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Bulky Ergonomic Pocket Knives

The Carter 2quared Features an Elongated Handle for Better Control

— April 30, 2018 — Art & Design
EDC knives are generally on the small to medium size, but the Carter 2quared is looking to change this idea with a beefy blade and long controllable handle. Co-designed by Robert Carter, this knife may sound like a huge tool with its overall length of 8.4", but most of this length comes from the knife's handle. The elongated titanium handle allows the user to easily control the blade with their whole hand and is curved and cut for an ergonomic feel. A large finger choil is also featured on the Carter 2quared, which helps guard users against slipping onto the blade.

The actual blade of the knife measures in at 3.6" and is comprised of D2 tool steel. A sheepsfoot shape and hollow grind makes it perfect for general utility tasks, as well as poking and piercing. Unlike most sheepsfoot-style blades, the Carter 2quared uses a slightly curved belly, making it ideal for slicing and chopping. The action of the knife is controlled by a low-index flipper tab and the closing is held in place with a secure frame lock.


Image Credit: @robercarterknives/Instagram
Trend Themes
1. EDC Knife Evolution - The emergence of bulky ergonomic pocket knives and their success points to an evolution happening in the EDC knife industry.
2. Large Handle Knives - The introduction of knives with longer handles for better control offers a new category of knives for outdoor enthusiasts or people requiring high precision during use.
3. Multi-purpose Blade Knives - Knives designed with a combination of slicing, poking, and piercing capabilities are becoming more popular due to their multi-purpose functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Equipment - The bulky ergonomic pocket knives present an opportunity for outdoor equipment companies to release a new category of knives designed to offer better control for individuals grappling or fishing.
2. Industrial Equipment - Companies can develop and market more specialized knives with better safety features and multi-purpose functionality for industrial use.
3. Retail Industry - Retailers can capitalize on the growing popularity of these large handle knives by offering a diverse range of this new category of knives to knife enthusiasts and collectors.
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