The LionSteel BestMan BM13 is a modern slipjoint, made from high-tech materials. While most traditionals are very classic LionSteel has pulled out all the technical stops to turn the BestMan into a contemporary knife. The characteristic milling work and material finishes are very modern. However, the fact that you open it with two hands and that it has a slipjoint have turned this knife into a traditional.
The advantage of a modern traditional such as this, is that you benefit from the best materials and constructions, while the knife itself is still sympathetic. Because it doesn't really have a lock and can be opened with two hands this knife is legal to carry almost anywhere in the world. Practical when on the road, or because of its classic look and feel perfect as a gentleman's knife.
LionSteel selected Böhler M390 steel for the blade. An Austrian type of super steel that retains its sharpness for a very long time. M390 is also stainless. One of the most popular premium choices at the moment. The carefully added nail-nick makes it fairly easy to open, despite the strong slipjoint spring. This BM13-version has, in addition to the Clippoint blade, a Sheepsfoot blade.
The handle consists of titanium bolsters, with Natural Canvas Micarta scales in between. A composite material that is comprised of linen and synthetic resin. Incredibly strong and very beautiful.
The LionSteel BestMan is a brilliant pocket knife for all occasions. Classic and modern at the same time. Italian design and high-tech production, a great addition to any collection.