The Medford Midi Marauder is a cool and robust pocket knife with a look and feel quite its own. Striking is the thickness of the blade combined with the thickness of the handle. After all, all three are the same. As a result the Midi Marauder looks incredibly solid. Unique about this Midi Marauder is the fact that the handle has a bronze anodized finish and has been enhanced with a white flower pattern. Incredibly fancy for such a beast!
The blade is made from D2 and finished with Medford’s famous Vulcan finish. This is basically the state the blade is in after the heat treatment, without it being grinded clean. The blade has been enhanced with a hollow grind that was applied by hand. This is a unique feature: it doesn’t occur often that a manufacturer applies a hollow grind by hand. Because of the royal thumb groove you can easily open the knife. At first it could take a little getting used to. When opened the solid framelock neatly keeps the blade in place. Medford pushed the stop-pin into the blade. As a result it symmetrically leans against the handle making it extra strong.
D2 is a type of tool steel that always needs maintenance and oil. Some budget knives use D2 as a cheap option with a rudimentary heat treatment. Medford, however, does whatever it can to turn D2 into a top-quality type of steel with excellent properties. So definitely not a budget option!
Each Medford knife is made by hand by talented knife makers. Individual differences therefore occur which make each knife unique. All blades are given a hollow grind that is applied by hand. It takes approximately one year for Medford to ship their knives. Knives that are available on our website are in stock and can immediately be shipped. However, be there in time: it might take a while for the new stock to arrive!