The Kizer Ursa Minor is an attractive and effective pocket knife designed by Ray Laconico. He is also known for designing the popular Kizer Gemini. When you compare the Gemini and the Ursa Minor side by side, you can immediately see that this is the tougher of the two.
There's one thing you'll notice straight away when you hold the Kizer Ursa Minor: you don't feel a single sharp edge. Except for the razor-sharp knife-edge, of course. The titanium handle has magnificent contours. The pearled finish makes it look like a pebble that has been polished smooth through years of drifting along in the rivers, but still retains some roughness. You could almost think of the Ursa Minor as a worry stone. One big difference from the Gemini is the beautiful titanium milled pocket clip on the Ursa Minor.
The blade has a harpoon-style bulge on the spine. This can be used as a ridge to apply some extra pressure on tougher jobs. The hollow grind blade is made from S35VN steel. This means it is nice and thin behind the edge.
Opening the knife is super quick thanks to the flipper. The blade runs on ceramic ball bearings. Once opened, the blade is held firmly in place by the frame lock. A steel insert has been included to prevent wear and overstretching. Years of knife enjoyment, guaranteed.
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YANN LECOMTE, 74160 - ST JULIEN EN GENEVOIS
Tuesday 16 June 2020