Burnside Knives Rolls out Cheech & Chong Slipjoint Collab

Burnside Knives is rolling out its first slipjoint model, the Amigo. The knife opts for that modern non-locking aesthetic and looks ready for everyday carry; it also happens to be what we believe is the knife world’s first collaboration model with Cheech & Chong.

The Amigo is a modern slipjoint, which means that, while its non-locking nature can be traced to the traditional knives of yore, it differs in terms of construction, materials, and general style enough that it really has more in common with today’s locking folders than those foundational classics. You see this most plainly in the blade, a 3.01-inch drop point with the same compound grind (where the primary bevel is split into two different thicknesses) that Burnside played with on other releases like the Cabrillo 2.0 and the Carmen. It’s also a one-hand opener, with an ambidextrous thumb disc on tap for deployment.

The Amigo comes with some other goodies too

The handle design here couldn’t be any more pure. We’ve got a gentle, rounded arcing shape, with no finger grooves, no guard, nothing fancy other than a dinosaur scale-style pattern cut into its jade green G-10 scales. There is a (non-reversible) pocket clip on the off-side scale, shaped like a lightning bolt and made from stainless steel. In total the Amigo weighs 2.6 oz.

If you look at the off-side blade face, you’ll see the big and bold Cheech & Chong logo. Yep, Burnside is making history with the Amigo, which is the first production knife made in collaboration with the legendary stoner comedy duo. Moreover, this limited edition release also helps a charity, with a portion of the proceeds going to the World Wildlife Fund – hence the “Save the Whales” inscription on the backspring.

The Amigo joint is the latest product from Burnside after its reboot in 2021. The company was dormant for a few years prior to that, but came back with the Cabrillo 2.0, a revision of their flagship model that they hoped would function as a statement of intent. Since then Burnside has put out a fixed blade and the diminutive Rose knife, which has the same lightning bolt-shaped pocket clip as the Amigo.

Knife in Featured Image: Burnside Knives x Cheech & Chong Amigo


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