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    Taking a new Laconico design for a test drive


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    One nice thing about living close to Ray is that I get to see many of his knives. Occasionally, he will let me carry a new design for a few days to see what I think about it. Today I picked up this new one:




    What is so different about this? It is a very slim framelock, only 5/16" thick:




    Comparison with a Buck Mayo, small Sebenza, and a standard Laconico framelock:


    It is 4 7/16" closed, 8 15/16" overall, blade is A2, 3 1/2". It just melts into your pocket. Although it is thin, I did not notice any flex at all when whittling both green apple wood and well-seasoned dry plum wood. This is a knife that would easily fit in as a gent's folder, but is robust enough for some real use. It has my stamp of approval.

    A few more pics:




    And a final comparison shot:

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    That's slick. Ray is currently on fire!

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    That is a fantastic knife, love that bladeshape and the thinness.

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    Every time I see these, I reach for my wallet, just to find it sadly empty. Beautiful knife, though.

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    Eff me, that's a great design. I hope I don't see one of these come up for sale, because I won't be able to resist it.

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    Good job, Ray!

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    Amazing.
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    nice...

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    Very nice.



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    Looks really nice. Awesome gentlemans knife being so thin and probably razor sharp. Kind of reminds me of a more pointy insingo.

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    That is my favorite so far. Oh ya. I want one!

  12. Absolutely beautiful! /awe

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    I'll take it

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    Again stellar work. What can one say. keepem sharp

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    Wow, That looks Great! I love the thin profile and modified warncliff blade.
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    What everybody else said...
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    John thanks for posting the pictures and taking the knife for a test drive.

    Thanks all for the comments. I like the concept of the skinny knife. I may just apply it on a different design.

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    I love every single thing about that design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raylaconico View Post
    John thanks for posting the pictures and taking the knife for a test drive.

    Thanks all for the comments. I like the concept of the skinny knife. I may just apply it on a different design.
    Maybe with the opening hole design?
    People should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people.

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    I'm in love with that blade profile, should be just about the perfect EDC shape for me.

    I'd prefer a bit more negative blade angle. I think, that is how you describe it at least... basically with the blade angling down a bit more overall, putting it in line with your wrist for natural cutting... Like how most Spydies are.

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