The Black Chive isn’t our usual matte-black knife. This one has a DLC coating that we’ve polished to a handsome shine for striking good looks. In fact, when it was first introduced, it was recognized as the Blade Show’s Most Innovative American Design of 2005.
With its less-than-two-inch blade, the Black Chive is a small knife—which makes it perfect for pocket, pack, purse, or briefcase carry. But just because it’s small doesn’t mean this Chive isn’t powerful. In fact, it’s perfect for just about any light-to-medium duty tasks you’d care to ask it to do. To ensure this handy little blade is always ready when you need it, the Black Chive is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just pull back on the ambidextrous blade protrusion or push on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle, ready for use. The high-carbon blade steel offers good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance. The polished DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) enhances corrosion resistance even more.
For safety, the Chive has two locking systems. The frame lock secures the blade open so it can’t accidentally close during use. And to ensure that it won’t accidentally open during transport, the Black Chive is also equipped with a Tip-Lock slider to lock the blade closed when folded. In pure stainless steel, both blade and handle are easy to clean and maintain.