Al Mar Osprey - 1001AB - 1.65" Blade - Stainless Bolsters - Abalone Scales
Perhaps the classiest gentleman's folder of all time, the Osprey series has been revamped and reintroduced by AMK. Made in their Seki City, Japan factory, the Ospreys have some of the finest fit-and-finish I've ever seen in production knives. The photo does not do these knives justice, in fact, they rival many of my custom folders which cost several times as much as these sell for.
I've found that smaller knives tend to be harder to close, especially for larger hands, but the Osprey solves the problem with its forward-position lock release. Each Osprey is supplied with a high quality leather pouch embossed with the Al Mar logo. At less than an ounce in weight (knife and pouch combined) you'll hardly notice the Osprey in your pocket - that is of course until you need it. And though I said this was a gentleman's folder, it's also a great knife for the lady in your life. JeffOsprey Blade steelAUS-8ARc hardness57-59Blade length1 5/8"Length open4"Length closed2 5/16"Blade thickness3/32"Weight, knife.6 ozWeight, pouch.2 ozMade inJapan