Mac Coltellerie 697R Rescue Folding Knife 3" Serrated Blunt Tip Blade, Neon Green Handles - MAC697R



MAC697R: 697R Rescue

Mac Coltellerie

We have long searched for a value priced line of folding knives and specialty tools that was still made in Europe. We are very pleased to introduce this line from Maniago, Italy that has the pricing of something you would find from Asia, but the style and flair of the old world!

Want a good quality rescue folder that will last a while and don't want to spend a fortune? Do you prefer one that's not thrown together in China or Pakistan with variable quality? This nice Italian Made folding knife features a good quality stainless steel blade, strong Nylon reinforced with glass fiber handles and Italian craftsmanship. This has a lockback mechanism with an elongated thumb hole, which can be opened with one or two hands. This is a rescue knife you can put through the ringer and not worry about but aren't junk. They will perform at a great price. Throw one in your glovebox, tackle box and every junk drawer in your house. They even look good with highly polished blades!

Here is the story of Mac Coltellerie:

The craftsmanship that had developed in Maniago in ancient times has grown and developed in to what it is today.

It was in these surroundings during the 1920's the business began, when Di Bon Giovanni, at that time 14 years old, started manufacture knives.

In 1936, Giovanni, along with other partners, created a small factory that worked for other knife manufacturers.

In 1958, his son Roberto also entered in partnership.

In 1964, the present Mac Coltellerie was founded and production was focused towards the classic, little knives for souvenirs.

With the help of Roberto's experience in sports, Mac made its first pass in creating other types of knives. Around 1978, the first hunting and diving knives were produced. At this point, the company started a process of expanding the production of diving knives and starting to produce nautical, fishing and rescue knives. With the growth in production, a bigger factory was needed and in 1984, Mac moved to the factory to where it is today.

In 2003, Roberto's son Matteo joined to take part in his business, bringing a major computerization to the business.

Thanks to a vast machinery yard and specific up-to-date equipment, Mac Coltellerie develops the whole production process in its factory.


  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Overall Length: 7-1/2"
  • Blade Material: W 1.4116 Stainless Steel
  • Hardness: 55-56 HRC
  • Blade Thickness: 0.098"
  • Handle Material: Nylon Reinforced with Glass Fiber, Neon Green
  • Lanyard Hole
  • No Pocket Clip
  • Weight: 3.2 oz.
  • Made in Italy
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Mac Coltellerie 697R Rescue Folding Knife 3" Serrated Blunt Tip Blade, Neon Green Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Mac Coltellerie 697R Rescue Folding Knife 3" Serrated Blunt Tip Blade, Neon Green Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Aug 08, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Just by looking at this knife I knew it would be interesting. When I received it I was impressed. Blade sharpness is definitely noticeable, the lockback mechanism is solid and the handle is very nice, almost gritty, but not in a sticky or sandy type of way; it's hard to explain. The tip of the blade is not serrated but is thin enough to act as a flathead screwdriver in some cases. One hand opening can be done but is not as comfortable as a Spyderco or Kershaw. The neon green handles make it easy to spot the knife for sure.The verdict: Highly recommend this knife.


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