Real Steel Reveals Nimble G5 Metamorph

Real Steel Knives is rolling out its latest gent’s folder, the G5 Metamorph. The company earned praise for the Ostap Hel-designed G3 puukko, and the G5 is a brand new design from this talented Polish maker.

Comparisons to the well-known G3 may be hard to avoid, but RSK’s Frank Gong says they really aren’t appropriate. “The G3 and G5 reflect different directions for RSK in terms of construction, design, and material,” he explains. The G3 is a larger working knife, whereas the 2.65 oz. G5 aims for visual elegance and high-quality execution. “It is a work of art in our opinion, so it fits the gentleman persona,” says Gong. It’s also thinner, lighter, and sports an entirely different blade shape.

RSK turned to its usual 14C28N steel for the G5. It’s a slender slicer that almost resembles a Santoku knife blade. Gong tells us the narrow profile and slim handle make the G5 lightfooted during work. “It is best suited for daily use due to its nimble size, and possibly even as a steak knife – but we will let the foodies among us decide that.” The G5’s 3.45-inch blade rides on ball bearings and is backed up by a liner lock inset into the aluminum frame.

G5 Metamorph

When RSK believes in a design, they put a lot of effort into producing significant line extensions. The G3 saw high-end and G-10 variants. Gong tells us that the company plans to follow the same game plan with the G5. “Fans will see the fixed version of G5 in the near future, and the S5 (a high-end version) is under design as we speak. That one will come out in both flipper and front flipper versions.” After that, they will listen to user feedback and cater any other variants to what their customers have to say. “We’ll keep developing new variations based exactly on the opinions of the people who make us great – our fans,” Gong explains.

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The G5 Metamorph will help RSK close out the year in style, but the growing company already has its sights set on 2018. Gong reveals that among other projects they will be further developing their fixed blade and high-end knife lines. “The first half of 2018 will see two fixed blade knives and several new S Series knives.”

The G5 Metamorph is about to hit dealer shelves at an MSRP of $74.50.

Knife featured in image: Real Steel Knives G5 Metamorph