First Impression Review: KnifeArt Razorback neck-knife is both a retailer for high-end production and custom knives, but also produces several models under their own KnifeArt label. They offered to send me a knife as a testing loaner and I chose their Razorback neck-knife. I have been on a small, EDC fixed-blade kick lately, and this knife definitely fits the bill – though it stretches the upper limit of what I consider a neck-knife.

The KnifeArt Razorback has excellent ergonomics for a 3-finger handle.

The Razorback is a USA-made D-2 blade with  aggressively textured G-10 scales. The sheath is kydex, with enough positive retention to secure the knife snugly while hanging inverted. I was unable to shake the knife free despite deliberate effort.

The Razorback had great ergonomics, especially for  a 3-finger knife. The integral finger guard helps the knife index instinctively, but it is the natural thumb-rest on the proximal portion of the spine that really impresses me. It is extremely comfortable while giving the knife excellent control.

I didn’t take a picture of the knife slicing my chicken this evening, my wife was getting impatient with me, but it did an excellent job. I was able to take a picture attesting to the Razorback’s sharpness however:


The high, hollow grind comes wicked-sharp.

As I mentioned in the open, at 7.25″ overall length, this is the upper limit of what I can rightly call a neck knife. I have a feeling that for EDC I am going to IWB (inside waist-band) carry the Razorback. I experimented with it this afternoon, and it is comfortable carrying the knife this way.

My first impressions of the KnifeArt Razorback is that it is a quality knife, and is appropriately priced at $200 retail. I am going to have fun testing it.


  1. Daniel says:

    Specs at knife art says this knife is deep hollow ground.

    I refer you to your remark under the phone book? cutting.

    1. You are, of course , correct. Duly adjusted above. Just a brain fart in this instance since I have been correctly describing it elsewhere.

      1. Daniel J. Benoit says:

        No problem.

  2. Daniel says:

    Although I would like to know if the grind feels more flat than hollow.

    1. Definitely performs like a hollow. Very low friction in the cardboard test.

      1. Daniel J. Benoit says:

        Thank you 🙂

        1. Daniel says:

          This is a beautifully made knife, but I must say I like the Quick Draw a bit better. I like the full grip scales of I think micarta, and the swedged down clip, if that is indeed the correct term for that beautiful blade on the Quick Draw.

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First Impression Review: KnifeArt Razorback neck-knife

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