The Zancudo folding knife, designed by Mike Perrin of ESEE and Randall's Adventure & Training (RAT)!
Zancudo is the spanish word for mosquito and the next awesome folder from Mike Perrin of ESEE. This folder features a proven blade shape that you'll recognize from the Laser Strike fixed blade. The handle is outfitted with a molded polymer front and steel frame lock back with pocket clip.
Don't be misled by the price on this feature-rich knife! The Zancudo features a very versatile and proven blade design. The handle features textured glass filled nylon on the front and a stainless steel frame lock back with pocket clip. The pocket clip can be positioned for tip up or tip down carry. The steel is AUS-8. Aus-8 is a Japanese stainless steel with superb toughness and good edge holding capabilities. This steel is fairly easy to sharpen and has great corrosion resistance. Other features include a thumbstud for easy opening, a lanyard hole, traction grooves on the spine for better blade control and stonewash finish.
Love the shape of the Zancudo blade and the frame lock. Blade is AUS-8 steel, good balance for this price point and you won't hesitate to use this if you have a chore to do. Sharpens easily. I also have RAT 2, similar size, and I like the blade shape of the Zancudo better, as well as the bit heavier weight and seemingly more solid frame lock. My go to EDC for tougher tasks where I need a rugged blade that I can beat on if needed.