Bastinelli is a name well known to tactical and hard-core knife collectors, and it’s the pseudonym of Bastien Coves, the French knife designer who in just a few years has made his name in the sector both in Europe and the US, thanks to the knives he’s designed for various major names. Most recently he collaborated with the Italian knife makers Fox from Maniago, who have always been particularly attentive to the evolution of the American market.
The new knives presented by Fox at the Shot Show included this interesting “Shadow” folding knife, with a 10 cm-long N690Co stainless steel sheepfoot blade, tempered to a hardness of 56/58 HRc and protected by a PVD “stone washed” effect finish. The blade is an impressive 4 millimetres thick. With an overall length of 22 centimetres, the Shadow folding knife has an internal titanium frame on which G10 or carbon fibre grips are mounted. You open the blade using the flipper, and it locks open with a “frame lock” system, making it extremely strong and reliable.
FOX Shadow Bastinelli: sheepfoot blade
Both versions weigh approximately 140 grams. The characteristic straight blade with a drop point makes this knife suitable for precise, light work as well as more heavy duty tasks. It’s also an excellent knife for self-defence, in jurisdictions where it’s legal to carry one.
In the video you will learn more about the production of FOX Knives.
For more information about Fox Knives knives, click directly on the website of the Italian manufacturer.