The LionSteel KUR is a stunning Italian pocket knife, designed by Michele "Moletta" Pensato. The beautiful lines in this design stand out. This typical example of Italian design doesn't only look amazing, it also feels great in hand. The handle is made from stunning olive wood. Beautiful and it smells great. For extra grip the handle is enhanced with a nice grip pattern. The blade is made from Sleipner steel from Austria. This is type of tool steel that is known for the great balance between sharpness retention and it strength. Do, however, be careful around moisture and (fruit)acids: Tool steel is only partially stainless. So clean and dry it after use. The blade is enhanced with a cool stonewashed PVD finish. It is very forgiving when it comes to traces of use. So a perfect choice for daily use.
The blade runs on ball bearings and therefore moves smoothly. As such it is not that surprising it opens quickly with the help of the flipper. When opened the blade is kept in place by a solid liner lock. The remarkable aspect of this version of the KUR with wooden handle is that you can also remove the flipper. The knife comes with a torn key to make sure you can easily take it off. To fill the hole it also comes with a small screw. By removing the flipper is suddenly becomes a more fancy knife that can be opened with two hands.
The LionSteel KUR is great knife for daily use. An epitome of Italian design, combined with technical perfection.