Designed by Jesper Voxnaes and made by Fox Knives, the MKM Isonzo is a great little pocketknife. It has a smooth action and a great fit and finish. It’s available in about 15 models with various blade profiles and color choices. You can pick up any one of these bad boys for about $85. MKM tells us “…the surges, twists and counter-turns [with this knife] take their inspiration from the magnificent river that bursts through the crossing of the eastern Alps.” When you say it like that, we can absolutely see it.
This is a funky little folder with an interesting look. It has a 1.93” Bohler N690 blade with a blade thickness of about an eighth inch that’s been hardened a 58-60 HRC. Thus far, there are three different blade profiles available. It comes with a cleaver shape, a clip point, and a hawkbill with either a black coating or a stonewash finish.
It has a generous forward finger choil, and there’s jimping along the thumb ramp. Some models open with a thumb hole. Other models have both a thumb hole and a flipper. Whichever model you choose, the action is smooth and easy. It’s got a great snap for such a diminutive folder.
Mounted on nested stainless-steel liners, the FRN handles are textured and contoured for a great grip. This linerlock is available in about four different colors – black, green, blue, and wolf grey. Each knife has contrasting accents at the pivot collar and the integral lanyard loop which gives this wicked looking knife an eye-catching pop of color. It has an ambidextrous, tip-up wire pocket clip. At 3.37” closed and weighing about 2.47 ounces, this knife practically disappears in your pocket.
- Bohler N690, Black Coated or Stonewash Finished
- 1.93” Clip Point, Cleaver, or Hawkbill
- 0.12” Blade Thickness
- Manual Flipper and/or Thumb Hole
- FRN Handle Scales
- Nested Stainless-Steel Liners
- Ambidextrous, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Integral Lanyard Loop
- 2.47 Ounces
- 3.37” Closed
- 5.70” Overall
- Made in Maniago, Italy
The Vox designed MKM Isonzo is a fantastic small pocketknife with a ton of variety and a utility. It makes an outstanding addition to any pocketknife collection. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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