Steel Will Screamer is First out of the Gate for 2020

The first new Steel Will knife of 2020 is the Screamer, a mid-size, utility-oriented flipper that still pays attention to aesthetics. The Screamer once again expands the budget-conscious aspect of Steel Will’s approach and leads the charge for Steel Will’s 2020 product release schedule.

In terms of blade size the Screamer isn’t an enormous knife: its drop point measures 3.2 inches long and has been accented with both an opening hole and a large harpoon-style swedge. Those accents give the Screamer’s blade a distinct style, but don’t cause it to deviate from the gamut of EDC-style chores it is sized and spec’d for. Steel Will has consistently utilized D2 for its non-premium releases and that is once again the case with the Screamer.

The attention to stylistic flourishes continues on the handle, which has been given a cutout on both sides. As with the blade embellishments, the cutout contributes to a look without compromising utility. In fact the Screamer’s handle design echoes that of the popular Cutjack series, albeit with some subtle-but-significant changes. The first is a more pronounced finger guard; the second is a general smoothing-down of the ergonomic angling on the main portion of the handle. The humpbacked handle spine and proud backspacer are still present, but currently there is no FRN option for the Screamer; all three variants have G-10 handle scales.

The Screamer is the first knife to release from the selection of new blades that were on display at Steel Will’s SHOT Show booth. Among other inbound models are the Scylla, which has a thumb-stud setup that doubles as an Emerson wave-style opener, and the Avior, a flipper knife with no-nonsense Steel Will lines and a heavily scalloped G-10-scaled handle. Additionally, at the tail end of last year Steel Will rolled out new versions of the Intrigue with G-10 or carbon fiber scales and M390 steel.

According to Steel Will, the Screamer will be available next week.

Knife in Featured Image: Steel Will Screamer