Real Steel Luna Red G10
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- Last updated: 10/12/2020
Here is another exclusive UK legal carry version of a very popular knife. Heinnie Haynes (HH) worked with Real Steel to bring us a version of the Luna slip joint knife. Designed by Jakub Wieczorkiewicz, a Polish custom knifemaker behind Poltergeist Custom Knife works, the Luna has proved extremely popular already. HH, of course, wanted to get in on that and now offer a red G10 scaled Luna.
As with all knives, it’s not until you have it in your hand that you really get the ‘feel’ for it. I saw the Luna last year and didn’t buy one, I missed out on the Green Micarta version, which I now really regret as this is a fantastic carry knife. I’ll give you the reasons why.
First off, it is U.K Legal which nowadays puts it up near the top of my wish list. I don’t buy many locking knives now as I have limited opportunities to carry them. It shows a deep pocket clip towards the edge of the knife, allowing the Luna to sit in your pocket, and except for the clip, none of it shows above the line of your pocket, making it very discreet carry.
It is very light, the red G10 scales are textured with a fine weave pattern for grip. They also give you a 3 x 8mm slot to fit a lanyard. I fit one to all my everyday carry (EDC) knives where I can. It makes it easier to get the knife out of your pocket.
The blade is D2 steel with a flat grind and a 38mm(L) x 2mm(W) nail nick/grip channel along the spine of the blade. It’s a two-handed opener and once opened, the blade stops at 120° rather than the normal 90°. I wasn’t sure about this at first, as normally slip joint knives with opening stops are at 90°. After using the knife for a while I can say the 120° is better.
They also give you a 13 groove, 10mm long jimping area for gripping the blade with your forefinger. The recess in both scales is to help you get at the nail nick in the blade and also gives somewhere for the middle finger to grip the handle. It has a sharpening choil, although the D2 blade came incredibly sharp out of the box and the hard steel won’t need regular sharpening.
The Luna is a brilliant little knife, fitted with a thumb stud to make it one-handed opening (also available from Heinnie), it’s even better. Many thanks to Richard and Bruce at HH for help in the production of this article.