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5 Reasons Why the Fox Suru Should Be Your Next EDC Knife
Hey there, Carryologists! It’s Yong-Soo, Founder & CEO at Urban EDC Supply. This week, we’re going to highlight the Suru designed by Jesper Voxnaes, manufactured in Italy by Fox Knives. The Suru won Knife of the Year in 2018 at Blade Show, and it’s become one of the more popular knives among the everyday carry community. I’ll highlight 5 different reasons why the Fox Suru should be your next EDC knife. Hope you like it!
1) High-quality blade steels
Both Bohler M390 and Damasteel are some of the highest quality blade steels out there. M390 is a stainless super steel with a high hardness level and excellent corrosion resistance. Meanwhile, Damasteel is known to be the best performing stainless Damascus patterned steel in the world.
It’s made from a plain solid stainless steel billet that’s melted into a tall tower. Then, the unique patterns are made by blacksmiths using traditional forging techniques to create the intricate patterns. It’s quite time-consuming to make!
There’s a reason why both M390 and Damasteel are crowd favorites among knife enthusiasts everywhere.
2) Small yet mighty
Like many of Jesper’s designs, the Suru is made to work and is pleasantly stout and beefy. It packs a stonewashed 2.3″ blade into a compact 3.5″ frame (one of the best blade-to-handle ratios we’ve seen).
Having a great blade-to-handle ratio is critical for EDCers who are looking for a compact carry yet are still able to perform the unexpected daily tasks that may come up.
3) Sturdy framelock mechanism
The Suru features the trusty framelock mechanism which keeps your knife safely locked while in use.
Originally invented by the legendary Chris Reeve, the framelock remains one of the most preferred locking mechanisms in the knife community. The Suru doesn’t disappoint here.
4) Easy-to-use pocket clip
Often overlooked in many production knives, the pocket clip is arguably one of the most important details on a pocket knife. It’s easily one of the most used parts on a knife, especially for everyday carry.
The Suru’s discreet tip-up carry pocket clip features a zirconium ball bearing, which makes it much easier to slip into and out of your pocket. This small detail, while seemingly trivial, will make a big difference as a true everyday carry pocket knife.
5) Plenty of options to pick your favorite
Last but not least, there are plenty of Suru options to fit your style. Here are 5 different variants that we recently released:
Arguably the classiest of the five, this monochromatic variant keeps it cool with a beautiful sandblasted finish, and an acid etched M390 super steel blade. The titanium framelock handles are incredibly tough and milled out for extra weight relief.
Ready to take the Suru to the next level? Check out this Marbled Carbon Fiber Suru paired with a gorgeous Damasteel blade! The swirls of the marbled finish rolls right along into the blade. Knife fanatics will appreciate all the details on this one. The lockside features titanium to keep the trusty framelock mechanism.
Equally outstanding, this Suru variant features bronze anodized titanium handles along with blackened hardware, with skeletonized handles to further reduce the weight (along with extra style points). The M390 blade steel has also been acid etched on this one, providing a darker, stealthier look than its counterparts.
Copper shred carbon fiber handles are found more commonly in the custom knife world, but we loved the material so much that we did a full sprint run with them. Carbon fiber is known to be very lightweight yet incredibly tough. The copper shred adds an aesthetic appeal that really pops. For this variant, the M390 blade steel is plain stonewashed for a cleaner look. The lockside again features titanium to maintain the reliable framelock mechanism.
Last but not least, we have this gorgeous Suru variant with a blue anodized titanium finish and acid etched M390 blade. The anodized blue color really pops and shows off a variety of hues in different lighting conditions. To finish it off, we kept it classy with bronze anodized titanium hardware.
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