$249.95
Part #: SGBMODDP | Southern Grind Knives
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Description
SGBMODDP: OD Green G10 Bad Monkey, Satin Drop Point
Southern Grind Knives
 
The Bad Monkey is Southern Grind's flagship model and what a good introduction to the knife community it is. It gets a lot of design aspects correct like balance, grip, fit, finish, and materials. They offer a variety of options for this specific knife but at its core, they are all the same. The Bad Monkeys all feature titanium liners shrouded around a 4" blade made from Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel. This may not be the end-all, be-all steel but hardened to 59-61HRC like they do, 14C28N will hold its razor sharp edge for quite a while. The handles are made from a variety of G10 colors or twill-woven carbon fiber. They look good and will stand up to almost anything you can throw at them. There are two very different blade types; a drop point for your utility cutting tasks and a modified tanto tip for tactical, stabbing applications. The handle is properly sized for large hands or use with gloves and very ergonomic in nature. The pocket clip might be small but it is sturdy and provides strong retention while being easy to get in and out of the pocket. A great design, we look forward to seeing what they come up with next.
Features
  • Solid milled G10 handle creates a secure, all-conditions grip.
  • 6AL4V Titanium lock and liner creates a secure storage base for our blades. 
  • Short pocket clip ensures a secure pocket carry with minimal interference.
  • Conventional Flat Grind is thicker at the sharpened edge of the blade and great for general and heavy use.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Blade Steel: 14C28N Stainless, 59-61HRC
  • Thickness: 0.130"
  • Blade Finish: Tumbled Satin
  • Grind: Flat
  • Closed Length: 5.25"
  • Overall Length: 9.25"
  • Handle Material: OD Green G10
  • Weight: 4.97 oz. 
  • Made in the USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Richard R
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 04, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great knife!
This is my first knife from Southern Grind and it won't be my last. Overall quality is there in both design and workmanship. The handle is nice and thin while the blade is nice and heavy. The handle has a sway-back shape but it fits my hand well, using the forefinger notch or not. The blade is the right size for me as an EDC and it is my new EDC, replacing my SR1. The knife was sharp and it functioned perfectly right out of the box. The liner-lock is much appreciated, in my experience easier to use than a frame-lock. I'm glad I found this knife and I am going to buy more Southern Grind knives.
5 out of 5
David V
Woodstock, Ga
Jun 06, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
TRY NOT TO BE A STEEL SNOB
I've read in some reviews that a lot of people criticized the use of Sandvik 14C28N steel for this knife, mostly due to the price point it's in. I don't really have a problem with that because of the build quality of the knife as a whole. Sure, I might rather have one of the new super steels, but to tell you the truth, I'll probably be better off with the Sandvik. I'm not under the illusion that I'm some kind of operator or anything and my blades probably don't have much of a chance of seeing any really hard use, so all a better steel is going to do for me is make the knife harder to resharpen. Now, if you really do need better steel I can understand why you might not want to buy this knife. Fit and finish on mine is perfect. Shaving sharp out of the box. Opens and closes easily. Locks up like the proverbial bank vault. Also, the thumb rest on the back of the blade can be used to open the knife on your pocket on withdrawal. Doesn't work as well as Emersons, but still works. I love my Bad Monkey. Also, I've seen knives with 154CM steel costing twice as much as this knife. My point being that some times the knife is more than just the steel, like this one. Thanks to Southern Grind for another great Knife, and thanks to Knife Center for their usual excellent service.
5 out of 5
Brandon
State of Jefferson
May 26, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
All around the best large EDC I own
The Southern Grind Bad Monkey is a great large/weekend EDC. The textured G10 scales are very comfortable and the knife has excellent fit & finish. It has functional jimping and carries very well for a 4" folder at just under 5 ounces. This knife feels lighter than it should be (Ti liners) and opens smooth/locks up solid. The 14C28N steel holds a decent edge but I have noticed some rolling when profiled to 15 dps, I have put this blade through some very heavy use without roll at 18 dps, it sharpens easily and takes a mirrored edge (6k grit EPA) similar to SR-101. I really can't recommend this knife enough, I also own a CF spider monkey but would definitely recommend the textured G10 on the larger Bad Monkey. This knife pushed my Umnumzaan out of my EDC rotation... It's that good.
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