New offering from Steel Will at home in the town or the country
by Capt. Ted Lund
It’s tough to separate an outdoorsman from their favorite knife. That’s exactly what leading knifemaker Steel Will kept in mind when designing its new Gekko 1500 — a versatile folding pocket knife equally at home in the wild or the urban jungle.
A diminutive lock-back knife, the Gekko 1500 (MSRP $229.99) is a mere 4.89 inches in length when folded. Fully deployed, the knife stretches to 8.98 inches. It’s 3.94-inch blade is crafted from N690Co, an Austrian steel that is extremely effective at holding an edge and known for its wear resistance. The blade shape and high grinds gives this blade exceptional strength and cutting performance. Covered with small, unidirectional strokes in a uniform pattern, the Gekko blade is a perfect base for the Satin finish that gives it a matte surface rendering most minor wear and scratches unnoticeable.
The handle is stylishly crafted from Micarta — a phenolic resin popular with knifemakers due to its moisture resistance, dielectric properties and durability — providing a firm, stable grip, even in inclement weather.
Designed for ambidextrous use, the Gekko 1500 is equally controllable in the right or left hand, and the detachable
clip may be mounted in two positions for increased versatility. The blade can handle increased loads thanks to the tensile strength of its distinctive locking mechanism — which is easy to locate and operate with either hand. In addition to the clip, the knife can be stored in a nylon holster or via an integral lanyard hole that doubles as a glass breaker. The Gekko 1500 is a folding knife that handles and performs professionally and is equipped to go head-to-head with fixed-blade knives.
Steel Will creates the world’s best knives by seeking out and using the finest time-tested metals and materials from around the world including Japan, Austria and America. Each and every knife achieves the distinct properties for which it was designed and is produced with scrupulous attention to detail and design. All Steel Will knives are backed by a non-transferable life-time warranty.
Original Source; Sportsmans Lifestyle.com