The Lionsteel Thrill lives up to its name. The Thrill is a sensational modern gentleman's knife, enhanced with an ingenious slipjoint mechanism and a handle made from one solid block of titanium.
Lionsteel is a master when it comes to mill work. It is something they once again demonstrate with the Thrill. The new and improved integral slipjoint mechanism is namely milled from the integral handle. So no individual spring. As is common with many slipjoints. It is not only a very cool detail, it also makes the Thrill incredibly user-friendly. To clean the knife you only need to loosen the hinge to remove the blade. That's it! But that is not all. The slipjoint mechanism is enhanced with steel insert to prevent wear and tear in the long run. Something we often only see with titanium framelock mechanisms.
The blade is made from the popular Böhler M390. An Austrian type of super steel that retains its sharpness for a very long time. M390 is also very corrosion resistant. One of the most popular premium choices at the moment. The carefully applied nail-nick makes it easy to open, despite the strong spring. Because the knife doesn't have a real lock and because you open it with two hands you can legally carry in many countries. Practical for during your travels.
The cherry on top? The H.WAY system: Hide What Annoys You. For many pocket knife users a protruding pocket clip can be real annoyance. With this system the pocket clip will simply disappear in the handle when you use the knife. It is namely enhanced with a spring. The only thing you need to do if you want to hang it from your pocket is pressing the light button on the other side of the handle. At first it might take some getting used to, but after some time this will go automatically.
All in all the LionSteel Thrill is one of the best slipjoint knives ever produced. Not only in terms of looks, also when it comes to innovative ideas and modifications. Looking for a unique and modern gentleman's knife? Stop looking!