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Kathryn is a natural genius, with a specific aptitude towards creating items out of metal and computer hacking. Given enough time and resources, she can sculpt virtually anything out of steel and she is the one who has designed most of Razor's blades and other weaponry. When Razor needs access to information that isn't easily or publically available, Jacobs is usually able to ferret it out from behind whatever firewalls have been installed in an effort to keep it secured.
While Kathryn is very intelligent and motivated, and becomes moreso after being trained in combat by Razor, she is also extremely overconfident in her own abilities. While hacking at home, this has the potential to bring the autorities down on her head. On the battlefield, this means she often rushes headlong into a situation before fully thinking her objectives through and has to be rescued by someone else.
Kathryn fled an abusive home at the age of sixteen, and lived on the streets of Queen City for years, turning tricks as a prostitute to earn enough money to survive.
She was the one who discovered a barely-conscious, drug-addled Nicole Mitchell laying in an alley. She took Nicole home, cleaned her up, and helped her get back on her feet again. Before long, Nicole was taking on the persona of Razor and Kathryn was helping her behind the scenes by making new blades or helping her uncover information on Roman VonDrake or other slime.
For a brief period of time, Kathryn worked with Razor as a sidekick, a sort of Robin to Razor's Batman. Calling herself Knyfe, she trained with Razor for several weeks and built herself a series of new weapons to use during combat. Unfortunately during an attack on a drug hideout, one of her untested weapons failed to work as she had expected. Had Razor not jumped in to save her life, she would have been killed.
After the incident, Kathryn gave up her sidekick role and went back to handling things in a more behind-the-scenes fashion. She still worries about Nicole when she goes out at night, but she's come to terms with it as best as she can and just works on living her own life to be the woman she wants to be.
First Appearance: Razor (1991) #5
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Darque Razor (1997)
#5 Razor (1996)
- 'Angel in Black, Part 5'#12
- 'Rituals, 2 of 2'
Razor: Archives (1997)
Razor: Burn (1994)
Razor: Gothic (1999)
Razor: The Suffering (1994)
Razor: Torture (1995)
Razor: Uncut (1995)
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"Two new blades, ready to go."
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