Robson Knives Idaho makes the weighty X-46. It’s fashioned from a single piece of A2 steel hardened to RC:58 with a 1/4″ thick blade (10″ diameter hollow grind). It’s got a full guard with a hollow oval handle capacious enough for a lighter, condom and a couple of doobies (or other survival items). And it’s not black! OK, you can buy it in black. Many people do. But Darrell Robson’s cottoned-on to the pink gun phenomena and produced this bad boy in some decidedly girly colors. The $495 Coast Guard Orange CeraKote X-46 is the real stunner [pic after the jump]. Close inspection reveals that the knife maker’s adaptation of the painting process lacks the durability that Mr. Robson and his customers require. A tough-as-nails Blaze Orange X-46 is the goal. They’re on it. And they’re on to something. Lyn Thompson of Cold Steel tells me his company’s experimenting with colored handles. So . . . it’s a trend. Updates as and when . . .