The Southern Grind Knife Company’s Bad Monkey knife is a hell of a knife and that’s why It’s being highlighted today. Sure lots of knives can be great and we have featured many of them here on the site, Emerson, Kershaw, Gerber and many other top brands, but this one is just inches ahead of the pack. Before we dig into why it’s so great and is my new daily carry knife, lets look at the company itself.
The Southern Grind Knife Company is owned by Zac Brown, the frontman and namesake of The Zac Brown Band, a popular country music group based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 2009 by Zac Brown to produce knives that are built to be “both ruggedly dependable and highly functional”. The company currently only makes five models of knives, but they are all 100% designed in house and manufactured in Peach Tree City, Georgia.
The specific knife I was sent to test and evaluate by our good friends over at Spotter Up Tactical is the Bad Monkey Tanto Serrated. This knife is packed with features and honestly has replaced the Emerson CQC15 Mini that was my daily carry knife up until a few weeks ago. Don’t get me wrong I like the Emerson but sometimes an upstart comes along and makes you rethink how you do things. Lets check out the specifications and figure out why I’m so high on this knife.
Bad Monkey Specifications:
Style: Folding Knife
Length: 9.125 Inches
Blade Length: 3.875 Inches
Blade Width: .130″
Blade Steel: 14C-28N
Hardness of Blade: RC 59-61
Blade Finish: Cerakote Armor Black
Available Blade Types: Modified Tanto, Modified Tanto Serrated, Drop Point, Drop Point Serrated
Handle Length: 5.25 Inches
Handle Material: Twill Weave Carbon Fiber Panels
Liner Type and Material: 6 AL4V Titanium
Weight: 4.97 Ounces
Country of Origin: United States of America
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