SHOT Show 2020: Fox Knives Brings Clutch of Fresh Designs

Fox Knives SHOT Show releases include some very different releases. A historically-inspired slipjoint, a large multi-use fixed blade, and a new Bastinelli Knives collaboration are all on their way in 2020.


The idea of Maniago, Italy-based Fox working as an OEM for others is nothing new, but this practice goes back farther than you might think. The company made a folding knife for the German navy a long time ago, and the blade shape on that project provided the inspiration for the new Nauta knife.

The blade is a smallish pen-style shape, and Fox says they are making it out of the traditional steel: German 420HC. But instead of the specialized additional tools and the handle needed to accommodate them on the original, Fox is making this knife a pure EDC slipjoint, with a simple handle made of Micarta. The Nauta will be available in three different colors.


In contrast to the Nauta, the Sherpa, takes advantage of modern machining capabilities for its big selling point: a combination grind, with a scandi section on the back half of the blade and a flat grind on the forward half. The Sherpa comes with Micarta scales and a leather sheath.

G-10 Radius

The Radius, Fox and Denis Simonutti’s award-winning design from 2019, is back in 2020 with new G-10 handle options. Whether or not the material choice will affect the price relative to the existing titanium models remains to be seen, but seems like a definite possibility.


The Geco is the latest project between Fox and Bastinelli. Its aggressive, tanto-style blade benefits from martial artist Bram Frank‘s Kinetic Opening technology, which allows it to be opened using an opponent’s energy during a fight. The Geco also comes with a flipper and a frame lock to keep it sturdy during use.

Knife in Featured Image: Fox Knives Nauta