Bestech HornetThe unique, modern design of the Bestech Hornet makes for an interesting profile. Bestech tells us their goal is to, “have the name Bestech associated with quality knives and designs…” They’re off to a great start. Much like the other Bestech knives we’ve looked at, the Hornet has smooth operation and an overall quality build.

The Hornet is a linerlock with a 3.5″ stonewashed D2 blade that’s somewhere between a cleaver-style and sheepsfoot. It’s practically and upswept cleaver.

The wide belly on this knife and long slicing edge makes this an all-around outstanding user.  There’s aggressive jimping on the spine and thumb ramp, as well as an oversized finger choil. All this enables a stable grip.

It flips open smoothly on ceramic bearings, and there’s a large cutout or thumb hole in the blade. This reduces weight and functions beautifully as a secondary opening mechanism.

The heavily textured and contoured G-10 handle scales provide a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. The gold back spacer adds an interesting and different look.

It weighs about 5.4 ounces, but don’t let that weight fool you. The way this knife is balanced, it feels like it doesn’t feel as heavy as it is. The handle also features a tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole.

Bestech Hornet Details

  • D2 Tool Steel, Satin Finish
  • 3.5” Sheepsfoot Blade
  • G-10 Handle
  • Flipper Opener
  • Linerlock
  • Tip-up Pocket Clip
  • Lanyard Hole
  • 5.4 oz.
  • 4.56” Closed
  • 7.87” Overall

Cleaver it up. Chop with it, or just open your deliveries with it. No matter how you use it, you’re going to have fun with the Bestech Hornet. This pocket-friendly beast is available for under $65. Check it out by clicking any link in the article or by clicking the button below.

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