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.