Hand Tech Made
A commercial version of the Madd Maxx was produced by the old Camillus Cutlery company for a short period of time before it closed its doors but, frankly, these were a poor substitute for the custom models. For a while I thought the only way anyone would be able to obtain a Madd Maxx was by putting up some serious cash and ordering a full-blown custom from Darrel. Then, by luck, I made it to the Meyerco Cutlery booth the last afternoon of the 2010 SHOT show a short time before the event closed and found Darrel displaying a couple of new models of his own. Called the “HTM-Madd Maxx 5.5,” they are part of a new line of semi-handmade knives Ralph is calling “Hand Tech Made” or “HTM.”
The “saber ground bayonet style blade” is 5-3/8 inches long and is ground from CPMS30V stainless steel. There are two basic versions, one bead-blast finished and one black DLC coated. Both are available in manual or assisted-opening options. The handle frames are titanium with a frame lock and a black carbon fiber scale on one side and a carry clip on the other. All weigh 7.2 ounces and the suggested retails run from $439.95 to $499.95. If that seems high, price a custom version of the knife!