This Matrix knife is awfully inexpensive. But is it a steal at that price or just a cheap knockoff?
Let’s get some of the specs out of the way first…
It’s a folding knife, with a blade measuring 4.25 inches. The entire knife measures 9.375 inches when open and 5.5 inches when closed. That’s on the large side for this type of knife, just so you know.
The blade is made from 440-stainless steel, polished with a silver finish. You’ll find three different blade styles on this pocketknife as well: a swage edge that extends along more than halfway across the top, a serrated “rip-teeth” design located near the handle, as well as the main blade honed for an extremely precise cut.
The handle is both functional and futuristic, made from lightweight aluminum and black acrylic plates. The blade is securely screwed into this handle, so you won’t have to worry about any cheap rivets falling apart. It also comes with a belt clip, in case pockets just aren’t your style.
So what’s the verdict? On the plus side, it has a nice feature set and comes very sharp right out of the box. On the other hand, that 440A blade is unlikely to hold an edge for very long so you’re likely to be resharpening it fairly often.
At this price, this is not a knife that’s going to last forever, but might not be a bad choice as an entry-level outdoor utility knife.
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