New From Al Mar: Eagle HD

Al Mar’s popular Eagle Ultralight is a great EDC knife, but apparently some users wanted a little more heft than the 2 oz. folder could provide. Mar’s designers went back to the drawing table (for a few minutes, at least) to give them what they wanted . . .

The result is their new Eagle HD, the ‘heavy duty’ Eagle which tips the scales at a whopping 3 ounces. Still pretty light, but its black G10 grips make it a little more substantial than the Micarta-handled Ultralight. The blade specs are the same: 4 inches of AUS8, treated to a Rockwell hardness of 57-59.

Price: $210 for the new Eagle HD, $180 for the Eagle Ultralight.

comments

  1. Azimuth says:

    If I’m going to spend $200+ dollars for an EDC, it better damned-well open itself. $200+ for a knife that I have to open, is a knife I won’t own. Not when AUS8 and G-10 can be had for less than $100.

  2. Aharon says:

    IMHO, many knife makers are over-pricing their knives.

  3. Sam L. says:

    It’s out of my willing-to-pay region.

  4. John Moses says:

    Way out of line for a blade made of Aus-8.

    1. MD Matt says:

      Agreed.
      I’m a bit of a cold steel fanboy, and even though their big offerings are really over priced, they do keep their afordable offering afordable.

  5. SlimKP says:

    If you shop around you can find this knife in the $115 to $130 range. As with most products manufacturer list prices are often listed higher than typical retail. Most folks know this already.

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