Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Knife Makers – Listen Up
This knife is almost there. Where, you’re wondering? Almost, a good “Chicago-Carry Knife” (jurisdictions that prohibit carrying of knives over 2.5”). The problem with almost every 2.5” bladed knife is, that the knife makers make the grip in a small, pen knife size to keep the knife well balanced. Balance be dammed! I don’t care about balance. I’m carrying a 2.5” blade as a compromise to satisfy some stupid law. What I want is control, and a secure, full sized grip in that compromise. My hand, index-to-pinky, measures 4”; not, 3”. I want a stout .125” thick blade for strength, deep long hollow grind for slicing, some belly to extend the cutting edge, strong point, strong lock-up, with a strong, easy opening pivot. I don’t care if a 2.5” blade looks ridiculous with a 4” handle. I’d be carrying a 3.5” bladed folder if it weren’t for these stupid knife laws, and my 2.5” folder needs to perform all the task of the larger knife. >>>>> The mini Automat Kalashnikov is perfect if you’re looking for a small collectable paper weight. I don’t collect paper weights. My pinky finger hangs uselessly off the handle. I would recommend this for Lilliputians, elves, and hobbits, but there is no thumb stud, fingernail nick, or flipper to aid in opening. I know they said this was NOT an automatic, but this is not even a manual-matic. As is, this is doll house furniture. Nice blade, and grind on the blade, though. >>>>>> I’m giving the mini Automat Kalashnikov, 2 stars. Sometimes, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s still not a duck. At least, make it usable.