The MS Knives Liberty knife is a premium class knife made by Lithuanian knifemaker Modestas Skirmantas. The knife was planned as a useful tool for everyday use (EDC), or as an accessory for short outdoor trips.
Premium steel as the core of the knife construction
Liberty is a knife with a full tang construction (made of one carefully selected piece of material) made of the highest quality Elmax steel (chrome-vanadium-molybdenum powder steel). Elmax is one of the few steels available on the market in the absolute top quality of materials used in the production of premium knives. The Elmax blade is extremely resistant to overload, remains sharp for a long time (wears very slowly) and has excellent anti-corrosion properties.
A universal blade for any challenge
The blade with a 4 mm of the thickness, made in a straight back style, with a flat grind, ensures a smooth cut and performs various tasks (piercing, planing, preparing meals, etc.). The knife does not have a classic handguard, but its role is played by a finger undercut, which prevents the hand from slipping onto the cutting edge during operation and improves the grip.
Robust micarta handle
The knife handle is made of Black Canvas Micarta® laminate, resistant to moisture, temperature changes, most solvents and acids, with high resistance to mechanical damage. Micarta®, known for its excellent properties, also visual (it can be styled like a natural material), has a non-slip, rough structure. The linings were glued and screwed with stainless screws in the shade of polished steel. The screws are quite a characteristic detail of the knife, due to the original pattern on them. Referring to the handle design, we notice a characteristic, “angular” design. The planes of the covers are not rounded. At first glance, in the oval of the entire handle, we notice the contours of the angles. They add a dynamic and interesting character to the whole project, and most importantly, they are contoured in a way that does not interfere with the certainty of the grip when operating the knife. In a word, the handle is as good as the more traditional shapes.
Elegant leather sheath
The Liberty knife comes with a leather sheath for carrying. The sheath is completely handmade from high-quality vegetable-tanned Italian leather. The stitches were made with thick threads with a massive stitch. The edges are nicely finished, smoothing them. The leather is black and has the MS Knives logo on its front. The sheath does not have a belt clip. According to the knifemaker idea, the whole thing is so subtle that it can easily fit in the hand, pocket, sachet etc., which allows easy and quick access to the whole.
STEEL: Elmax (61-62 HRC)
BLADE FINISH: Satin
TIP: Straight back
HANDLE: Black Canvas Micarta
TOTAL LENGTH: 212 mm / 8.35″
BLADE LENGTH: 100 mm / 3.94″
BLADE THICKESS: 4,0 mm / 0.16″
FINGER GUARD: Not available
WEIGHT: 117 g / 4.13oz (without sheath)