A New EDC knife from Mark Roe


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Mako25
August 3, 2008, 05:14 PM
About two weeks ago I received a package from Knifemaker Mark Roe. Some of you may know of Mark as the owner of Pack River Knives. Over the past two years or so Mark has redesigned his ideas on knife making and has come up with some pretty cool designs. The new company is R2 Knives and Markís first offering is the Apex.

From his web site: The knife is 1/8" D2 Steel. Heat treated to 60.5RC by Paul Bos of Buck Knives. Flat ground main edge and top clip. Bead basted finish. Choice of black/grey G10 or black paper micarta scales. "Nuke" screws. Comes with fitted multi-carry kydex sheath (left, right, horizontal, or neck carry) from Sharpshooter Sheath Systems. Over length is 6 1/4" with a 3" blade. This is an extremely discreet and comfortable EDC knife. $175.00 (US Shipping included).

So, Iíve been carrying the Apex for two weeks nowÖeverywhere! I carry on duty, off duty and through a week of Intermediate Crash Investigator class. The Apex is extremely easy to conceal. Once itís on, I didnít notice it until I needed it. I carry the Apex in a horizontal fashion at about the 12:30 position so that I can access it with my right hand. I really donít notice that itís there. It doesnít bunch up on the belt. It doesnít stick into my stomach. It doesnít get in the way of getting into or out of my front pocket. What it does do, is cut through everyday stuff like butter, boxes, paracord, rope, carrots, tomatoes, sandwiches and plastic wraps of various sorts. I also cut up some sticks and bits of wood planking just to see what the Apex will take. Itíll take it!

My Apex came with black/grey G10. The handle is very comfortable in both forward and reverse grip and either edge out or edge in.

I donít know what else to add, other than to say that the Apex is an AWESOME EDC knife! Iím very much looking forward to Markís other designs, including a folder.

If you havenít checked out R2 Knives give Mark a look.

Here are a few PicsÖ


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Mako25
August 3, 2008, 05:15 PM
Here's another...


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Thanks for looking,

Pete

JShirley
August 3, 2008, 05:23 PM
I am not a fan of fixed blades for EDC for most people (exceptions include folks like construction workers or others for whom a FB tends to blend in).

That said, that looks like a well designed knife.

John

Mako25
August 12, 2008, 02:20 PM
Here are a few more pics...

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Mako25
August 12, 2008, 02:21 PM
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nalioth
August 12, 2008, 03:36 PM
Can you provide the direct links for the pix?

I have a problem seeing pictures here sometimes, and without a [QUOTE] button to pick the code out, I'm out of luck.

Mako25
August 12, 2008, 04:06 PM
The pics are ones that I've taken. I can email them to you.
Pete

gripper
August 12, 2008, 04:31 PM
Kind of reminds me of a Ryan Plan B with an improved design and better materials...Nice!!!

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