On first glance, these knives reminded me of some of the great LionSteel models that I have handled, with their one-piece, frame-lock handle and the minimal and pleasing milling and blade design. Everything about the knife’s presentation screams quality, right down to the neatly organized packaging.

The three-and-three-quarters inch blade is made from CPM-S35VN stainless steel with either a flat or hollow grind. Deployment is via the smooth, ambidextrous thumb disk, which I found quite effective despite my preference for milled thumbstuds.

The one-piece handle offers a nice tactile experience with its combination of texture and smoothness, and the smooth frame-lock mechanism ensures easy blade deployment and closing. The pivot can be adjusted simply in the field with a flat-head screwdriver. Comes with a lanyard loop, as well as a pocket clip for tip-up, right-hand carry.

Both models come in four different color schemes, and all versions are only available on our website.

See more about the Stedemon SHY folder here.