The Lionsteel B40 is a wonderful bushcraft knife, designed by Molletta. Lionsteel produces phenomenal fixed knives with an amazing price-quality ratio. The B40 collection is no exception.
The first thing you notice about the B40 is that the handle is very angular. An uncommon but well thought out choice. Why? Because of these facets the handle won't turn in your hand and you will always have an amazing grip. The general shape is still round to make sure you can use the LionSteel B40 for longer periods of time without growing tired. Incredibly practical! The Lionsteel B40 has a full-tang construction. This means that the tang follows the entire shape of the handle. This also transfers the entire blade thickness to the tang. Lionsteel subtly rounded the tang and the spine of the blade to make sure there are no sharp edges or corners where you don't want them. Striking is that the handle is not held together with screws. As a result you can easily take the B40 apart to properly clean the knife after a weekend in the woods. Lionsteel offers a wide range of at least five different versions with different handle materials. As such there is something for everyone!
This European knife is made from an European type of steel, Sleipner steel. This Austrian type of tool steel retains its sharpness well. Tests carried out by Lionsteel show that Sleipner retains its sharpness just like M390, but it is a lot tougher. Do, however, pay attention to the following: Sleipner steel is not completely stainless. So make sure you properly dry the knife after use. The blade has a stonewashed finish that doesn't only look great, it also masks any traces of use.
An ingenious detail is the angular back of the handle. This edge is sharp enough to effectively create sparks with a firesteel. You can also use this part to create tinder. Great when you want to light your fire! This detail clearly demonstrates that Lionsteel is an expert when it comes to bushcraft knives and definitely knows what they are talking about. The B40 comes with a solid leather sheath to make sure you can carry this stunning bushcraft knife on your belt. The maximum belt width for this sheath is 4.0 cm.