The first time I heard mention of Breed Custom Knives, and it’s owner Kim Breed was when our esteemed editor Clay came home from Blade Show 2014 with one of his knives. Kim’s model 14 fixed blade stopped him in his tracks and was his purchase from that Blade Show.
Ever since then I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of Kim’s designs, and that has finally happened!
Recently Breed Custom Knives has released a new model named the H-Tac. This new knife is a mix between Kim’s hunting knife and a tactical knife which hopes to deliver the best of both worlds. If you’ve never thought about EDC’ing a fixed blade, the H-Tac might change your mind.
Made from 80CRV2 high carbon steel and measuring in with an overall length of 7 1/2 inches long it’s about the perfect sized EDC. Not too big and not too small, but with a large enough cutting edge(3 and 5/8” to be exact) to be exceptionally useful while being discreet enough to be carried anywhere.
My sample model that was sent to me for the purposes of this review is equipped with black and red G10 handle scales, stainless steel pins, a lanyard hole, and a kydex sheath with an inside the waistband belt loop.
In my first week and a half with the H-Tac I couldn’t be more impressed. This knife slices way above it’s size and is the number one most comfortable knife handle I have personally used. The contoured G10 handles are like a comfy pillow for your hand, and there literally isn’t an uncomfortable way to hold the H-Tac.
Over the next few weeks I will be carrying the H-Tac daily and running it through the standard battery of tests to see how it holds up. So far though, the H-Tac seems to do exactly what it is designed to;
Be carried everywhere discreetly, and slice anything and anyone that is in it’s way.