• Weight with pouch 46 grams
  • Length closed 10.3 cm
  • Length open 18.5 cm
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  • Cost $39.95

Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Pocket Knife

Knife

Rating

Rating: 8.8 / 10
Value for Money 1.8 / 2
Comfort 1.6 / 2
Weight 1.8 / 2
Durability 1.8 / 2
Versatility 1.8 / 2

Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Pocket Knife Review

I can remember the first knife my father gave me when I turned ten years old and while I liked the idea of owning a knife (what young boy doesn’t) I really couldn’t think of what I was going to do with it; I think I still have it somewhere. Now I spend so much time hiking and camping my view has changed and I do carry a knife on my longer hikes.

For me my knife of choice over the past year has been the Deejo Tattoo Naked Topography Knife and that is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future; it’s a work of art, but having said that not everyone wants to spend just on $90 for a knife.

This is where the Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Pocket Knife come in. This knife comes with a plastic composite handle but you are likely to find the wooden handled version in the stores;  I don’t mind either version. The first thing I noticed when I unboxed this knife was why on earth is there a cord attached to the handle and then I realised that the 80 cm para cord that comes with this knife is for various emergency uses. If  you really don’t like it you can remove it and further reduce the 46 grams weight.

The knife itself has a folding blade that locks into place and when closing it you just squeeze the blade at the right point. The blade has a standard blade at the end half of the knife and a serrated part close to the handle. This means you have a versatile cutting blade that will also work well with hard cuts as well as things like cheese. I must admit that this knife is fairly straight and by that I mean it doesn fells as comfortable in the hand as some knives.

This is a lightweight no frills knife and it doesn’t have the ‘prettiness’ of other knives but it does cut well with a nice sharp blade that holds its edge due to the 420 stainless steel composition. So if you want a basic knife at a good price that weights almost nothing then this is a great option.

We Like

  • A good simple no frills knife that just does the job
  • The weight. At 46 grams, including the para cord this is a lightweight knife
  • A secure locking mechanism that ensures you won’t injure yourself. This mechanism is easy to close when the time comes once you work out how to do it
  • 420 stainless steel to provides excellent durability and corrosion resistance

We Don't Like

  • There is nothing to dislike on this knife. If I’m being picky it’s not as pretty as some

Best Uses

  • A relatively lightweight all purpose knife that good for any activity, outdoors or otherwise

Buy One

You can purchase the Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Pocket Knife online from Wild Earth

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Investment

$39.95AUD

Other Versions

This knife comes with either a plastic or wooden handle and while we tested the plastic handle version, the wooden handle is easier to find

Baladeo Papagayo Knife closed in a large male hand

Knife open showing one side

 

Knife open showing the opposite side

Push across to close the blade

Close up of blade

Disclaimer

This review was done with product supplied by the Australian distributor of Baladeo Knives

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