Inspired by Rob Roy’s Scottish Claymore sword, The Dire Wolf is a partial double edged short sword with optimized thrusting and chopping ergonomics. Multi functional because of its heft, this blade can fulfill the role of a Bowie, Smatchet or Bolo. In spite of its significant overall weight, it is balanced well enough to be quick and in a well trained hand. The D-guard variant offers hand protection and cqb impact weapon function. The guard-less variant is more adept at survival/camp building chores where lots of chopping might be on the agenda.
The D guard can be a benefit and a liability. The strut in the middle is intended, and I believe, necessary to prevent the blade from rotating in the hand to a point where it is no longer under the control of its operator. The sacrifice, is that the strut can be painful to the fingers. However, because the opening is large enough, it’s easy to let go of the knife in an emergency.
Ambidextrous sheath is set up for drop leg carry or Molle webbing mount