Friday, September 2, 2011


I had to throw this up here....we've been hearing lots about Lion Steel's DPx HEST folder made for Jeff Randall's ESEE knives as part of the Robert Young Pelton "Dangerous Places" series.  I'm really curious to get my hands on a HostileEnvironmentSurvivalTool, & I'd love to handle the LionSpy, (SPYderco & LIONsteel).  Hey the name could have been worse, "Spyon", "Spyon Steel" etc.  Spyderco's description, found @ knifecenter:

SP157GTIP: C157GTIP LionSpy

Lion Steel Knives of Maniago, Italy represents three generations of knife manufacturing by the Pauletta family. The Spyderco/Lion Steel col - laboration uses Bohler-Uddeholm Elmax blade steel for high edge retention and low maintenance. The blade is hollow-ground with a drop-point shape. The two-piece handle is a black G-10 front scale and a titanium back scale. Both scales are corrugated for enhanced grip and constructed with an adjustable pivot and scale screws. Its Chris Reeve Integral Lock is augmented with a Roto - Block, a pivoting locking mechanism that functions as a back-up lock (doubly locking the knife blade open in addition to integral liner), while also inhibiting the lock’s liner from overextending.
  • Hand Orientation: Right
  • Tip Carry Position: Up
  • Blade: 3-5/8" (92 mm)
  • Edge: 3-9/16" (90 mm)
  • Overall: 8-7/16" (214 mm)
  • Closed: 4-5/8" (117 mm)
  • Steel: ELMAX
  • Weight: 5.9 oz. (168 g)
  • Made in Italy
Pretty an MSRP of $499 it damn well be indestructible.  Knifecenter will be selling it for around $320 USD plus shipping to wherever. 

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