“Danish Design, American spirit!” Those are some of the words you’ll read when you go to find out about GiantMouse. Knifemakers Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes are the brains behind this knife company that puts out some excellent production knives at a fair price. We’re already pretty big fans of their designs, so it’s no surprise we were pretty excited to check these out. One of the first models to make its way through our headquarters here at Knife Newsroom was the GiantMouse ACE Iona. Simply put, the ACE line from GiantMouse aims to produce knives that have great steel, are practical, and above all just a hell of a lot of fun to use.
The Iona gets its name from a pub located in Brooklyn that’s known as a fun place with great service and what GiantMouse says, “everything you need in a great bar.” Likewise, this knife has everything you need in a daily carry knife. It features a premium M390 stainless steel drop point that measures just shy of 3″. It’s about 4″ closed and weighs about 2.5 ounces. The pocket friendliness combined with an excellent thumb stud flicking action and this linerlock might be the perfect work horse.
This manual folder has FRN handle scales over 420 hardened stainless steel liners. Color choices include black, gray, green, or navy blue with an Anso-Texture. What this means is that the handles are textured for comfort as well as slip resistance. The Iona includes an ambidextrous wire pocket clip.
- Bohler M390 Stainless Steel, Tumbled Finish
- 2.875” Drop Point Blade
- 1/8” Blade Thickness
- Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- Phosphorous Bronze Washer Pivot
- Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon Handles
- Ambidextrous Tip-up Wire Pocket Clip
- 4” Closed
- 7” Overall
- Made in Maniago, Italy
The ACE Iona is just one of the great designs from GiantMouse and is not a bad place to start exploring the brand. If you’re interested in these knives, click any link in the article or simply click the button down below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.