With a reputation for visually striking knives, WE Knife continues to solidify its place in the functional art category. Likewise, the company’s knives often find themselves in the collection of EDC knife users and collectors alike. For example, the WE Knife Beacon demonstrates EDC qualities with features designed for beautiful aesthetics or regular daily use. The latest offering is perhaps the company’s cleanest and most functional model yet.
The WE Knife Beacon EDC Flipper
Available in three different colors, black, blue, and grey, the 6AL4V titanium handle/frame is rugged yet lightweight. Correspondingly, the .42-inch thickness of the handle presents little footprint in the pocket. Similarly, the 6AL4V titanium deep carry pocket clip keeps the Beacon out of sight. Likewise, the 3.63-ounce weight doesn’t wear too heavy on the pocket. Although it is set up for right-hand tip-up carry, it is reversible for left-hand tip-up carry. However, tip-down carry is not an option.
Running 3.48-inches long, the CPM 20CV stainless steel blade features a flat grind that meets up with a tapering fuller. Additionally, the chamfered spine gives the blade an elegant look and adds a slight swedge for drag-free use. Also, the chamfering continues back, meeting up with subtle jimping for enhanced grip during use.
Gliding on a caged ceramic ball bearing pivot, the drop point blade is brought to its full 7.91-inch length via a flipper. Like the handle options, the blade similarly comes in three different finishes. The standard model is available in either black stonewash or silver bead blasted. However, for an additional cost, you can purchase the Beacon with Damasteel (Hakkapella) blade.
The WE Knife Beacon is available now with an MSRP of $235.00 (Standard) or $670.00 (Damascus). For more info, please visit WEKnife.com.
WE Knife Beacon EDC Flipper Specs
Blade Material: CPM 20CV
Blade Length: 3.48 inches
Overall Length: 7.91 inches
Closed Length: 4.43 inches
Blade Thickness: .13 inch
Handle Thickness: .42 inch
Handle Material: 6AL4V Titanium
Pivot Assembly: Caged ceramic ball bearing
Overall Weight: 3.65 ounces
MSRP: $235.00 (standard), $670.00 (Damascus)