Here at Toor, we first introduced what we called “The Serpent” back
in 2017. It was a fixed blade ringed knife with a hand ground bevel,
acid etch finish, and a glue-on handle in 6 color variations. We used
steel pins to secure the handle and hand pressed a KYDEX® sheath around
We were learning.
Although “The Serpent” was an amazing knife, our desire was to make
it even better. So, for the last three years we have really invested
quite a bit of time to develop our internal process to refine that blade
In 2018 we offered our new Serpent with a handle material called
Dymalux, which is a poly-laminate wood material similar to a skateboard
deck. With Connor’s experience in the skate industry, and basically
growing up in a skateboard manufacturing facility, he knew that this
material was incredibly strong. With this knowledge, we were now able to
machine in a zig-zag texture pattern for better grip and fasten the
handle to the blade using stainless steel screws.
Again, the result was another incredible blade, but we still wanted to improve it.
At this point, our biggest setback were the screws. Everything we
found out in the marketplace for handle screws were shit, in our
opinion. We were looking for a small diameter button head screw, with a
Torx driver, and thread strength of an 8-32 so there would be more steel
engaging the screw post to ensure they would never strip. After quite a
bit of frustration, we stopped searching and decided to develop our own
For about 2 years now, we have been custom machining all our handle
screws and it has vastly improved the overall strength of our 2018
Serpent, but we just weren’t done improving this blade yet.
As 2019 came to a close, we made it our goal to dedicate the next 6
months to refining the blade bevel and re-address the shape and material
of the handle, once again. We went back to the drawing board, re-shaped
the handle and added a belly for a little bit more mass. From there, we
refined the finish of the blade with key features like the thumb
jimping on the spine, chamfered corners all around the ring and handle,
and added a 120-degree false edge along the front spine.
Additionally, we re-addressed a corrosion resistance issue from our
2018 model. We decided to stick with the incredibly tough cpm3v steel.
Its toughness is due to the higher carbon level and lower alloys in the
steel, so it is more susceptible to rust. It’s a bit of a give and take
situation and we’ve decided to use KG Gunkote to offset the negative in
the steel and seal all the blades. This results in you getting the
toughest steel out there with 100% corrosion resistance.
We also focused on the water resistance in the handle and decided to
go with a G10 handle, as the multiple layers of laminated fiberglass,
sealed by an epoxy resin, make it virtually indestructible. After using
all these materials, and correcting a few design flaws, we felt we now
had the best (and strongest) blade on the market. As an extra bonus, we
custom-designed a diamondback handle texture pattern that suited the
“Serpent” and added incredible grip to the knife, when wet. Finally, we
finished it with one of our brand-new 2021 Flex-Tech KYDEX® sheaths with
retention adjustability and friction offsets to reduce blade rattle.
We did it, folks - our best blade is now EVEN BETTER!
Everyone here at Toor Knives genuinely appreciates your patience and
all the overwhelming support in getting us to this point – THANK YOU!