Red Blade Knives
Red Blade Knives was conceived in early 2012, and is the brainchild of two friends, Dan Rotblatt and Sean ‘Griz’ Coulter. Once the idea was born, Dan quickly put together some initial design ideas and made some prototypes. As they discussed their options, the company’s design philosophy started to emerge - “What is the knife's purpose? Strip away everything else, and let that define the design”.
Dan drew out dozens of design possibilities and because of Griz’s close connections with the military, it was decided that the first knife would be aimed at the military and law enforcement market. The design process narrowed down to a ‘Grunt’ capable knife built as a rugged beast rather then just another pretty blade…and the PIG was born.
The most important feature of a field knife is that it cannot fail; it has to be tough. Griz, loving big, thick and strong blades pushed those requirements to the limits. Dan focused on the ergonomics and function, making sure its performance matched its strength.
The quality of materials is very important to them! They use S30V steel for the PIG, 6AL-4V titanium for the liners, and coarse textured G10 for the handle slabs.