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6 New Factory Folders for 2018

When the calendar flips over to a new year, the steel is sure to follow. Here are six factory folders debuting this year.

Spyderco Hanan

Brad Southard designed this 2.9-ounce folder named after the Hebrew word for “gracious gift.”

Here’s a spec illustration from Spyderco:

Spyderco Parata

Automotive engineer Paul Alexander designed this folder with a big-bellied, VG-10 blade. 

The specs:

CRKT Raikiri

“When you want a sword, but need an EDC,” is how CRKT describes this latest addition to sport Field Strip tech. 

CRKT Offbeat

Originally designed in the 1970s by Pat and Wes Crawford, this creation makes its factory debut in 2018. True to its name, it sports the Crawford Lockback.

Benchmade Vector

The blue-class Vector offers something for flipper fans, but with the twist of Benchmade’s AXIS® Assist tech.

Benchmade Foray

On the other end of the Benchmade spectrum, the gold-class Foray uses Damasteel and a mother of pearl inlay for an art knife feel with the heart of an EDC.


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