Zancudo Folding Knife 3" Black Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, Designed by ESEE

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Part Number: RCBRKR1B
Manufacturer: Miscellaneous
Retail Price: $44.96
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Zancudo is Spanish for Mosquito but besides its compacts size, we cannot think of another similarity between this knife and the buzzing pest. The Zancudo was designed by the survival experts over at ESEE Knives, Mike Perrin and Jeff Randal, and was produced by Blue Ridge Knives. It's an amazingly slim, well built folder that you won't have a problem carrying and using every day. The framelock mechanism and FRN handle, with the solid, full length steel liners, provide serious strength to this small folder. The pocket clip is reversible but only set up for right hand carry and the knife weighs in at exactly three ounces. It's a folder we're very excited about here at the KnifeCenter because it gets almost everything right in a folding knife at a price point you're sure to be pleased with.
Features
  • Full Flat Grind
  • Framelock
  • Reversible Pocket Clip
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
  • Pillar Construction
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Cutting Edge: 2-3/4"
  • Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless, Black
  • Thickness: 3/32"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Handle Material: Black FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
  • Handle Thickness: 3/8"
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 871374600123

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Matt
San Diego
Jan 30, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent knife. Excellent value
Carried this baby for a two week trip in India and it more than satisfied.
4 out of 5
Joshua Ben
Madison, MN
Dec 18, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Feels GREAT in the hand
Ordered this because of a review of another knife which mentioned the Zancudo in comparison. It does flick open nicely but takes some practice to deploy it quickly as it's ball detent holds the blade closed very tightly. I'm hoping it will ease up a little with time, unlocking the blade also takes some practice. Reminds me of the old Benchmade 350 where the lock needs to be undone by a fingernail. Other than these gripes it came shaving sharp outa the box and has a VERY ergonomic handle, like it was made for my Large glove-sized hands. The blade style also very good. I heard the blade coating does wear/flake off after extreme use but I think that gives it character, it's not the same coating as on the fixed ESEE knives. It feels like just one of those knives that you could use all day and not get hand-fatigue or blisters/hotspots. I moved the clip for a tip-up carry and it doesn't appear to get in the way of holding it comfortably either. Excellent and very economic EDC for anyone's collection.
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