The Gryphon M10 is one of the finest production defensive fixed blades available. It is light, compact, easy to carry, and purpose built to support point driven techniques. Previously, it was only available with a hollow grind which is appropriate for its use but may have limited some of its general utility and edge cutting performance to some extent.
The Gryphon M10FFG is the latest iteration of the venerable M10. The FFG in its name stands for “full flat grind” which indicates that the primary grind is flat from the edge to the spine. This should increase the usefulness of the M10 for slashing cuts and as a general utility knife without radically changing the characteristics that make it great.
It is also worth noting that the M10FFG is ground from laminate VG-10 rather than just solid VG-10 like the hollow ground version. This means that there is a harder VG-10 core layer sandwiched between two layers of a softer metal. This laminate construction makes the entire blade more durable.
- Blade Steel: Laminated VG-10
- Blade Finish: DLC (Diamond Like Coating)
- Handle Material: Black Zytel
- Blade Length: 4″
- Length Overall: 8 1/2″
- Blade Thickness: 3/16″
- Weight, Knife: 4.4 oz. (119 g)
- Sheath Material: .080″ Boltaron
- Weight, Sheath: 2.1 oz. (60 g)