MK Knives & Tools MK-02 Scout “Wood Spirit” Desert Tan Knife is a premium knife in Marcin Kampka’s workshop, designed for outdoor and everyday carry us.
About standards and the knifemaking process at MK Knives & Tools
Knifemaker Marcin Kampka does not recognize compromises. Each of its products is planned down to the smallest detail, each project, especially the custom one, must have individual features. Each knife must have a perfect finish, grinding, chamfering, etc. All screws – even the smallest ones – are gently chamfered to remove angular finishes. Each knife is treated as a separate whole and the holster is treated the same way. One must fit the other, the patterns on the holster must be consistent with those on the handle, etc. Mirroring every MK Knives & Tools knife we see not only the product, but we “feel” the hours spent in the studio. When we buy Marcin Kampka’s product, we buy many hours of his work. We can be sure that the knife has been polished to the smallest detail.
Please read more about the creative process and the MK Knives & Tools brand in an interview with Marcin Kampka HERE.
O modelu MK-02 Scout
MK-02 Scout produkowany jest z różnych rodzajów stali (Elmax, Vanadis 4 Extra, Vanadis 23), z różnymi sposobami wykończeń ostrza (powłoka PVD, stonewash, satyna). Rękojeść tworzona jest zazwyczaj z kompozytu G10, o różnorodnej kolorystyce i różnorodnych autorskich wzorach, w tym powstałych poprzez wypełnienie zaprojektowanych wgłębień żywicą w kolorze również dobranym przez knifemakera. Do każdego realizowanego modelu knifemaker formuje odpowiednią kaburę z kydexu, której kolorystyka (kabura i dodatki) odpowiada barwom ostrza i rękojeści aby całość stanowiła spójny komplet.
About the presented execution of the knife MK-02 Scout
Premium steel as the shank of the knife construction
The presented MK-02 Scout is made of one piece of Vanadis 4 Extra steel. So it is a full-tang knife. The steel used in the knife is an extremely durable material, very hard, resistant to overload, abrasion and chipping. The knife has been coated with a black stonewash PVD coating which additionally strengthens the steel and improves anti-corrosion properties. The coating has anti-reflective properties, which also makes it suitable for tactical use.
MK-02 knife dimensions
The dimensions of the MK-02 Scout knife indicate that it is intended for everyday use. The whole with a length of 203 mm and a discreet 85 mm blade will work well when preparing a meal, opening a carton or planning a piece of wood. The compact size of the knife itself, as well as the whole with a holster, will allow you to move freely and inconspicuously from place to place, will not restrict movement, etc.
Grind and blade shape for effective cutting
An interesting fact about the knife’s performance is the innovative CNC follow grind. It is visible at first glance in the form of characteristic grooves on both the real blade and the false blade. The concavity of the cut is very subtle and, in addition to the visual effect, it is designed to support the cutting process (it reduces the effect of the material sticking to the blade and facilitates splitting of the material).
There is a jimpig on the back of the blade, which makes it easier to press the blade against the material to be cut. This element makes precise cuts, makes it easier to guide the cutting edge over the material and helps with pressure-intensive cuts.
The sturdy, thoughtful knife handle
The slim, shapely oval of the handle fits very well and lies securely in the hand, its gentle contouring helps to prevent the hand from slipping to the cutting edge. The rounded back protruding from each side of the handle makes holding the knife comfortable and secure.
The ergonomic, revised shape of the handle is made of a very durable desert tan G10 with stabilized wood insert. G10 is resistant to moisture, temperature changes, most solvents and acids and has high resistance to mechanical damage. In the presented knife the cover material has a rough pattern to prevent the handle from slipping in the hand. The handle covers have been screwed with sandblasted steel screws. The screws complete the knife’s design, elegantly blending in with a black stonewash-finished blade.
At the end of the knife handle there is a hole for attaching an additional wire, which can serve as a protection against dropping the knife during operation, or an additional gripper to facilitate the removal of the knife from the holster. Originally, it includes a paracord section with a shade matching the design.
A refined holstex holster and various mounting methods
The knife has a holster made of hand-formed holstex material with a naturalistic texture, characterized by high impact and scratch resistance, characterized by low moisture absorption, resistant to various weather conditions and many chemicals. In the presented model, the holster is made of black material, supplemented with brown accessories. The holster was twisted with stainless steel black PVD screws.
NAME: MK-02 Scout “Wood Spirit” Desert Tan
STEEL: Vanadis 4 Extra (63 HRC)
BLADE FINISH: Stonewash PVD
TIP: Drop point
HANDLE: Brwon G10 and stabilized wood
TOTAL LENGTH: 203 mm | 7,99″
BLADE LENGTH: 85 mm | 3.45″
BLADE THICKNESS: 4,0 mm | 0.16″
FINGER GUARD: Not available
WEIGHT: 129 g | 4.55″ (without sheath)