Zancudo Folding Knife 3" Stonewashed Blade, Digital Camo FRN and Stainless Steel Handles, KC Exclusive, Designed by ESEE

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Part Number: RCBRKR1DC
Manufacturer: Miscellaneous
Retail Price: $47.00
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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.
  • Full Flat Grind
  • Framelock
  • Reversible Pocket Clip
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
  • Pillar Construction
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Cutting Edge: 2-3/4"
  • Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless, Stonewashed Finish
  • Thickness: 3/32"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Handle Material: Digital Camo FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
  • Handle Thickness: 3/8"
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 8713746000259

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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Don D.
Beaverton, Oregon
Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Terrific knife, but not perfect...
I have to start by saying I really love this knife and the more I carry it the more I like it. Love the digital pattern on the left side scale and the stonewash on the right side and blade, a really good looking knife with a finish that should be able to take some hard use with out a problem. Blade sharpness was hair popping right out of the box, blade centering was spot on. My only complaint is the stiffness of the deployment, I adjusted the pivot screw which helped but I finally figured that this knife needs a different deployment motion than all my other knives... it needs a sideways push on the thumb stud, versus a upward push and with most knives. This odd motion along with the stiffness have made for a steeper than usual learning curve. But don't get me wrong, I dig this knife as my new EDC.
5 out of 5
Rick R
Incline Village, Nv
Jul 11, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great knife for summer shorts and lightweight EDC
I'm a long time, avid knife user. I've had them all so to speak. Hundreds by now. Low cost and off the charts expensive. And those like me who appreciate value, find a lot to appreciate in knives like the Zancudo. I knew pretty much what I was looking for and I think I got that and more with this nice, smallish and light folder. I bought this Zancudo for lightweight carry in lightweight summer shorts. I also bought it for the KnifeCenter Digi Camo FRN and the nice stonewashed blade and of course, the price is right. Being an ESEE product is also a benefit. It's a smaller EDC but I bought it for that reason. So I can't ding this knife for it's size and those things that come with a small knife. There are compromises with everything. I recommend the Zancudo without a doubt. The F&F is top notch, blade centering is spot on, action is smooth, lockup is early and solid, sharp right out of the box, edge grinds are even, no blade play and KnifeCenter's service and shipping speed rocked too. I got exactly what I'd hoped for in this knife. It's small, light, well made, good working steel and a good looking folder. I'm happy with this knife!
5 out of 5
Jul 11, 2014
Pros: Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Pleasantly surprised
Really a great knife for the price. It opens very smoothly, once it's past the detent that holds the blade in the closed position. Having the thumb stud a bit further forward on the blade for better leverage would be a nice improvement. The blade is excellent for my uses. I really like the blade profile, and appreciate the thin but strong steel and the flat grind. The frame lock is smooth and solid, but it's a bit tough to unlock because it doesn't stick out very far past the other side of the handle. This probably makes the knife a bit more comfortable to use and hold, but a bit tougher to get a bite on your finger to unlock it. I prefer to be able to open and close knifes with one hand, but I use two hands to unlock this one - and it's been just fine. This knife is a little lighter then my other primary edc knife, and it ends up in my pocket quite a bit now. I like it a lot. For the money it really can't be beat.
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