Retired Army Special Forces Soldier Chance Giannelli learned about knife making while stationed at SWC at Fort Bragg before retiring, entering the contracting world and ultimately, creating his new company Oden Gear. For a time, a variety of knifemakers came out to Bragg and provided basic instruction to SF trainers in the art of knifemaking which was not only considered therapeutic but turns out, imparted some skill into some of the participants. One of those knifemakers who participated in the program was Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical who told me about Chance and his new knife, the Modi, named for the Norse god of battle and going berserk.
Each 10.5″ full-tanged blade is hand ground by Chance from 1/4″ thick 52100 steel and then finished with a Mil Standard Desert Tan powder coat and 550 cord wrapped handle. There are currently two versions. The serial numbered versions are $250.00 with non-serial numbers at $175.00. At the time of this writing he has several serial numbered ones in-stock with 3-5 weeks out on non-serial numbered ones. Non-serial numbered knives are available with different wraps or handle material.
Chance is using this new knife to give back. $50.00 from each sale will go to Special Forces Chapter 100 and used to help the family members of a fallen or wounded Green Berets.
The knife also comes with a certificate of authenticity and Kydex sheath.