Zancudo Folding Knife 3" Stonewashed Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE - BRKR1

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Part Number: RCBRKR1
Manufacturer: Miscellaneous
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Zancudo is Spanish for Mosquito but besides its compacts size, we cannot think of another similarity between this knife and the buzzing pest. The Zancudo was designed by the survival experts over at ESEE Knives, Mike Perrin and Jeff Randal, and was produced by Blue Ridge Knives. It's an amazingly slim, well built folder that you won't have a problem carrying and using every day. The framelock mechanism and FRN handle, with the solid, full length steel liners, provide serious strength to this small folder. The pocket clip is reversible but only set up for right hand carry and the knife weighs in at exactly three ounces. It's a folder we're very excited about here at the KnifeCenter because it gets almost everything right in a folding knife at a price point you're sure to be pleased with.
Features
  • Full Flat Grind
  • Framelock
  • Reversible Pocket Clip
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
  • Pillar Construction
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Cutting Edge: 2-3/4"
  • Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless, Stonewashed
  • Thickness: 3/32"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Handle Material: Black FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
  • Handle Thickness: 3/8"
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 871374600222

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Gary
Upstate NY
Aug 08, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
The RAT legacy lives on with a different badge
Bought this and its bigger brother the Avispa as I've been disenchanted with the new Ontario Model 1 that's supposed to be the predecessor of their previous RAT 1 knife. I have numerous RAT series knives; over a dozen in the RAT 1, RAT 2, series as well as two RAT 3 and a RAT 7 in fixed blade configurations and I've always been super impressed with them. Best bang for the buck in their respective classes. Since Ontario's rather ugly split with Jeff Randall from Randall Training and Adventure however and the dry up of the old RAT series knives found to buy, Ontario's new "Model 1" has replaced the old "RAT 1" which in a recent conversation with one of Ontario's telephone associates I was assured was the exact same knife in construction and quality. When I asked why then they have since changed its Lifetime warranty policy on the old RAT 1 to 1 year on their new "Model 1" I was given the old badda be badda ba response with no clear explanation other than to "rest assured if anything happened with a purchase of their new "Model 1" that I would be taken care of". Suffice it to say, I'll pass on Ontario's new copy of Jeff Randall's great original RATs. A "you'll be taken care of" isn't what's written right on the box of Ontario's new copy of Randall's RAT. It says "1 year". As for the Zancudo I bought here and the Avispa I also found and bought elsewhere, I can't say enough about them other than to say that if you were a fan of the old RAT 1 or RAT 2 knives BUY these new ones. Sharp... shaving sharp out of the box, butter smooth deployment, rock solid frame lock lock-up, and great ergonomics make Esse's folders great knives to own. I love my old RATs and am sorry to see them as history now but the Zancudo and the Avispa are sure to pick up right where they left off. Buy a Zancudo as I did and you won't be disappointed.
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