Coming in sharp this year, Case knives is bringing to market a new blade inspired by the swords of Japanese warriors. The Tanto blade shape can be found on their new Kinzua knife. The Kinzua is the first in Case Knife’s new Modern Everyday Carry line to be crafted in Case’s Bradford, PA Factory.
The Tanto blade of the Kinzua knife is ideal for piercing your intended target and everyday uses. The shape of the Tanto blade makes this a great knife for scoring building materials, shaving down or creating kindling from wood, food prep and general everyday carry. The Kinzua blade length is 3.4 inches and cased in a lightweight anodized aluminum handle that is 4.5 inches when closed. The Kinzua blade is locked into place with a frame lock and both the handle and the blade are satin finished and smooth.
The overall weight of the Kinzua is only 3.4 ounces and can easily be stored in your car, hiking backpack, attached to your pants and thrown into a tool box. Although, with how beautiful the construction of the Kinzua is, you may want to leave it out for show when not in use.
The one hand opening of the Kinzua makes it readily available when you need it. The ball bearing of the blade will ensure a smooth and quick deployment from the handle. You can reset the blade without worry of it opening on you with the frame lock technology. I have smaller hands, even for a female, and I can easily deploy the Tanto blade without worry or feeling that the Kinzua it too big and bulky.
The Kinzua comes in three colors: blue, red and black. At the time of this posting, the Kinzua retails for $139.99 and would make a great gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. You can also find the Kinzua in our gift guides for 2021.
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