Locovo ST-38 Folding Flipper Knife Titanium Handle D2 Blade
The Locovo ST-38 Folding knife is a serious contender for knives 3-4 times its price range. In fact it has more attention to the details and ergonomics in its design than many of the others.
The titanium handle has a curve that fills the palm of your hand so organically that you won't get tired of holding this knife all day. The milled backspacer provides extra traction too. The tapered area above the pivot provides the best thumb rest, where the exposed blade jimping would save your thumb from slipping forward. At the same time, your index finger would be secured behind the front finger choil/guard. Is the Locovo ST-38 the most ergonomic handle design at this price range? Quite possibly yes.
The blade is also every bit as ergonomic as the handle is. The slender Persian style blade with a hair-popping sharp edge is an excellent slicer. Made from D2 tool steel, you can rely on the blade's great edge retention and wear resistance. The flipping action is super fast and unbelievably smooth. The blade fires out hard with a push on the flipper tab and locks in with a satisfying clunk. And the silky smooth, drop-shut blade closing is just as impressive.
If you are looking for a seriously well designed and well executed knife with high quality materials and a very affordable price tag, the Locovo ST-38 is just that.
Overall length 21 cm
Blade length 9.2 cm
Blade thickness 3.7 mm
Handle length 11.8 cm
Blade steel D2 Tool Steel
Blade finish Satin
Handle material Titanium, sandblasted
Weight 115 g
Pivot Ball bearing system
Locking mechanism Framelock
Country of origin China