The Persian-style knife is an ancient design that’s enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity. Though modern users are (hopefully) not using them for their original purpose of piercing chain mail, the blade profile is just as useful for modern everyday carry as it was on the battlefield.
This is our first collaboration to feature the classic Persian style, but it’s our second with legendary knife maker Bob Terzuola. It was an honor and a pleasure working with Bob again, who was gracious in allowing us to interpret his gorgeous custom Persians with over 4" blades into something a bit more pocket-friendly for our EDC-oriented community.
Our first collaboration, the Compact Tactical Folder (CTF), is a smaller, slimmer, and straighter blade than this big-bellied Persian. Based on community feedback from some of the 1700+ members who have picked up a CTF so far, the only consistent thing identified as needing improvement was that edges of the G-10 scales felt a bit sharp. So, for the Cyrus, we’ve worked with our partners at WE Knife to round off the corners a bit more to keep the grip comfortable.
The Cyrus is also the first collaboration to feature our new custom Drop-branded pivot hardware. Based on consistent member feedback about laser markings on the blades, we knew it was time for a change. So, this new CNC-machined pivot screw has replaced the laser-marked branding on the blade surface that we’ve used on most prior Blades collabs.
Even when you’re working with industry pioneers like Bob, member feedback has made some crucial improvements on the design. Thanks to the members who supported past launches and gave some great feedback to help improve this latest design. We hope you like the new look.
As always, a few housekeeping notes as we get started:
* Quantities for the pre-order are limited to 600 units.
* The limited time pre-order price will be $160 for your early support and will only apply to this pre-order production run, ending on 5/29.
* The regular price will be $200.
Thanks for checking out the Cyrus, we hope you think it’s great! Carry On -- Jonas