|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|
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.
You can purchase the Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Pocket Knife online from Wild Earth
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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
This review was done with product supplied by the Australian distributor of Baladeo Knives