GiantMouse’s third major release of 2017 is the new GM3, which will be available for purchase tomorrow morning. Designers Jesper Voxnaes and Jens Ansø have put out a knife that represents a significant departure from their previous GiantMouse folders.
“The goal was to create a knife in a size that would allow for a more ‘gentlemanly’ carry than our previous models, while still packing a blade large enough for most tasks,” Ansø explains. More mouse and less giant, the liner lock GM3 houses a 3.5-inch M390 blade in a trim package. This streamlined knife tips the scales at just 3.2 oz, the lightest folder that GiantMouse has produced to date.
A low profile flipper tab functions as the primary deployment method for most users. But the Danish duo also added a nail mark for a two-handed opening option. Vox and Anso have designed law-friendly knives like the Spyderco Pingo in the past, but they tell us the nail mark wasn’t meant for any particular jurisdiction. “The reason we did [it] with a nail-nick was to give users the option of a quiet and subtle opening,” Voxnaes explains. “Danish knife laws now allow flippers, so we never had legality as part of our design process.”
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