Mantis MSR Friction Folders are Cool

These new knives from Mantis are just downright cool knives. Not main-stream style in that they are friction folders, meaning they’ve got an extended tang sticking out the top of the knife when closed. This tang, when opened, disappears into the handle and provides the friction necessary to keep the blade open. It may not look like a real menacing folder but get one in hand and it will definitely change your outlook. The ergonomics of the design are spectacular, absolutely locking the knife in the hand. The finger choil in the blade for the index finger puts you into a great cutting position as well as prevents accidental closure of the knife on your fingers. Mantis is a growing company and they’re producing some really high quality, interesting designs. See this and the rest of them at

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For every individual there is a knife that helps them push the limits of their world even further. Much more than an icon, Mantis Knives is the reference for those who accept only the most radically unique. For every purpose or passion, a specific Mantis Knife will perfectly match their standards of ambition.

A very special culture makes Mantis a leader in the cutlery industry. It embraces the tension between creativity and manufacturing discipline; between technical vision and creative enthusiasm, inspirational opposites. The brand is shaped through the ideas and vision of its designers and engineers who are united by a common goal, to build the most awe inspiring cutlery on the planet.