GiantMouse Slims Down to Stylish GM3

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.

GiantMouse GM3

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.”

GiantMouse folding knife releases come in small runs of 400 pieces. 300 of the GM3s will be in the titanium configuration. The remaining 100 get the GiantMouse “Pirate” treatment. But they’re taking it a step further with this release. The GM3P will be the first production folder with full scales made of bronze.

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According to Voxnaes, there are more GiantMouse knives in the works, with another release planned for 2017 and as many as four lined up for next year. But a few surprises could crop up as well. “One of the cool things about being directly involved with everything is we can act on new ideas,” Ansø explains. “We have fixed plans for future products, but we also allow ourselves to come up with new ideas – so what the future will bring is always up in the air.”

The GM3 goes up for sale tomorrow at 9 am PDT. The titanium model is expected to fetch $325, and the bronze will set you back $375. As with previous releases, the company will donate $10 to the Save the Children organization for every folder purchased.

Knife featured in image: GiantMouse GM3