Ferrum Forge Teams up with Sencut for the First Time

Those Williamson boys over at Ferrum Forge Knife Works just dropped a new production knife, their first collaboration with Sencut. The Sencut Kyril is a hard working folder that sees FFKW experimenting with a different blade shape than on other recent efforts.

We’ve said this before, but once you get a feel for the Ferrum Forge style, it’s easy to pick one of their designs out from the crowd. Even as they differ in many details, there’s a unifying look, a vibe to their work that brings these disparate releases together. The blade on the Kyril is a wharncliffe, something a little different from the drop points that have characterized recent FFKW joints, but nevertheless it shares an aerodynamic, sprightly profile with its predecessors. And with a blade length of 3.19 inches it shares a usage role too: we’re giving the Kyril a pure everyday carry classification, ideally sized and shaped for powering through quotidian chores.

The Kyril’s closed profile is nice and clean

The blade steel on this budget-friendly blade is 9Cr18MoV, a close cousin of the 8Cr13MoV steel that permeated the affordable knife genre for many years. 9Cr is an improvement, but performs similarly overall, which is to say it’s highly rust resistant and easy to sharpen, although its edge retention is in a lower tier than the big names in modern powder metallurgy. Opened with a flipper tab, the Kyril’s blade is kept in position by a stainless steel liner lock.

Ergonomics are intuitive and pleasingly roomy on this knife. The neutral profile suits different grips and hand sizes, while the classic Ferrum Forge forward choil beneath the edge provides a good place to choke up or index your control-intensive cuts with. The standard Sencut loopover pocket clip, reversible to either side, is on tap here for your carry needs, and the Kyril comes in with a lightfooted weight of 2.99 oz.

The Kyril is arriving with dealers now, according to Sencut.

Knife in Featured Image: Sencut Kyril