New for 2013 is the HTM Knives (Hand Tech Made) SNAP. Famed Canadian knife maker Kirby Lambert designed the SNAP and HTM picked it up as a semi-custom production knife. I immediately thought of an old WWII-era U.S. Mk 2 pineapple hand grenade when I saw the knife’s handle. But, of course, the SNAP is actually a friendly thing to have in the hand.
SNAP’s 3 1/2″ clip point blade has a recurve, which gives the edge extra belly. The blade rolls open on either HTM’s Maxx Glide Pivot Bearing System or via their Spring Assisted Opening system. This knife is a well-executed version of Lambert’s 2012 Blade Show and West Coast Custom Knife Show Best Tactical Knife Awards winner.
- 154CM Stonewashed blade
- Aircraft aluminum Mil-Spec Hard Coated Handle
- Unique machined inlay pattern for non-slip forward and backward grip
- Deep pocket carry clip
- Non-glare blackened blade
- 5.8 ounces
- Made in the USA
The SNAP has an MSRP of $349.00. The one I photographed was the model with the Spring Assisted Opener. It fired off with a bang on a pull of the index finger. My pictures do not do justice to the pleasing aesthetics of this knife.