GiantMouse Knives released its first batch of blades for 2017 today as it builds its brand in the premium knife market. Three limited edition knives and one regular production fixed blade see GiantMouse playing with new steels, new materials, and new product classes.
Never has a younger knife brand faced such great expectations. GiantMouse is less than a year old but is the creation of Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes, Denmark’s two most prominent knife makers. “The competition in the high end production knife market is strong,” Jens Anso acknowledges. “But we believe by combining our forces we bring a product to the market that builds on strong design and high quality.” All of GiantMouse’s blades are manufactured in Maniago, Italy and are co-designed by Anso and Voxnaes.
“It is a completely new design and very different in many ways,” Anso says while pointing out major differences between the GM2 and its predecessor, the GM1. Users will notice its wide and pronounced 3.3 inch clip point blade shape. Stylish and utilitarian, it excels at both slicing and piercing. A forward finger choil provides complete blade control, and performance is enhanced by M390 super steel.
Fully contoured carbon fiber scales are a standout feature on this 4 oz folder. With a broad blade and a thick handle, it cuts like a large knife, but carries like a smaller one. From the unique opening cutout to the blue anodized hardware offsetting the carbon fiber, GiantMouse’s clean aesthetic round out the package.
The carbon fiber GM2 will be limited to 300 pieces and a GMP2 with titanium scales is in even shorter supply. GiantMouse donates $10 to the Save the Children Federation for every GM2 or GMP2 that is sold.
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Anso fondly describes the GMF2 as “a simple, no-nonsense knife design building on the Scandinavian working knife we grew up with.” Looking past the Nordic good looks, its 3.62 inch puukko-inspired blade can take on a wide range of cutting tasks. Coarse micarta and perfectly-placed jimping on the blade spine and butt of the knife makes for excellent traction, even in non-standard grips. Although not a super steel, N690Co is a good choice for the GMF2. In a fixed blade application it works hard and is easy to maintain.
The GMF2-P (shown above) is limited to 100 pieces, but the standard model with a stonewashed blade and green micarta scales will be an ongoing production. “We decided early on that our fixed blade designs should not be limited to keep a part of the product line available at all times,” Anso tells us.
GiantMouse donates $20 to the Save the Children Federation for every GMF2 or GMF2P purchased.
Knife featured in image: GiantMouse GM2