South African knife maker Gareth Bull continues to expand his menu of diminutive knives, following up the Offshoot fixed blade with the Jellybean. The new model will be the smallest, least expensive folding knife he’s ever made and may take the crown for the tiniest front flipper ever.
The Jellybean comes in two configurations, the first with a 2.2-inch blade and a pocket clip, and a clipless version with a 1.65-inch blade. Both are dwarfed by the 2.75-inch bladed Small Shamwari, the previous titleholder for the smallest Bull folding knife. The Jellybeans use a front flipper and pivot on bearings. Both have blades made from M390 steel and titanium liner locks.
Bull plans to bring out the Jellybean in three flavors. Two varieties of Kirinite, ‘Very Cherry’ red and ‘Blueberry’ blue, were utilized on the prototypes and will reappear in future runs. But a ‘licorice’ carbon fiber model is also on its way for the ultimate lightweight companion. Bull currently sets the first batch of these candy-themed flippers for a timely release around Halloween.
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