The MKM Arvenis is another flawless Burnley design, but this time it’s built by Fox Knives. With this outstanding combination, how could it fail to be excellent? It can’t. We’ve waxed poetic about Burnley more than once or twice. There’s a reason he’s one of the top knife makers and designers on the market. His knives are excellent, and his design skills are superb. The Arvenis features all the clean lines and aesthetic we all love, and it’s solidly built with a fantastic action as well outstanding materials. It’s a premium knife that well deserves its premium price.
This knife has a 3.35” M390 drop point blade with stonewash finish that’s been hardened to 58-60 HRC. It has a blade thickness of 0.16” and has a crowned spine like you’d see on a LionSteel. The smooth and easy action on this flipper ends with a solid thwack when you open it. It’s easily indexed and simply a joy to use. What will appeal to many is the discreetness of the flipper because while it’s doesn’t protrude too much, or snag on your pocket.
The black G-10 handle scales on this linerlock have a soft feel to them, and they’re machined for the perfect slip resistance. There’s a contrasting anodized aluminum inlay on both the front and back handles with a matching backspacer and pivot collar. It has a tip-up pocket clip and a generous lanyard hole. It’s a full-sized EDC with a closed length of 4.64”. It weighs about 4.6 ounces. In the standard model, there are four different accent colors – Red, Orange, OD Green, and Grey.
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- M390, Stonewash Finish
- 3.35” Drop Point
- 0.16” Blade Thickness
- 58-60 HRC
- Manual Flipper
- G-10 Handle Scales
- Anodized Aluminum Inlay, Pivot Collar, and Backspacer
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 4.59 Ounces
- 4.64” Closed
- 7.99” Overall
- Made in Maniago, Italy
The MKM Arvenis is great looking, easy to use, and has a solid build. It’s an outstanding premium knife that makes an excellent addition to any knife collection. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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