According to Meyerco, they are the original assisted opening mechanism knife company. It was thanks to the creative mind of Blackie Collins and the legendary vision of Bill Meyer, they were able to produce and patent the first assisted opening knife. The first Meyerco knife was called the Strut’N’Cut. This is the very same Strut’N’Cut that won the 1997 Blade Show’s “Most Innovative American Design” award. They have never stopped improving from their roots of function, design, and quality.
Their mission is to continually improve their products and offer the market the best possible product at a fair price that the everyday user can afford. They will never stray from this mission and back it up with their Forever Warranty. Plus, they believe that they have the best customer service department that anyone could ask for.
They are dedicated to every user they have, from those who serve to serve us, to everyone who puts their life in harm’s way to protect us and guarantee our way of life. They are even dedicated to their customers that use their products for day in and day out chores.
Meyerco says, “All of us at Meyerco hope that the next time you are ready to make a decision on which cutlery product to purchase, you’ll look at one of our many knives we offer. We know you won’t be disappointed, and you’ll be back to purchase another of our great products once you see how we perform.”
Today we will be discussing the Meyerco Symmetrical Neck Knife.
The blade on this knife is made out of 440 stainless steel. This steel offers good corrosion resistance along with abrasion resistance. When it comes to blades, there are two main categories of steel that can be used. Either a carbon steel or a stainless steel. 440 is a stainless steel. This means that it has at least 12% chromium which does two things for the blade: it makes the blade able to resist rust and corrosion better than a carbon blade, but it does mean that it is going to be softer than a carbon knife. But, because it is a softer steel, it means that it is going to be easier to sharpen. The fact that it is a little softer does mean that it will also lose its edge on the quicker side, on the flip side, for a stainless steel, 440 is known to hold its edge for a considerable amount of time. 440 stainless steel is going to be tough enough to defend you in a time when you need to defend yourself. Also, this steel won’t rust, chip, or stain easily as long as you keep up on its maintenance. 440 stainless steel is a highly corrosion resistant tool steel.
The blade on this Meyerco knife has been satin finished. This is the most common and most traditional blade finish that you are going to find in the industry today. It is created by repeatedly sanding the blade in one direction with an increasing level of a fine abrasive, which is usually a fine sandpaper. The satin finish is used to show off the bevels of the blade while also showcasing the lines of the steel. This is not an ostentatious finish, but with it, you know that your knife will never go out of style. This blade is simple and will easily go under the radar—which is perfect for a knife that you will be using for self-defense.
The blade has been carved into a dagger style blade. This blade style has been designed for piercing and its geometrics reflect that: the blade shape is all about the point. The blade shape is designed by a double-edged blade whose one and only purpose is for piercing and stabbing. The blade shape is made up of 2 symmetrically sharpened blades that taper to a very thin, sharp point—which can easily stab into soft targets. The two sharp edges reduce the profile of the knife and let it cut on both sides equally—which means that this knife will be the ultimate weapon for self-defense. This blade style is often found on military and police personnel because it can be easily concealed (such as in your shirt as a necklace) and easily withdrawn from its sheath. However, there are two big drawbacks to this blade shape. The first drawback is that because the tip is very sharp and thin, it is weak and it does have the tendency to break when used on hard targets. This drawback does affect its ability to defend the user, but it shouldn’t be a huge drawback, because you most likely won’t be piercing hard targets. The second disadvantage to this blade style is that it is not an all-purpose blade style. This shouldn’t be a big drawback because you shouldn’t be purchasing this Meyerco knife for anything except for self-defense and a last-ditch effort weapon.
The handle is made out of Glass Filled Nylon, or GFN. This is the same material as fiberglass reinforced nylon. It is a thermoplastic material that is known for being cheap while being almost indestructible. This material is similar to G-10, Carbon Fiber, and Micarta, however it is superior in that it is not as brittle as those other materials. This is accomplished by the nylon fibers in GFN being arranged haphazardly, instead of one direction. This means that it will not begin to break when stressed in any direction. However, it does have a cheap and hollow feel to it, as well as not providing you as much texture as G-10.
This is an inexpensive material to manufacture because it can be injection molded into any handle shape and textured in any desired way. This means that it can be manufactured at a high volume with a low cost.
