SKALLYWAG "PRIVATEER" FOLDING KNIFE
We are excited to release our first Folder once again. We wanted to work with the KISS rule on this one, (keep it simple stupid) We wanted to bring forward an amazing value and balance between quality and price. We wanted to design a blade you would want to carry everyday and use for everything with features like the high end blades but for a lower end price. We think we have found the balance.
D2 Tool Steel Blade Titanium black coating.
Steel Body, Titanium coating.
Ambidextrous Belt Clip.
8.25" overall length.
.126 thick D2 blade
.35 lb. weight
Have carried a Privateer for years, zero issues.
Love the company and their knives. I have a few including the D2 and the duclaw. Awesome customer service, and reviews.
My first knife from skallywag was the mdv plus one. I really don’t know why it took me so long to get into their folders but I’m glad I did. The privateer is is the most solid folder I’ve ever had. Especially the pocket clip. Even being a lefty, I don’t know if I want to switch the clip yet. Another awesome knife from Craig and company.
Super Smooth deploy, Love the color.
The action is incredible for the price point it is worth it
Good in gun box as well as kitchen. Just about the only blade I’ll buy unless it is old or a Randall. Can’t be beat
I bought the Privateer to replace the Benchmade 860 that I lost. I’m very pleased with the fit, finish and smooth operation. You have a new customer for life!
so i was looking for a gift for my oldest son and son in law… saw this folder and thought what the heck… i own a fixed blade from Skalley Wag and love it also so i thought why not… Sooooo glad i made this purchase!!! going to buy another for myself!!
Really clean knife, good fit to the hand!!!
Been carrying one of these for several years and LOVE it.
The website was simplistic to navigate and the customer service could not have been better!
Holds an edge, everyday workhorse!!
Have ordered at 12 of these, best daily carry knife. I give them to friends and family as presents. Because No one ever has said oh another knife.
I’ve carried a lot of knives over the years, but the privateer is by far the best pocket knife I’ve ever owned. If your on the fence, hop off. You won’t regret it.
Incredibly beautiful knife. The action is like butter. Thank Craig for taking the time to talk with me. This company is the real deal. I will be highly recommending and buy more, elite high quality instruments from this company.
This has become my favorite overall knife. Very solid built and sharp as hell.
This is the best folding knife I’ve owned. Period. It’s not for opening boxes
Best knife to have on you at all times. I have bought the silver and now the blue knife. Was stoked to see the blue was back in stock. The belt clip got torn off my last when I was working but that was more on me than due to quality. Love these knifes as they are easy to re-sharpen.
It’s a great knife it fits right in with my FNX 45. It arrived with a great edge and ready to go. I’ll always have a place for it thank you Skallywag as usual fantastic knife. Peace.
This was my first purchase from Skallywag. I have many knives in my collection, but I immediately since it arrived I have been carrying it every day, regardless of wardrobe. I love the materials, fit and finish. The knife performs damn well in everything I’ve ask of it so far, with the exception of cutting cardboard, that’s just not right to do with a quality knife. I will be on the lookout for more of skallywag’s blades. Great EDC blade.
New Customer First, I must commend you on your communication and your staff's immediate response to my inquiries about the product and my interest in it. Second, the customer service and shipping was out of this world... During my business years my shipping requirement from my department was less than 24 hours turnaround... We dealt with the military and overseas so we had to be quick and rapid most Ricky tick with our shipments. It is refreshing to see a company today that has the same ethos! The privateer may be a simple knife but the simplicity is half of the elegance while the other half is pure EDC... My head is rushing with so many things I want to say it's hard to keep track with the order I want to say them in. Putting the presentation aside which was outstanding by the way, once I picked up the knife it felt like it belonged in my hands since birth... holding it forward stance reverse stance didn't matter it felt smooth and comfortable. The attention to detail... the weight... the smoothness... this may be an overseas contract knife but it is obvious it was well-thought-out and well designed by your company(and there are many great companies that contract their machine work for overseas or overseas bidding contracts... I am surely not one to turn my nose up to an overseas contract knife of good quality).
5 pros & 2 cons Bought this because it was on sale for $99 and I thought I'd take a chance. After a week of screwing around with it, here's what I've found. PROS - 1. VERY comfortable in the hand (both sabre and reverse grip); 2. quality materials; 3. can be clipped back in the pocket with one hand, yet stays secure; 4. secure blade lock up; 5. not that heavy - it's lighter than the Mini CQC-8 I've carried for years. CONS - 1. if you're opening it over & over to get the feel of it, the flipper can "stick" (i.e. becomes very difficult to open). However, if you use the part of your finger between the 2nd and 3rd knuckles (rather than the tip of the finger) it works 100% of the time; 2. no thumb stud (although I'm sure the reason was to keep the cost down?) - since the flipper can be difficult a thumb stud would be a nice option. Neither of these cons would be enough to stop carrying it, though. Again, this knife is designed to fit the hand better than most with an aggressive blade design. Well worth the regular price and was a steal at $99.
Proven Folder I carry this knife a lot. I have others that cost less and have done a decent job but didn't hold up. I have some that cost me a lot more, but aren't built for everyday work. This knife has never failed me. I've worn the color off the scales, dropped it, cut things I wouldn't with other knives, pried on things with it, punched thru sheet metal, cut steak with it (at a restaurant, their steak knives sucked). I have not been gentle with this knife, but I have never had a problem with it. The edge is still clean, straight and sharp. It is a knife worth carrying in every way, shape and form that you should carry a knife. You will not be disappointed
Outstanding knife Fantastic knife. Very solid and super smooth function. Great looking as well. I carry this every day and love it. It replaced the Benchmade I've been carrying for years. Also outstanding customer service.
Love this knife! Early Christmas present from my wife and man.. this is yet another sweet Skallywag knife! Only thing that kept it from 5 stars... the pocket clip. It's a nice clip, only issue for me is a lot of pants have re-enforced edge for knife clips that makes this clip too tight to fully go on leaving quite a bit sticking out. Can't go wrong with this brand though, well made and super sharp!
Workmanship is top notch! Heavy, thick, but smooth and precise. VERY well made. Genuinely impressive craftsmanship.
EDC a mini cutlass I've been beating on my privateer for a year and a half and its a great knife! It came razor sharp and has a smooth action when opening, the d2 blade stayed sharp and then usable sharp for a long time. Overall its a great addition or first step into a Skallywag collection. These guys make some hard use knives.
Fantastic EDC folder! I have carried my Privateer for over two years now and absolutely love it. It is my EDC that I used almost daily at work or in my garage opening boxes, cutting straps on pallet of material, felt, moleskin, etc. The edge and finish have both held up really well over the years. I would not hesitate to buy this knife again if I ever lost mine. Now that the blue one is out I just might have to add to the collection!
Great blade This is a great pocket blade. The fit and finish on it is top notch. You guys make a great blade.