Like the claw of the Harpy eagle the C08 is shaped for
controlled pulling cuts. The hawkbill blade shape originated in the marine/fishing
industry where severing rope, line, webbing and netting is done at arm's
length quickly and efficiently. The curving arc holds what you're cutting
against the sharpened edge keeping it from slipping off the tip. Custom
knifemaker David Boye developed the dent in the locking lever, which insures
the blade remains securely locked open when gripping the handle with force.
Cut out of the handle is a drying vent allowing air to circulate around
the blade when closed wet. Metal clip is positioned for tip down carry.