The EDC (Every Day Carry) By Gear2survive and Ontario Limited Ceramic Knife is a great knife for preparedness because it is corrosion proof, meaning it will not rust. It is light weight, easy to carry and conceal.
This knife is built with a small 1 1/2: blade and overall length of 5 1/2″ it is solid black and stout. Keep in mind a short ceramic neck knife for EDC has to be stout to keep together and remember ceramic is glass.
There are several things you should know about this design. It will only fit in the sheath one way. Ceramic knives are like glass and are not used as a screw driver or pry bar. (Take note; not many knives are for these uses unless designed for it.)
The large hole provides for a “pinch grip” when performing delicate tasks. Extra holes are to permit adding a custom handle or fixing lanyard. Grooves on top and bottom provide extra grip and also assist with wrapping Para cord. This blade is razor sharp and completely corrosion proof. Unless heating to over 1,000 degrees in sulpheric acid!
Black Ceramic takes a higher temperature and longer 22-25 hours heating time, ceramic knives are naturally white. They stay sharp for years and are very strong. (Never slam them down as I said before these are glass) They cut fast, clean and leave a smooth cut.
This ceramic knife is non-detectable, which means you would not attempt to take it in places that use metal detectors because if you get caught you might be in some serious trouble. This Knife is non-corrosive and non-conductive. With those three things, guess who my best customers have become? EOD , Explosive Ordnance Disposal units worldwide and electricians are loving them.
Sharpening information is easier than you think.
The ideal sharpening tool, in my opinion, is a powered diamond wheel with a minimum of 1,000 grit diamond. Even finer grits can be used to truly polish the edge. However, I have found that most people are not willing to purchase this kind of equipment.
Polishing the edge to get a higher degree of sharpness if it does become uniformly “dull” can be accomplished with very, very fine silicon carbide wet/dry sandpaper. This is not a fast process, but does work and I have been including a small strip of 1500 grit paper with knives sold.
Instructions: Put paper on top of mouse pad or piece of cardboard to provide some compression & better control of knife angle. Now draw the blade away from the edge, (do not cut into the paper), with only a slight elevation of the back of the blade. 20 strokes on each side and then test the edge. You can use from 800 to 2,000 grit paper. Start coarse if there is more than just polishing required. Grinding out chips or damage to the edge or re-shaping the edge.
If you have never owned a ceramic knife, why not try it out and see how you like it for your EDC needs!!