Thomas Krug, whose primary job has been running the New Hope Tattoo parlor for many years, also uses his considerable drawing talent to design impressive knives, such as the new Prime. Since Thomas himself is a practitioner, he has included a Kydex sheath that comes equipped with an angle guided diamond sharpening stone. Anyone who is uncertain about the sharpening angle simply places the sheath on an uneven surface using the beveled opening, and thus obtains a sharpening angle of about 20° to the vertical. The Prime is a beefy outdoor and utility knife that can handle just about any job, with its bead blasted 440C stainless steel blade, which is 7mm thick. The paracord wrapped handle ensures a solid grip, and allows for customization.