I was walking through SHOT 08' with my buddy Duke
I commented to him how even in a place as huge as SHOT
I usually see about half a dozen new thinks that I rank
above “hey that is kinda cool”.
Even more so when it comes to knives. I don't
really collect and I am not loyal to the newest knives
of any specific maker. But every once in a while I run
across a knife that I just cannot do without.
This was the case when we swung by Blade
Tech booth and spoke to Mikey Vellekamp and he showed
us his new Profili fixed blade and folder. It was the
fixed blade that caught my attention.
Seldom do you see a blade with lots of
recurved belly that is just as well designed as a stabber.
Mikey managed that. As you can see in the pictures the
Profili blade has some wicked flowing curves with the
tip of the blade in the exact center of the blade presenting
it's tip like a dagger
After being so attracted to the blade I was kind of
discouraged when I looked at the handles and saw the
scalloped finger grooves.
Much like Bill Jordan in his groundbreaking book No
Second Place winner when he spoke about not liking any
kind of finger grooves on the grips of a fighting revolver,
I feel the same about fighting knives. In this instance
I was wrong.
I picked up the Profili to begin the fondling process
and was astonished that it fit so well in my hand using
the forward grip. What I liked even more was the two
positions for your thumb to ride in not only the saber
grip and the modified Philipino grip.
Of course the next logical thing to do was to roll it
around into the reverse grip. Again I found myself in
disbelief when it was just as comfortable as the forward
Before long Mikey finally got tired of watching a grown
man beg and agreed that I could take one home at the end
of the show.
Unless I am mistaken it was one of five total in the US
including fixed and folders. Of course since Mikey works
Tech the sheath is well… clean and functional.
The sheath also has Blade Tech's patented “why
didn't I think of that” MOLLE sheath adaptors.
The Profili is being manufactured in Italy by Fox and
will be distributed in the US by Blade Tech.
All the above attractiveness of the Profili along with
the fact that it's 4-inch blade is perfect for me
since I prefer a 4-5 inch blade for CCW.
Mikey will need to do a lot of work to top the Profili
with his next design, but somehow I think he is up to