Mya Knives, Franklin
There is a lot to like about this knife. Very functional blade shape and design. Nicely executed bolsters, especially for a first attempt.
The only con’s I could really see are more a difference of opinion as a maker than a flaw in the knife itself. Personally, I found the handle area to be a bit short. I have fairly large hands and while I was able to achieve a full grip, it was awkward and cramped.
I found the finger cut out on the end of the handle to be awkward also.
I would have treated the lightly colored Olivewood grips with some sort of sealer or CA finish. Because it’s so light that over time, and with handling, the wood would develop a dirty appearance that would detract from the overall appeal if left unprotected. Some people may call this a patina and prefer it, but I for one do not. As has been mentioned, once I had noticed the area on the tip of the right side of the blade where it had touched a belt, I couldn’t forget about seeing it.
Is that enough to detract from the usability of the knife? No, it is not. I also noticed on the bolsters, that the pin material was not the same as the bolster material and were easily seen.
Again, it’s more a difference of opinion in execution than something that would detract from the usability of the knife. I would have flared the ends of the tubes to make them more secure as a means of holding the grip material in place.
The edge was not as sharp as I would have liked but was definitely serviceable. In my very limited testing, I found it to be enough to do everything I wanted it to do. I was able to slice thin sections of paper while holding it.
I also found it to be quite capable to slicing small pieces of 8-9 ounce leather using push cuts from a piece of scrap I had laying around.
It also went through cardboard with ease, and opened a few packages.
The fit between knife and sheath was extremely well executed. Good retention of the blade but still easily drawn. Some of the lines wander on the sheath, but that is totally, a cosmetic flaw. The construction and stitching is as it should be and provides a comfortable way to carry the knife on a belt.
At the end of the day, MYA knives is supplying a rock solid tool that is meant to be used and look good while doing it. I would not hesitate to recommend MYA knives And the above is strictly MY OPINION, and you may feel totally different about my observations.
P.S. My photography skills are seriously lacking.