The Rick Hinderer Slippy is a tough slipjoint pocket knife with various fantastic features. The design of this pocket knife means it is legal to carry it in many places in Europe. This is because the blade is held open by a slipjoint mechanism. This isn't an actual lock, but more like a slight resistance.
You open the blade with the adjustable thumb plate. You can use this to determine which spot will give your thumb the most grip on the thumb plate. You can also completely remove the thumb plate to make sure you can't open the knife one-handed. To do this, carefully loosen the small screw with the supplied mini Allen key and also tighten the screw carefully.
The blade on this Rick Hinderer Slippy is made from CPM 20CV steel. This is a highly corrosion-resistant premium steel with great sharpness retention. The fine stonewashed finish effectively masks any traces of use. This specific blade shape is something Rick Hinderer calls the Slicer. Unsurprisingly, then, the blade is great at slicing!
The handle is made from G10, which is an incredibly strong material that offers plenty of grip. As you'd expect from Rick Hinderer, the ergonomics are amazing. There are finger grooves to provide a decent grip.
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