Some time ago I had sent one of my Back Bite knives to Vladamir Vasiliev for him to review. As a gift they had offered to send me some of their instructional DVDs. As he had not specified the parameters of the offer I accepted and named a handful of my favorites, that they might take their pick in sending me what ever they choose.
A curious and unique new Russian Martial Art inspired Fighting knife has emerged from TOPS Knives USA known as the Back Bite.
The Back Bite is a unique combination of Wharncliffe back edge and concave “strike face” edge that is designed to be utilized primarily in a reverse grip edge out (RGEO) or inverted blade method. What that has to do with Russian Martial Art, is what I am here to tell you about.
Recently I was made aware that my Back Bite knife by TOPS Knives USA was in fact not the only custom production purpose built Russian Martial Art knife in town. I was made aware of this by custom knife maker Brian Harrison of BFH Knives.