Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Black D2 Blade, Olive Drab FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE - BRK1302ODB

$38.95

MSRP* : $56.95 | You Save* : $18.00 (32%)
Part #: RCBRK1302ODB | BRK Designed by ESEE
Description
RCBRK1302ODB: Olive Drab Avispa D2 Frame Lock Folder, Black
BRK Designed by ESEE
 
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 excellent D2 tool steel. 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, with great steel, at a price point you're sure to be pleased with.
Features
  • D2 Tool Steel
  • Full Flat Grind
  • Frame Lock
  • Reversible Pocket Clip
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
  • Pillar Construction
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.25"
  • Blade Steel: D2 Tool Steel, Black EDP Coating
  • Thickness: 7/64" (2.75 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Handle Material: Olive Drab 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.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Black D2 Blade, Olive Drab FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEErated 3.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Avispa Folding Knife 3.5" Black D2 Blade, Olive Drab FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE
rated 3 stars out of 5
Stuart H.
Oshawa, Ontario
Dec 13, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality
"So so..."
My only real gripe with the ESEE "Avispa" is the scale. It is molded out of flimsy plastic, when it should be fabricated from sturdier G10. Or, perhaps, ESEE should laminate the plastic scale to the steel liner? The scale literally flips up when it accidentally catches on anything...including a finger nail. This one very annoying design defect places the "Avispa" in second place behind the Ontario "Rat 1", which is a darn shame!

 

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