LionSteel Daghetta Folding Knife Review — Snapshot Review

LionSteel 8701AL Daghetta
LionSteel 8701AL Daghetta

The LionSteel Daghetta knife features all the charm and class of an “old school” Italian folder along with the quality construction and materials you would expect from a modern knife.  Available in either a satin finish (the 8700 series) or a PTFE black finish (the 8701 series), the Daghetta boasts a D2 blade that opens with ambidextrous thumb studs.

The Daghetta comes from the historical “Dagha” knife that was often used by the military. Originally a dagger or a dirk, the Daghetta has been created as a folding alternative to the classic fixed blade knife.  The handle is available in carbon fiber, black anodized aluminum as well as G10.  Machined with CNC precision, these handles provide a comfortable, secure grip for serious knife work.  The blade, once open, locks into place with the LionSteel TOL (Tactical Operation Lock System) which keeps the blade securely open so that the knife blade doesn’t close up on your hand during heavy cuts.

The pocket clip is easily reversible right/left so that the knife is perfect for right or left hand users.  It is a tip up clip.

I love the style and grace of this knife.  It has classic Italian lines combined with the quality machining and precision you expect from a LionSteel knife.  If you are looking for a great every day carry knife that is built with you in mind, check out the Daghetta series.


  • Overall Length: 7.5″
  • Blade Length: 3.25″
  • Blade Finish: Satin or Black
  • Handle Material: Black Aluminum Scales, Carbon Fiber plus G10 scales, or G10 scales
  • Handle Length: 4.25″
  • Blade Steel: D2
  • Blade Style: Spear Point, Plain Edge
  • Weight: 3.83 oz.

Ontario RAT Model 1 Knife

Ontario RAT Model 1
Ontario RAT Model 1 Folder knife

If you’ve never had the chance to check out the Ontario RAT 1 folder knives, you are missing out.  Available with the standard 4 blade variations (satin or black finish, standard or combo edge), the knife has a stainless steel drop point blade that is perfect size (3.5″) for nearly any cutting that needs to be done.  The flat ground blade gives you a maximally sharp edge for serious slicing and cutting.  The handle is an open frame with textured black nylon scales.  The linerlock is solid.  And the RAT Model 1 comes with a true 4 way clip so the knife is equally good for whichever way you want to carry it (right/left, tip up/tip down).

The knife is a Randall’s Adventure and Training design that is built by Ontario Knives.  It is a workhorse of a knife that is durable, strong, and light on the wallet.  Check them out on our site here.

Schrade SCH104LS Folding Knife

The Schrade 104LS large framelock knife sports a black finished drop point blade.  The blade is designed for dependable everyday use, the 104LS boasts black G-10 handle scales that are comfortable in your hand and give you plenty of traction for a solid grip. Like each Schrade knife, it carries a limited lifetime warranty.  Check out this video about this knife, and then head over to our site and pick yourself up one.  At only $27.95 this is a steal of a deal.

Boker Kalashnikov 73 Liner Lock Knife

Boker Kalashnikov 73 Liner Lock
Boker Kalashnikov 73 Liner Lock

You already know you can pick up the Boker Kalashnikov automatic knife in the new, smaller size. This 73 series has been extremely popular.  Well now you can get the 73 in a manual folder liner lock edition.  Built with a thumb stud to slide the blade open, this knife is the perfect pocket knife for someone who wants a well built knife that will stand up to heavy abuse.  With an AUS8 blade and an aluminum handle that is built for comfort, the Boker Kalashnikov folder knives are perfect.  And now they come in the smaller size.