The Viper Dan 1 is a stylish friction folder with a deep-carry pocket clip. A friction folder is a pocket knife without a real lock. However, you can feel some resistance on the blade, which means that it won't just snap shut. You can open the knife easily with the front flipper. When opened, the flipper sits neatly on the back of the blade, exactly where you would keep your thumb. By pushing your thumb down, you keep the knife open while you use it. Friction folders are popular because they can be legally carried with you in the United Kingdom and Germany, among other places. Plus, it is of course a magnificent mechanism, which is appreciated by many knife enthusiasts.
The handle of this knife is made from olive wood. This is a very beautiful Mediterranean wood with a recognisable light colour and irregular grain pattern. And if you smell the handle, you'll notice that scent of olive oil. The blade is made from Böhler N690 steel. The spine of the blade is nicely rounded, which is typical of Italian pocket knives. You can carry the knife deep inside your pocket with the deep-carry pocket clip. This means that only the clip is visible, and not the end of the handle. Very discreet.
The Viper Dan is available in two different blade shapes: the Dan 1 has a drop point blade and the Dan 2 has a sheepsfoot blade, also called a Wharncliffe.
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||drop point|
Roman Shatskyi, Dublin
Tuesday 5 January 2021
Sexy one!) Very beautiful and comfortable in a hand! Not so hard to open with one hand. Did not meet expectations as no sheath.
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