The Mobius Clip-Point is a simplified variant of my first knife design. It is intended to serve as a defensive knife and to handle a broad range of more mundane tasks. The unusual grip permits several hand positions, both inside and outside the grip.
The inside grip provides superior retention and power, as well as fully protecting the hand.
The outside grips allows for greater precision, a wider choice of blade positions, and works nicely when wearing gloves.
The lower guard acts as a traditional guard and blade catcher, but it also keeps the hand from sliding forward onto the blade when using an outside grip.
The index-finger grooves provide positive indexing for both grips and help keep the hand in place under stress.
The pinkie-hook at the bottom of the grip keeps the hand firmly in place when using an outside grip. It acts as part of an extended blocking/binding area when using an inside grip. And it can be a striker in either case. Likewise, the thicker area at the bottom of the grip can be used as a striking surface and hammer.
The downward angle of the blade puts it more in line with the natural angle of the wrist. This is particularly important for this design, since the inside grip limits the ability to angle the blade somewhat more than an outside grip.
This was my first attempt to make a knife. I owe special thanks to Brendon Hutton, who brainstormed and traded design critiques with me, and to Phil Tham, who offered advice and helped me make this knife.