EDC knives are a personal thing. Everyone likes something different, and knife companies try to satisfy those desires. One company that specializes in EDC gear has engineered a pair of knives that should satisfy those who want a high-quality knife at a very good price. Let’s take a look at the Bastion Gear Braza and Bastion Gear Persuader knives.
Bastion Gear Braza
The Bastion Gear Braza is a drop-point flipper with a Stainless handle and a D2 blade. It’s a frame lock design, and it uses ceramic bearings to ensure smooth operation. The blade’s spine has some mild jimping near the pivot. Speaking of the blade, it has a drop point that has some “extra meat” near the tip.
Admittedly, that extra meat was a turnoff for me at first. However, as I used the knife I came to appreciate that extra metal. I used the knife to baton through some seasoned wood with no problems, since I was NOT afraid to break the tip. The tip also has a 90-degree spine, which is not the case with the rest of the blade.
As I said above, Bastion made the handle from Stainless steel. They rounded it in the right places and it has no hot spots. In order to maintain your knife, you can take it apart via Torx screws to clean it, and you can remove the pocket clip if you wish. You can’t change the clip’s placement- it’s set up for right-handed tip-up carry.
Bastion Gear Persuader
In addition to the Braza, I got a chance to look at the Bastion Gear Persuader. The Persuader is a titanium-handled flipper with a D2 steel blade. Just like the Braza, the Persuader is a frame lock design that uses ceramic bearings. Bastion did not put jimping on the spine of the trailing point scimitar blade.
As I said above, the Persuader has a handle made from titanium. This makes for a light yet solid knife. Like the Braza, it is held together with Torx screws, so cleaning is easy. The VERY stout pocket clip is reversible, but only allows tip-up carry. The handle is extremely comfortable, and in conjunction with the blade shape, it makes for an easy cutting knife.
Overall, I am very impressed with both the Bastion Gear Braza and the Bastion Gear Persuader. Both knives performed well when I used them, even when that use was outside their EDC knife role. They are solid and well made, with top-notch fit and finish. All in all, they are WELL worth the $69.99 price tag that each commands. You can get the Braza HERE, and you can find the Persuader HERE. If you’d rather, you can get them on Amazon as well.
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