The Fox Bean Gen 2 Stonewashed is a cool, small pocket knife, designed by Serge Panchenko. His Bean pocket knife has been a favourite for years as a custom knife. Now the Bean is also available as an affordable production pocket knife. The same design, a lot more affordable.
You open the Black Fox Bean with the thumb hole. The knife moves smoothly thanks to the ball bearings. When opened the blade is kept in place by a remarkable slipjoint mechanism. This means that the knife stays open, but can also easily be closed. It doesn't contain a real lock, making it legal in many places in Europe.
Characterizing for the design of the Bean is the combination of sleek lines and round shapes. As such it feels great in hand. Combined with its limited size it also looks friendly.
This edition is enhanced with a handle made from G10 with stainless steel. The steel parts are enhanced with a blackwashed finish. As a result traces of use will hardly be visible. The blade is made from 440C steel. A stainless type of steel that offers a great balance between sharpness retention, corrosion resistance, and how easy it is to sharpen. So simply good! Especially for this price.
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Brian Johnson, Southport
Tuesday 5 January 2021
Tried and failed miserably to get myself something from Serge ... now I have :) Might not be a custom piece but it will be treated like it is and if I lose it - I won't be upset too much .. Does exactly what it sets out to do. Very happy, lovely balance - nice to handle and looks good. Very satisfied customer
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