BEST NEW KNIVES and Lionsteel myto folding knife in hand, black background

We received a lot of new knives here at the KnifeCenter this last week, and these are the best of the best! In addition to a revitalized Spyderco with an unrivaled blade steel, we also have an all-new LionSteel flipper, a heavy-duty folder from Steel Will, and a beautiful utilitarian design from Bestech. Read on and let’s take a look!

Spyderco Maxamet Sage 1

Spyderco Sage 1 Maxamet folding knife, in hand, black background

The first pick on this week’s list is a bit of a personal one, because I bought one for myself! Yep, this Spyderco Maxamet Sage 1 is mine. Sometimes, all it takes to really make a knife “click” is the right material combination, and the Maxamet steel on this new version was just too tempting not to test out for myself.

Compared to the other Maxamet knives in Spyderco’s lineup (Native 5, Manix 2, Paramilitary 2, & Para 3), the Sage 1 has thinner blade stock (3mm), which makes it the perfect mule to showcase Maxamet’s unparalleled edge retention.

In addition to the exotic steel, the Sage has all the hallmarks of a classic Spyderco design: great ergonomics, a great pocket clip, and exceptional build quality.

I’ll report back when the knife gets dull… please don’t hold your breath!

Spyderco Maxamet Sage 1:

  • Blade Length: 3.00″ (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.63″ (67 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.17″ (106 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.13″ (181 mm)
  • Blade Material: Maxamet Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Style: Leaf Shaped
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Cool Gray FRN
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel Wire (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 3.3 oz. (94 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

LionSteel Myto

LionSteel Myto folding knife, open, in hand, black background

Just in from LionSteel, the Myto is a modern everyday carry masterpiece! Every little detail of the design is well-considered, from the tip of the graceful drop point M390 blade to the tail end of the milled titanium deep carry pocket clip. In hand, the design really shines, and it’s a nice stepping stone between some of their wider, tougher tactical folders like the SR-11 and their slimmer, more delicate gentleman’s folders like the bestMAN.

As an added bonus, LionSteel included a custom disassembly tool should you need to remove the flipper tab, adjust the knife, or swap the clip for left-handed carry. In addition the carbon fiber variant pictured here, we also have them in all-titanium and with rugged Micarta handles.

LionSteel Myto Specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.27″ (83 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.64″ (118 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.91″ (201 mm)
  • Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.157″ (4.0 mm)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Milled Carbon Fiber and 6Al4V Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: SOLID Titanium (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 3.70 oz. (105 g)
  • Designer: Michele ‘Moletta’ Pensato
  • Removable Flipper System
  • Made in Italy

Steel Will Nutcracker

Steel Will Nutcracker folding knife in hand, black background

The all-new Steel Will Nutcracker is built to handle hard use in style! Thick N690 blade stock with a high flat grind offers a great balance of muscle and finesse, and the contoured G10 handles and smooth milled titanium pocket clip are comfortable enough to bear down on.

The broad sheepsfoot blade shape and extra-thick stock make for a seriously nice flipper action — the blade has that little bit of extra mass to snap open and swing closed with wrist-snapping confidence. And, as with most Steel Will knives, the details here are all in order: nested liners, a discreet lanyard attachment post that doesn’t interfere with the pocket clip, and several attractive handle and blade colors. 

Steel Will Nutcracker Specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.40″
  • Closed Length: 4.57″
  • Overall Length: 7.99″
  • Blade Material: N690Co Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16″
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Right Side Deep Carry
  • Weight: 4.59 oz.
  • Made in China

Bestech Delta

Bestech Delta folding knife, in hand, black background

Designed by the polish custom knifemaker known as Poltergeist Works, the Bestech 2500 Delta is a premium compact utility knife with attitude. Even though the S35VN blade is only 2.5” long, the aggressive Wharncliffe shape and carefully designed titanium handle makes this knife a ferocious fistful of cutting power!

Bestech Delta Specs:

  • Blade Length: 2.52″ (64 mm)
  • Closed Length: 3.50″ (89 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6.02″ (153 mm)
  • Blade Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.138″ (3.5 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Finish: Sandblast
  • Handle Material: Milled 6Al4V Titanium, Sandblasted
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 2.93 oz. (83 g)
  • Made in China

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