Alan Folts is a knifemaker and metalworker in Greenville, N.C., who makes a remarkable range of custom objects, including titanium chopsticks. His Minimalist neck knife has proven to be very popular, so we are offering our new Columbia River Knife & Tool production version. Here is a very small and lightweight knife which gives surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang 2.0 inch Wharncliffe blade, aided by three finger choils, hand-contoured green/black resin impregnated fiber scales, and a braided fob. The Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted glass filled nylon sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife. Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks. The blade point gives excellent penetration, while the Razor-Sharp straight edge is perfect for scraping, woodworking and precision carving.