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Massdrop x Laconico Keen Spear-Point Folding Knife

Massdrop x Laconico Keen Spear-Point Folding Knife

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Our Cleanest Collaboration Yet

Elegance, functionality, and precision define knifemaker Ray Laconico’s work. Never one to overcomplicate a design, Laconico has become known for his minimalist style and emphasis on utility. Our latest collaboration, the Keen, is right in Laconico’s wheelhouse. This 7.9-inch titanium frame lock is as clean as it gets. Featuring a smooth, slightly curved titanium handle and a satin-finished spear-point blade, the Keen is a work of art—but it’s robust enough to perform strenuous tasks if you need it to. The full flat–ground S35VN stainless steel blade measures 3.4 inches. It's easy to control for slicing, and the spear-point tip provides exceptional piercing power. Deployment is smooth thanks to the caged ceramic-bearing system and subtle flipper tab. What’s more, the knife comes in three different finishes and three handle patterns. (There's even a lefty version!)

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At checkout, choose between Original, Groove (+$10), or Portals (+$20) handle in your choice of bronze, gray, and purple color options . The Original version is also available for left-handed carry (+ $5) in all three color options. Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we can only ship this knife to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

Balanced, Satisfying & Functional

From the tip of the Keen’s blade to the base of the handle runs a single clean line, creating continuity and visual balance. Absent of jimping, the knife feels smooth and satisfying in the hand. Plus, the handle measures less than a half inch thick, so it’s relatively slim for a knife of this size. In keeping with the minimal nature of the knife, the blade’s full-flat grind is simple and effective. When it comes time to sharpen, it’s easy to maintain, too. Armed with a hardened steel lockbar insert, the titanium frame lock is built for the long haul. Finally, the titanium pocket clip is rounded and smooth, just like the handle. It offers tip-up carry on the right side, but you can grab the left-handed version if you prefer.

A Closer Look at S35VN Steel

Developed by Crucible Industries (one of the leading manufacturers of specialty steels for the cutlery industry) and Chris Reeve (arguably the most famous knifemaker in the world), S35VN is perhaps the most balanced blade steel ever created in terms of all-around performance. It’s made through a process of powdered metallurgy known as CPM, which results in near perfect consistency in the distribution of carbides. Compared to conventional melting practices, the CPM process produces a steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness.

About Ray Laconico

Ever since seeing the movie First Blood when he was a kid, California–based knifemaker Ray Laconico was fascinated by blades. As he grew older, Ray started collecting them, until his hobby got out of control—to a point where he needed to try his hand at making one. That opportunity came under the guidance of Bob Engnath, who sold Ray blade blanks and parts to experiment with. Once he got the hang of things, there was no turning back. Since officially taking up knifemaking in the ‘90s, Laconico has become known for a simple, clean, and functional style that shows through in each of his designs. He currently operates out of his garage workshop in Visalia, California. 

Specs

  • Designed by Ray Laconico
  • Produced by Massdrop
  • Manufactured by WE Knife
  • Country of origin: China
  • Blade: CPM-S35VN stainless steel
  • Blade type: Spear-point
  • Grind: Full flat
  • Handle: 6AL4V titanium
  • Frame lock
  • Bronze: Anodized, stonewashed
  • Gray: Bead blasted
  • Purple: Anodized, oil sealed
  • Hardened steel lockbar insert with over-travel stop tab
  • Titanium backspacer
  • Titanium lock bar
  • Caged ceramic-bearing system with flipper
  • Ceramic detent ball
  • Titanium pocket clip for right-handed tip-up carry
  • Lanyard hole
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Blade thickness (spine): 0.16 in (4 mm)
  • Blade thickness (1mm behind apex): 0.01 in (0.3 mm)
  • Handle width: 0.5 in (1.3 cm)
  • Blade length: 3.4 in (8.6 cm)
  • Handle length: 4.5 in (11.4 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.9 in (20 cm)
  • Weight: 4.4 oz (123.6 g)

Included

  • Zipper pouch
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Warranty: WE Knives lifetime materials and workmanship guarantee via Massdrop

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 12, 2018 PT.

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