Steel Will’s Latest EDC Flipper Arrives on the Scene

Steel Will‘s stream of accessible EDC releases continues with the Chatbot, a utilitarian flipper knife. As with many of the 2019 Steel Will models, the Chatbot keeps its concept simple and price tag relatively low.

The Chatbot’s lines are clean and modern, with a slight veneer of industrial attitude. Its blade measures 3.15 inches long and is a wide, symmetrical drop point – almost symmetrical enough to be considered a spear point. Blade steel is the Steel Will standard, D2, a semi-stainless that may well be the most common budget steel on knives today. Users can opt for a coated or uncoated blade on the Chatbot, but either way this liner lock knife opens with a ball bearing flipper.

G-10, available in both green and black, is the handle scale material; the lines of the handle itself hew to simple knife design tropes: a gentle arc shape, two large finger grooves, and a tread-like pattern cut into the G-10 itself. The thoroughly practical Chatbot weighs about 3 oz. and comes with a loop-over, deep carry pocket clip.

Steel Will’s output has been consistent and plentiful this year. We’ve seen a slew of pocket- and budget-friendly releases of which the Chatbot is only the latest example, but 2019 also marked the long-awaited debut of the company’s patented Ant-Lock on the Tasso.

The company used to put out their models in both premium and budget configurations, although recent releases have fallen into one camp or the other, so it’s hard to say if there will be a premium version of the Chatbot down the way.

The Chatbot is available now with an MSRP of $69.99.

Knife in Featured Image: Steel Will Knives Chatbot

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