Why a different handle option for knives that many think have already reached perfection? The answer is because there are different hand sizes, applications, and personal tastes. The chili pepper handles may look different than anything you've seen before, but when you put it in your hand, you'll appreciate the human engineering that went into it. Having a greater surface area means rapid blade response with minimal hand and wrist movement. The convex profile curves provide a strong, sure, comfortable grip while providing smooth contour lines that make extended chopping chores breeze by. That same solid, non-slip grip gives you confidence that the chili pepper design will remain firm in your hand, even if your hand is covered in slippery fluids, or the blade is subjected to radical torque in your hand. When you first pick up a Chili Pepper handled Mercworx, put the grip in your strong hand while keeping the blade sheathed. Now, with your other hand, grasp the sheathed blade end, and twist it. You will feel the sideways torque putting pressure on your ring finger knuckle. That's why the Chili Pepper handle is flared at this crucial area; to give you the maximum possible lateral gripping surface. Then un-sheath it, and feel the blade come alive in your hand. You'll see why many of Mercworx clients call them "the perfect fighting blades."
Designed for extreme heavy-duty use, Mercworx Equatorian Chile is about as tough as a combat knife can get. Engineered for maximum chopping and thrusting strength. The ultimate survival-tool, bred specifically for the harshest survival challenge imaginable. The Equatorian is truly the best of knives, for the worst of times. Dimensions: 13 ¾”X 2 3/4” Blade Length: 8.5” Handcrafted in the USA 154CM or S30V RC 58 Cryogenically Treated OD Green Micarta Handle