The handle on this neck knife is simple. It has been intensely textured to give you a secure grip. This is a self-defense neck knife, which means that when you use it, your hands have a high likelihood of being clammy. This intense texturing will give you a solid grip on the knife at all times. At the top of the handle, where the blade beings, are two large finger guards. These will prevent your fingers from slipping and if that fails, it will protect your fingers from getting sliced. Right under the two finger guards are two finger grooves on either side. These grooves give you a more comfortable and more secure grip on this knife.
On the butt of the knife, there is a large lanyard hole. This is a significant characteristic of a self-defense knife, because it is what allows you to keep the knife on you at all times. The easiest way is as a necklace, just like the title of “neck knife” implies. This also allows you to conceal your knife. However, there is also a lanyard on the sheath that is included with this purchase.
This is a fixed blade, which means that there are no moving parts inside. It also means that the blade is attached to the handle, directly off the handle, instead of on a joint that allows it to be stored inside of the handle when closed. There are a handful of advantages to having a fixed blade—especially for a self-defense knife. For starters, fixed blades are stronger than a folding knife because the blade is thicker as it does not have to be stored inside of the handle. Also, they are not prone to breaking because there are no moving parts to break. The only real part that could break on a fixed blade is the handle, but in this Meyerco knife’s case your handle is practically indestructible, or the actual blade. And with this knife, you probably aren’t going to be stabbing anything that is hard enough to break the blade. Another advantage is that fixed blades are much easier to maintain because all you have to do after use is wipe them down and oil them on occasion. You don’t have to worry about anything rusting or corroding because there isn’t anything that can rust or corrode. The biggest advantage in this neck knife’s case is that it can be brought into play at a faster rate than a folding knife would be able to. All you have to do is draw the blade from the sheath and you are ready to go.
The sheath that is included with this knife is made out of glass filled nylon, just like the handle. This makes a good sheath material because of how durable it is. The sheath is most likely going to be taking the majority of impacts until you have drawn the knife out and are ready to pierce with it. And since this knife is designed for you to have with you at all times, it has to be tough enough to handle the wear and tear of daily routines. One of the other major advantages to having the sheath made out of GFN is that it is inexpensive. With a knife that you are going to be using only seldom, you don’t want the sheath to cost more than the knife itself. And since the sheath is going to be resistant to bending, you know that your knife is safe inside.
Attached to the sheath is a lanyard that allows you to wear this knife as a necklace every day.
The blade on this knife measures in at 3 inches long. The overall length of this blade measures in at 6 1/8 inches long. This knife weighs in at 3.2 ounces. This knife does come with the Limited Forever Warranty. This knife is selling at BladeOps for around ten dollars, which is a screaming deal.
The Pros of the Meyerco Symmetrical Neck Knife:
- The 440 stainless steel is going to be highly corrosion resistant.
- The blade is very tough and has high wear resistance, which means that it will be able to defend yourself easily.
- The blade can be easily sharpened and will hold its edge for a good amount of time.
- Satin blade finish will never go out of style because it is traditional.
- The satin finish allows the knife to not be flashy; perfect for a last-ditch weapon.
- The dagger style blade has a very thin and sharp point that makes this the ultimate tool for self-defense and piercing into soft targets.
- The GRN handle is strong and tough.
- The GRN handle requires very little maintenance.
- This handle is inexpensive to produce, which also means that it is going to keep the cost of the knife down.
- Handle has great ergonomics that allow you to have a solid grip.
- The handle has enough texture to give you a secure grip in almost any situation.
- Large lanyard hole on the butt of the handle.
- The blade is thicker and less likely to break because it is a fixed blade.
- Because it is a fixed blade, it is much easier to maintain.
- You will have superior tactical use with this fixed blade.
The Cons of the Meyerco Symmetrical Neck Knife:
- While the blade is stainless steel, you do need to keep up on maintenance to keep it at its top quality.
- The dagger style blade does not have a belly, which means that this is not an all-purpose weapon.
- The dagger style blade does have the tendency to break on hard targets.
- The GRN handle does have a cheap, plastic feel to it.
- The GRN handle does not provide you with as much grip as a G-10 handle would.
The Meyerco Double Edge Blackie Collins Necklance is a 6 1/8″ overall fixed blade knives are built to take on the very toughest chores you can throw at them. With the high quality, Blackie Collins designed rubber handles, you will be able to “hang on” much better no matter how messy the job is. Comes with a heavy-duty, plastic sheaths with lanyard hole and cord are included with all the knives in this series. Pick up this phenomenal neck knife today at BladeOps.