Three fighting knives. Fred Perrin Street Bowie, Spyderco FB04 (BOD) and SOG Fixation Bowie, a modern take on the classic KABAR/Camillus USMC fighting/utility knife that dwarves both Perrin knives. Proving, once again, that size doesn’t always matter.
New cool Douk-Douk : the Vendedouk is an hommage to the classic knife of Corsica, the Vendetta. It was designed by Fred Perrin and it’s the first true strong departure from the original model.
It got all the advantages of the Douk-Douk, since he’s still very flat, strong and sharp as a razor with its carbon steel blade. It’s also very ergonomic. It’s a lot of knife for such a cheap price.
The other one looks much more like a normal Douk-Douk. It’s Fred Perrin engineering that makes all the difference - since the Douk-Douk don’t have a lock, only a very strong spring to avoid the blade closing, it got the idea of making a tiny transformation to the handle.
With a small hole and a pin (that stay attached to the handle through an elastic cord), the Douk-Douk is instantly made a temporary fixed-blade knife.
I fucked up a little my Vendedouk, which is truely the scariest blade I have (and I speak with prudence, having about a dozen Fred Perrin knives scattered on my table). The destruction of the handle finish was an unintended consequence of the treatment of the blade with vinegar.
A cool variation of Fred Perrin’s La Griffe, the SNSM was made to assist sailors on sea rescue operations.
The standard version features a stainless steel half-serrated sheepfoot blade, complete with a shackle key, three metric wrenches in the handle and a bottle opener.
It comes with a kydex sheath and an individual serial number.
The SNSM-R, for “regrind”, is a reworked standard SNSM by Fred Perrin, getting rid of the serrations. It’s now a more polyvalent, longer La Griffe, tough as nails and sharp as a razor. Each model is unique.