Kore Essentials DEFENDER S35VN Fixed Blade Knife
The DEFENDER fixed blade knife is a collaboration project between Kore Essentials and Toor Knives. 100% made in the USA from premium CPM S35VN steel, this blade is designed as a self-defense knife for concealed EDC (everyday carry). The included molded Kydex sheath is compatible with several different mounting clips, including IWB, OWB, belt clips, MOLLE clips, and more. The knife can be mounted horizontally or vertically with a number of different options available on the market.
The ring design allows for better retention as well as preventing your hand from sliding down onto the blade. You can use this with either a forward or reverse grip comfortably.
Normally, these knives ship without mounting clips so you can choose whatever style or carry option you’d like (sold separately). I don’t know about you, but I hate ordering something and then realizing I have to order something else for it as soon as it arrives to actually use.
To avoid that headache, we’ve opted to include a 1.5″ Quick Clip Pro with every knife. These are also 100% made in the USA (including the screws) and are included at no additional charge. The Quick Clip Pro is designed for IWB carry and fits perfectly on any 1.5″ belt. The Kore Essentials EDC gun belts we carry are the perfect companion for this blade and your daily carry.
Compatible Mounting Options (on Amazon)
|Blade Hardness||59-61 Rockwell|
|Handle Material||G10 or Carbon Fiber|
States with specifc laws that would apply to this knife
We’ve tried to research the various laws and regulations regarding fixed-blade knives, and highlighted the states that you might have issues with below. We are not lawyers and this is NOT legal advice, YOU are responsible for knowing and following any and all local, state, and federal laws. Some states have outright bans on “daggers”, while others allow them as long as the blade is 2.5 inches or less (this knife blade is 2.5″ so you’re good there.)
As far as we can tell, this knife is legal to own just about anywhere in the US, but the following states have restrictions on carrying it outside of your home. Make sure you do your own research and understand your local laws before ordering.
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota