Matt Degnan Joins We Knife Co. Ranks with the Gnar

We Knife Co. has recruited another new designer into their fold recently, Matt Degnan. Degnan’s work has appeared elsewhere in the production world but he is making his We debut with an EDC-friendly folder called the Gnar.

The Gnar is a production version of a Degnan custom model called the Roadie and mimics the general proportions of this original. “A good friend of mine is a ‘roadie’ (actually a tech and stage manager for some pretty large bands) and I wanted to make something he could have on him in most, if not all states,” Degnan says. In fact, the same friend helped him rename to production version to the Gnar.

In addition to its travel friendly size, Degnan included another important flourish on the Gnar for real life roadies and stage techs: “I had them use Torx screws that are all the same size,” he explains. “I hate having to swap bits in my driver just to take apart a knife, and especially for guys on the road, they can get 1 T8 driver instead of a set.”

The Gnar’s 2.78-inch drop point blade has just the slightest little harpoon swedge, almost like a horn, and is fashioned from S35VN steel. We and Degnan opted not to outfit the Gnar with the omnipresent flipper tab, instead giving the knife a good old fashioned thumbstud; but the ceramic ball bearing pivot on so many We knives is still in play on this release.

Titanium is everyone on the Gnar’s handle: clip, pivot cover, backspacer, and handle hardware all are made from 6Al4V. Degnan says he specifically requested a full scale-to-scale backspacer to prevent debris from getting stuck around standoff screws or the like. The arcing handle shape comprises two different cutouts, and the area beyond the finger guard meets up with the choil to potentially extend grip area further. A titanium frame lock is in place, complete with stainless steel insert, and the Gnar weighs 3.76 ounces.

According to We, the Gnar is available now. The MSRP is set at $267.

Knife in Featured Image: We Knife Co. Gnar