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LionSteel TM1 MS Folding 3.54" Satin Sleipner Steel Blade, One Piece Micarta Handle

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Part Number: LNTM1MS
Manufacturer: LionSteel
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LNTM1MS: TM1 Micarta with Satin Blade
Following the previous solid SR-1 and TiSpine models, both frame lock folding knives, LionSteel decided to launch a solid knife with lockback. The task was a challenge, considering their decision to use carbon fiber or Micarta for the monolithic one-piece construction of the handle using four-centerline machining stations. The blade is available either satin finished or black. The clip can be fitted on either side of the handle, making this knife totally ambidextrous. The double spring lock back mechanism ensures greater flexibility in the mechanism and improved durability of the locking system.

Each TM1 is fitted with a glass breaker and a tungsten carbide point. To enhance the knife mechanism, it has been supplemented with the IKBS pivot system which envisages ball bearings to facilitate the blade sliding motion. It's much smoother and faster than other knives in this category, which is the beefy, tactical blade. Design by Molletta, the TM1 has a much more ergonomic shape than previous LionSteel models and the blade shape is ideal. For my money, the handle and overall size of the knife is perfection, right in-between the SR-1 and SR-2 models and is made with the same, unflinching quality.
  • Blade Length: 3.54" (90 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .18" (4.5 mm)
  • Blade Steel: Uddeholm Sleipner Steel, 60-61HRC
  • Overall Length: 8.07" (205 mm)
  • Handle Material: 1 Piece of Solid Micarta
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Includes Removable Pocket Clip
  • Weight: 4.48 oz. (127 g)
  • Made in Maniago, Italy
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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5 out of 5
May 15, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Ease of Opening
Moltissimo eccellenza!
Overall a great $200-ish EDC beater. Weight is blade biased so a slightly thicker micarta handle would be nice to see or better yet, a titanium monoblock handle version. Arrived super sharp with a lubricated handle and blade. Much 'gripier' after a wipe-down. Maybe one of the best liner-lock knives available and fits well in the hand. Super deep pocket clip for a corporate carry (looks like a pen...>;o) Blade centering...9/10. Weight...a bit light for it's size. Overall construction...near flawless. Design...perfetto, grazie Moletta!
5 out of 5
Sep 09, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, Lock Type, None
One great knife
This is a sweet large EDC with perfect fit and finish. The blade came razor sharp and it is a great slicer without sacrificing tip strength. The Micarta feels warm and "grippy". I dyed mine orange with a permanent marker and the resulting black and orange stripes give it the look of a tiger which is very appropriate. KnifeCenter had the knife for much less than their competitors and it was shipped quickly. I prefer liner or frame locks but will make an exception for this knife.
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