Kiwis combine everything
great about traditional old-world non-locking penknives with techno
twenty-first century performance blade-steel and ergonomics.
Its affable two-inch long 8Cr13Mov blade (hollow
ground) is a classically-shaped Wharncliffe with a Spyderco Round Hole
giving an animalistic appearance. Above the hole sits a spine cusp,
making a slip-resistant site for thumb or index finger placement adding
precision and control while cutting. Classified as a non-locking
folder, the Kiwi has a slip-joint pivot that generates resistance to
closing, keeping the blade safely open when used. Bitten out of the
handle’s underbelly are two deep-cut finger-indentations. The first
positions the index finger in line behind the cutting edge and doubles
as a stop, keeping the blade from inadvertently closing. The second
indent (cut just behind the first) accommodates the middle finger. Both
indents jog the fingers to a position on the handle offering control,
dexterity and conveying the impression of gripping a larger knife.
Kiwi’s stainless handle is contoured and chamfered
for pinch-free cutting. Handle is clipless with a lanyard for lacing a
thong or leather strap.