Lionsteel ROK - New M390 Blade Lionsteel Solid Knife

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  1. FordFan

    FordFan

    805
    Dec 11, 2012
    I have looked at several Lionsteel knives and never purchased. With this design, the Lionsteel team will get my money. Perfect EDC size for me, innovative clip, flipper and great steel.
     
  2. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Too bad for the solid titanium. I am so bored with all Ti knives o_O seems to be just me though. :)
    Otherwise this one has potential :thumbsup:

    Ray
     
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  3. Stammoss

    Stammoss

    246
    May 30, 2015
    Also comes in aluminium.
     
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  4. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    I remember microtech had a clip like that. It broke often for the people that actually didn't store them in a safe.

    Does the nfc show the serial number? That's a great feature to deter clones.
     
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  5. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
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  6. Popsickle

    Popsickle

    Jul 25, 2010
    I handled this at blade. If they don’t win knife of the year, I’ll be shocked
     
  7. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    It should!

    That would make it 5 in a row for LionSteel!

    2018: LionSteel ROK
    2017: LionSteel SR-11
    2016: LionSteel KUR Metamorphosis
    2015: LionSteel TRE
    2014: LionSteel/CRKT Hi-Jinx
     
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  8. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    A hideable clip? That's a dream come true on a big, hard use folder. I've resorted to removing the clip and adding a fob to my millie after getting annoyed with the clip while attacking wood.

    Really interested to see what other knives lionsteel comes out with using this system. Flippers aren't my flavor generally.
     
  9. Popsickle

    Popsickle

    Jul 25, 2010
    The retention on the hide away clip was very strong. I have no doubts it would be favorable to anyone who doesn’t like a clip.
     
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  10. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Looks like the flipper tab might be removable? Yet I don't see anywhere for a thumb disc. Curious.
     
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  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    The flipper tab of ROK is removable like TRE but there’s no provision for a thumb disc. Without the flipper tab you’d have to use two hands to open the blade.
     
  12. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    That's... odd. Kind of a strange design "feature" without allowing for a thumb disc of any sort.

    Oh well, nice looking knife. Glad to see them move to M390 on this one.
     
  13. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    It’s a restriction in some countries that you must use two hands to open a locking folder.
     
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  14. bikerector

    bikerector KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 16, 2016
    I actually like that you can remove the thumb tab. I've gotten so used to using my traditionals that I often open some of my bigger knives with two hands because I don't like the leverage or the really long arc I have to make with my thumb to get it open. I do this with 2 of my current 4" folders and have done it with 1 or 2 more that have passed through my hands searching for a nice big, put easy to carry, folder for yard chores.
     
  15. microbe

    microbe

    479
    Apr 6, 2016
    No knife of the year for the ROK, imho a solid contender this year (pun intended), but Lionsteel did snag the Manufacturing Quality Award.

    Well done Lionsteel!
     
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  16. microbe

    microbe

    479
    Apr 6, 2016
    Spotted this blank Ti and damasteel version in a you tube vid
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    Awesome!
     
  17. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I somehow missed that this has an integral handle, price looks really good for this, really like the clip.
     
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  18. Popsickle

    Popsickle

    Jul 25, 2010
    This knife felt awesome in hand
     
  19. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Honestly the thumb disc on the TRE was nearly nonfunctional, so no real loss IMHO.
     
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