The Drop: Kansept Knives Fenrir

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EDC knives with carbon fiber handles look great while saving weight. But the look of carbon fiber tends to be the same: a tell-tale weave of carbon fiber material created during manufacture, giving it the strength to weight advantages we crave. The Kansept Knives Fenrir knife turns that on its head. Look at its handle; the carbon fiber inlay on the featured model displays a wild and beautiful red, black, and white design unique to each blade and a work of art.

The Kansept Knives Fenrir is a folding knife made in collaboration with custom knife maker Greg Schob from Sparrow Knife Company in Mississippi. It features a beautifully stonewashed black spearpoint S35VN stainless steel blade with a flat grind for easy maintenance and high sharpness. It deploys with dual thumb studs or through a front flipper motion thanks to the jimping towards the tail end of the spine, locking in place with a frame lock with a more durable lockbar insert.

Besides the larger 3.48″ premium blade, the knife’s highlight is the carbon fiber handle. It contrasts nicely with the stonewash finish of the blade, and it conceals the sturdy frame lock mechanism inside by sitting on the top half of the handle akin to very fancy bolsters. Despite its svelte appearance, the Fenrir is beefy in hand and offers full-handed grips, whether having the handle in hand, choking up the blade, or doing delicate slicing with your index finger on the blade ramp.

What we like: The unique look of the carbon fiber scale on the Fenrir makes it unique in the EDC space, and it’s mated with a quality and capable 3.48″ blade for general everyday carry cutting, slicing, and piercing tasks.

What to watch out for: The pocket clip is not reversible, making it difficult if you are left-handed or prefer to carry a pocket knife in your left pants pocket. Thankfully, a dedicated left-handed version of the knife exists for our southpaw readers (and EDC staff). And if carbon fiber isn’t for you, the Fenrir, in true Kansept fashion, comes in a ton of other handle materials like G-10, Micarta, Timascus, and blade materials like Damascus.

Final verdict: The Kansept Knives Fenrir is a unique folding everyday carry knife with a carbon fiber scale that stands out. But it also cuts as well as it looks, with a quality construction with premium materials and an ergonomic design that makes it an excellent choice for EDC today.

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