Krudo’s father is the inspiration for this design as well as the name of MANIKOMIO. His father, Salvadore, Sal for short, had an endearing nickname that only his closest friends were allowed to call him; “Manikomio”. Sal had a great sense of humor, was highly energetic, willing to take on a friendly dare, was extremely brave and respected in his circles. Krudo’s father still influences his work and his life


FACTORY 2ND’S are now available! While supplies last.

Factory 2nd blades are just as functionally fit and come with the same KRUDO Knives warranty that you know & trust, but have some cosmetic difference(s).

Possible reasons a knife is considered a Factory 2nd would be smudge, scratch, color variance, chatter mark, some cosmetic inconsistency. 

You get a fully functional KRUDO Knife at a fraction of the cost. There will, however, be some unique, cosmetic difference that makes this item a 2nd.

No coupons or added discounts will apply to any Factory 2nd item.

Fonts available: Times New Roman , Calibri, Arial, and Seagram. Location of engraving will be on the blade close to the frame or handle and as large as practical for the size of the blade it is being engraved on.

Logos will require a one time artwork setup fee, depending on the complexity, of $60.00 in addition to the per engraving charge.


MANIKOMIO Fixed Blade is the first fixed blade of this size that Louis Krudo has added to his line up in at least 4 years. Since the first fixed blades, RAW, MMF and HAIKU, Krudo has placed nearly all of his designing attention on folders. When he was asked to design a field knife, MANIKOMIO was conceived. You will see the strong resemblance to Krudo’s DRASTIK Folder as the design of the Roman Pugio inspired blade.

The name MANIKOMIO refers to an insane asylum. This blade is insanely sleek and, with it’s all black elements, insanely stealth. There is a hint of red accentuating the knife handle that is the signature KRUDO Knives red.  This double edge blade sports bilateral serrations with a center line fuller.

Krudo designed this knife with a slight radius to the scales, double-sided guard and longer than average handle length. The black, Kydex sheath is attached to a black, nylon belt system. 

Use this knife in the field, camping, hunting and any outdoor activities where you need a serious blade.

MANIKOMIO is a dependable blade, all business, yet stylish.

MANIKOMIO Specifications

  • Blade Steel 9Cr18MoV
  • Black Finish Blade
  • Blade length 5”
  • Blade Weight 8.4 oz
  • Blade Weight with Sheath 12.6 oz
  • Thickness Approx 1/4”
  • Over All Length 11”
  • Black G10 Handle 6”
  • Red Accent on Handle
  • Kydex Sheath
  • Nylon Belt Attachment

Designed in the U.S.A. by Louis Krudo.

All aspects of production of KRUDO Knives designs are overseen by Louis Krudo — relentlessly, meticulously, verging on OCD, mixed with odd hours and lots of hot coffee.

Built in China and hands on, quality controlled in Cave Creek, AZ, USA.

Additional information

Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions13 × 4 × 2 in

The KRUDO Standard, Factory 2nds


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