The Viper Dan 1 is a stylish friction folder with nice deep-carry pocket clip. A friction folder is a folding knife with no real locking mechanism. However, you can feel some resistance on the blade which keeps it from closing. The front flipper opens the knife easily. In opened position the flipper is located on the back of the blade where your thumb would be. Pushing down your thumb keeps the blade opened during use. Friction folders are popular in the United Kingdom and Germany because they can be carried around legally. In addition, it is of course also a beautiful mechanism which many people view as a great asset.
The handle is made out of green G10 and the blade from Böhler N690 steel. The back of the blade is very nicely rounded which is typical for Italian pocket knives. The deep-carry pocket clip allows you to carry the knife discretely. Only the clip will be visible and not the whole handle.
The Viper Dan is available in two different blade shapes: the Dan 1 has a drop-point blade and the Dan 2 a sheepsfoot blade, also known as Wharncliffe.
|Right or left-handed||left-handed, right-handed, symmetrical|
|Blade shape||drop point|
Monday 6 November 2017
Almost impossible to open one handed even after 2 weeks of practicing. Closes too easily and unsafe except held full grip on handle. I've bought better knives for a tenth of the price. And the nice green handle colour on screen is dull in reality. Disappointing.
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