Hello from San Diego!
I’m happy to say that it’s THAT TIME, once again, here at Toor Knives…time for another epic blade to drop, that is!
After about 5 months of R&D and production, the team is extremely
happy to see the Krypteia starting to get packaged, to ship. We have
already received a large number of questions about the shape, design,
and material changes, so I wanted to take a moment and go into detail
about the updated version of this blade.
In early 2018 we launched the original Krypteia on the premise of
creating a strong, concealable, smaller knife. It was an instant hit and
immediately became a Toor best-seller. This knife allowed us to really
dive into the “clandestine” style of blade, creating knives that could
be carried on your kit in combat operations or inside the waistband on a
night out with the family. We were able to use materials like cpm154
steel and charcoal dymalux, while creating an ergonomic shape that fit
well in the hand but was also small enough to conceal.
In late 2020, we decided to refine the Krypteia even more. At this
time, our team noticed an extreme demand for the utilitarian side of
using the blade, while also having a tactical shape for self-defense or
combative applications. In order to meet this demand, we took aspects of
another one of our best-selling heritage blades, The Raider, and tied
it into this new version of the Krypteia. Our goal was to create a
midsize fighting knife with enough blade mass for utility work but still
have key aspects of a tactical knife, such as a false edge and narrow
tip for stabbing. We hit the drawing board and made it through 4 other
profile shapes before we finally nailed the design on the 5th try, and
the 2021 Krypteia was born.
The Krypteia now comes standard with ¼” cpm s35vn steel, which
provides much more blade mass and allows for extremely tough work. We
added a 120-degree false edge down to the tip, with 45-degree chamfers
all the way around the blade to remove any sharp corners for extra
comfort when concealing. Additionally, we thinned out the G10 handle, so
the overall thickness is just over .6” thick and also gave it a smooth
texture for extra grip and comfort, when carrying.
Our blades are always purpose-built and the Krypteia is an extremely
versatile knife that should meet any need you require. Each one is made
here in East County San Diego, by our talented team, and includes a Toor
Knives KYDEX® sheath compatible with all our mounts.
For those of you looking for a blade that you can count on in any
situation, here it is. Who knows, maybe you will see it one day as
standard issue military gear. We can be hopeful, right?
The Krypteia will be available exclusively on www.toorknives.com,
beginning on January 29th at 5pm PST. If you haven't already done so,
sign up now on the site for an email notification that will let you know
the moment inventory goes live - DON'T MISS OUT!
As always, the entire Toor Team is grateful for your continued support!