The Battlestation was shown for the third year, each year saw refinements. The design was now a production sample. Sal and Eric explained that it usually takes a long time to bring a design to production. On average it is about 2 to 3 years, sometimes faster and sometimes longer. A delay can be caused by many things, such as a customer feedback or innovations in production or materials etc… The main point is that the goal is to produce the design ‘right’ and not just ‘quickly’.
This version of the Battlestation was very smooth; it lost some of the jimping on the handle so it should slide more easily in and out of a pocket. The handle features G-10 scales over full steel liners. I gathered the knife was designed to be a heavy duty self defense folder. The handle is very ergonomic for both a forward and reverse grip. In a reverse grip it is easy the cover the cap end of the handle with your thumb.
The Battlestation did handle like a small stout little folder. And the handle was certainly very ergonomic for both a forward and reverse grip. Personally, I’m not a big fan of tanto folders, but I’m sure there are many who are.
The specs we measured are approximately:
Overall Length: 18,7 cm / 7.36 inches
Edge Length: 6,7 cm / 2.63 inches
Blade Length: 7,8 cm / 3.07 inches
Blade Thickness: 0,35 cm / 0.13 inches