat O'Brien on Aug 24th 2018

    The knife was exactly as described, and I think it is a good value. The knife is balanced at the index finger groove in the handle and feels light in the hand. When you choke up on the blade, the jimping on the spine is positioned just right for thumb pressure. Now, make it with a tan or light brown sheath and handle, with a polished blade, and I will buy another one. I am not a fan of all black knives, but this is a unique general purpose field knife, and I was happy to make an exception for it.

  • 5
    Gryphon M10

    Posted by James Pearson on Jul 2nd 2018

    Extremely quick service the knife arrived within 3 days of ordering.

    It was a little smaller than i expected but that is a good thing. The handle is substantial and comfortable in the hand. The blade is a perfect size for EDC.
    I purchased this knife because it would be more comfortable to carry than my other fixed blades.

    The sheath is excellent i reversed the clip to wear IWB at an appendis position canted to the rear.
    It is very comfortable and easy to carry all day.

    I am very satisfied with this purchase.