Spyderco Junior DiAlex Folding Pocket Knife - Straight Edge, Liner Lock
About Spyderco Junior DiAlex Folding Pocket Knife - Straight Edge, Liner Lock
Closeouts. Featuring a broad, drop-point VG-10 stainless steel blade, ambidextrous opening and oversized finger choil for rock-solid grip, Spyderco's Junior folding pocket knife by DiAlex is an excellent choice for everyday carry.
Specs about Spyderco Junior DiAlex Folding Pocket Knife - Straight Edge, Liner Lock
- Knife style: Folding
- Blade shape: Drop point
- Edge type: Plain
- Blade length: 3-1/4"
- Closed length: 4"
- Open length: 7-1/4"
- Number of blades: 1
- Lock type: Liner
- Blade steel: VG-10 stainless steel
- Handle material: G10
- Weight: 2.8 oz.
- Made in Japan
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- Cannot ship to New York State.
- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Alexandru Diaconescu designed the Junior as a first knife for his young son. H... Read More
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jay NC from North Carolina on Sunday, March 22, 2015Usual high quality I've come to expect from Spyderco, this one manufactured in Seki, Japan - one of the premier knife manufacturing locations in the world. The unusual design is strong and will appeal to those who like high quality, unusual knives and especially those who need or prefer an oversize finger choil.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by jambenlam from Oklahoma on Friday, January 9, 2015The other review before mine has really stated all of the benefits concerning this knife. It is a great knife and I would recommend buying it. Sign up for coupons and wait for cheap/free shipping and you should be able to pick up the knife for @ $100.00 or less.
Reviewed by Londo Mollari from Centauri Prime on Saturday, November 1, 2014This is a discontinued limited production Spyderco folder. If you have an STP coupon to buy it for under $100, that is a good price. It is a niche product and not for everyone, but a good knife if you are in the niche.
Alexandru Diaconescu designed the Junior as a first knife for his young son. His design is focused on small users, secure grip and safety. I am a 5' 8" man with smaller than average hands for my size, and I can just get four fingers on the handle. If your hands are bigger than mine, this is probably not the right knife for you.
It has the biggest choil I have seen on a folding knife. A "choil" is a forged or ground relief at the base of the blade where the master bevel and sharpened edge ends and the full thickness of the blade steel begins. Randall combat knives and imitations have a finger choil just in front of the handle, for a "forefinger ahead of guard" grip when you need an extra secure hold. The Junior has what I would call a handle choil. It gives a rock solid grip and makes it impossible for your fingers to slip forward onto the the blade's edge. Indonesian goloks have handles like this: it is an old idea and a good one, but I have not seen it before on a folding knife.
The Junior is very compact and light for its blade size. It is 4.125" long closed and weighs 2.9 ounces. Excluding the pocket clip and its screws, it is 3/8" thick. Its 3.2" blade is 1.25" broad and looks like a miniature chef's knife. It is pointed but it is not designed for stabbing. Its broad, flat ground blade excels at cutting rope and cardboard boxes, shaving kindling, ripping seams, etc. It is a great little food preparation knife.
VG-10 steel means you will need good sharpening tools, but you won't need to sharpen very often. It is made in Japan and its fit and finish are excellent. The pocket clip can be moved for right or left hand carry or removed altogether. Some people think the clip is too tight: it works well for me, but you may not like it with corduroy slacks. It has an oversize lanyard hole. Screw-together construction means it can be disassembled for cleaning.
The Junior is a unique design and a good one if you need what it does. It is a miniature folding chef's knife for smaller people. If you're not a smaller person, a $60 Spyderco Endura is a better deal.
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