The DOC, which stands for “Death on Contact,” is a collaboration product between Marfione and Mick Strider of Strider Knives. It was originally produced as an automatic knife for the New York Custom Knife Show, and is now available in a manual configuration that is hand ground by Marfione.
It really is a beautiful knife. The four inch, hollow-ground blade is made from Elmax stainless steel with a black stonewash DLC finish. The handle is nicely milled carbon fiber with some of the same texturing as on the blade. It features a frame-lock design and a milled backspacer, both of which are made from bronze titanium, as is the rest of the hardware on the handle.
Beauty aside, this knife is a beast. The carbon fiber handle helps bring the weight down to just over five ounces, light for its overall nine-inch length, and great ergonomics and handle feel ensure that it will function as well as it photographs.