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Taking a new Laconico design for a test drive

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by lambertiana, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    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:
  2. Brian Sargent

    Brian Sargent

    Jun 6, 2008
    That's slick. Ray is currently on fire!
  3. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    That is a fantastic knife, love that bladeshape and the thinness. :thumbup:
  4. squints


    Sep 17, 2011
    Every time I see these, I reach for my wallet, just to find it sadly empty. Beautiful knife, though.
  5. humblerodent

    humblerodent Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    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.
  6. Reeek


    Aug 16, 2008
    Good job, Ray!
  7. Cynic2701


    Mar 31, 2009
  8. dark impaler

    dark impaler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2011
  9. DJG097


    Apr 19, 2009
    Very nice.
  10. orchunter93


    Oct 4, 2010
    Looks really nice. Awesome gentlemans knife being so thin and probably razor sharp. Kind of reminds me of a more pointy insingo.
  11. wizzard1717

    wizzard1717 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    That is my favorite so far. Oh ya. I want one!
  12. forcedestrike


    Jan 14, 2008
    Absolutely beautiful! /awe
  13. mulm


    Feb 28, 2012
    I'll take it :)
  14. longbow

    longbow Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 1999
    Again stellar work. What can one say. keepem sharp
  15. Wow, That looks Great! I love the thin profile and modified warncliff blade.
  16. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    What everybody else said...
  17. raylaconico


    Jan 30, 2004
    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.
  18. J85909266


    Jun 6, 2005
    I love every single thing about that design.
  19. Maybe with the opening hole design? :D
  20. goodeyesniper


    Aug 31, 2009
    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... :p 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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