When it comes to neck knives, you might be looking for something that you can literally put some real hard use into. Maybe, it is something that you can baton and not have to worry about fit and finish. Possibly, you are simply a collector of neck knives. This may or may not be for you. If you are anything like me, you will be thinking a ceramic neck knife!? I would almost be afraid to use such a knife. However, there are some fairly large perks to owning such a blade. If you are an avid neck knife enthusiast, the Talonz Ceramic Neck Knife Series is something to consider.
Ceramic knives have slowly been becoming more popular since you don’t have to sharpen them often. However, when they do need some touching up, it takes a skilled sharpener to refine that edge. The only way to sharpen a ceramic blade is with a diamond grit sharpener. At the same time, that is risky business since the blade is very brittle.
A good perk to a ceramic edge is that ceramic is harder than its steel competitors. There are quite a few different kinds of ceramic that have different hardness. The Talonz neck knife uses a high quality ceramic that is made to be tough. It is made from Zirconium Oxide (ZrO). On the other side of things, ceramic is so hard that it is susceptible to breaking or chipping.
If you are looking for a really light weight (1.4 oz) blade that will hold a real edge for an extended period of time, this knife designed by Jim Eriksen is the knife for you. Sure, it might not be able to take a beating like some other neck knives. However, it will more than satisfy with a more simple task. (Aside: No matter the material of the blade, every knife has its flaws.)
Frankly, if you are looking for a collectible neck knife or something that is low maintenance, the Talonz Ceramic Neck Knife is something to put into consideration. With a knife like this, you aren’t going to be resharpening after each and every use, a feature that I think we can all get along with.
You can pick one of these bad boys up for under $55.00 at BladeHQ.com.