Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Stonewashed AUS-8 Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE - BRK1301

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MSRP* : $46.95 | You Save* : $12.00 (26%)
Part #: RCBRK1301 | BRK Designed by ESEE
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Description
RCBRK1301: Avispa Frame Lock Folder
ESEE Knives
 
Avispa is Spanish for Wasp and this frame lock folder is an aptly named large brother to the awesome Zancudo folder. The Avispa was also designed by the survival experts over at ESEE Knives, Mike Perrin and Jeff Randall, and produced by Blue Ridge Knives. It features the same spear point blade shape but in a larger, more capable 3.5" size. With this larger blade, they needed a larger handle and what better knife platform to go with than the awesome Ontario Rat 1. It's a very ergonomic handle that's great for tactical applications and comfortable during prolonged use. The only knock on the Ontario Rat 1 was that it was always a liner lock and never developed into a frame lock. Well, wait no longer - the Avispa is here. The absence of the extra handle scale has produced an extremely slim profile and easy to carry knife with the Avispa. The pocket clip is reversible to all four positions and the knife weighs in at 4.4 ounces. It's another 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
  • Frame Lock
  • Reversible Pocket Clip
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
  • Pillar Construction
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25"
  • Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless, Stonewashed
  • Thickness: 7/64" (2.75 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Handle Material: Black FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon) with Stainless Steel Lock
  • Handle Thickness: 3/8" (9.5 mm)
  • Weight: 4.4 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Stonewashed AUS-8 Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEErated 3.833 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Stonewashed AUS-8 Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE
rated 5 stars out of 5
Old Mac
MN
Apr 02, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
One of my favorite folding knife purchases...
I have owned, and carried, many folding knives for over 20 years...Victorinox, Buck, Cold Steel, Case, etc, etc...the Esee Avispa is one of my favorites. Here’s why......large handle...I have larger hands, so I prefer folders with at least a 4.5” handle (this one is 5”)...solid lockup...the Avispa I rec’d is at least 50% lockup, if not closer to 75%...tough blade steel...the D2 I have had experience with is a very tough steel...affordable...comparing this folder to others I’ve purchased, I feel it could cost much more...glad it doesn’t...great Esee warranty...anything ever happens, ever, ship it to them and they’ll repair or replaceAll in all, I see myself carrying, and using this knife, for a long time
Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Stonewashed AUS-8 Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jay R
TN
Dec 18, 2018
Pros: None
Cons: None
Bugs Me Less Than the Zancudo
F&F are good. The blade is centered. This is very difficult to open with the left hand; closure is OK. The ergos are acceptable. Opening is not easy when the blade is tightened sufficiently to be stabilized. I like the RAT-1 much more. The jimping is minimalist and does not provide much traction. For the money, I don't have any regrets. I doubt that it will ever see the dark of pocket.
Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Stonewashed AUS-8 Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE
rated 3 stars out of 5
Niko
Canada
Dec 13, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Ok for the price
I had this for two months than one day I noticed blade play, upon further inspection I noticed that the frame lock was bent...... This was just from opening and closing the knife , I edc it it the city so no carving or anything either ..... I'm kinda disappointed
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