Walther Gentlemans Folder
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- Last updated: 27/04/2020
For a knife to stand-out in the competitive world of UK Legal carry folding knives it has to be good. The new Gentleman’s Folder from Walther does stand-out. By giving it the name Gentleman’s Folder they really want you to know that it IS a gentleman’s knife. Meaning that it’s a slim and discreet pocketknife of superior quality.
The scales and pocket clip of the knife are fashioned out of Titanium. This makes it incredibly light; when I unboxed it from the very large box it struck me just how light slim the knife was. In keeping with the whole gentleman’s knife vibe, it came in a black stitched leather slip, this was also embossed with the Walther banner logo.
The knife is only 7.3mm wide across the scales, closed its 94mm long and 16mm deep; it fits wonderfully in the hand. The four long edges of the handle are angled with a grooved grip pattern, keeping the knife’s slim profile. The drop point blade is made of another quality material, D2 tool steel, this hard high carbon steel holds an edge well.
There is a single small nail nick on the left-hand side of the blade to aid opening. The scale where the curved nail nick rests is recessed perfectly to marry up to the bottom of the nail nick. Once opened the spine of the blade has seven jimping sections for added ergonomic grip when in use. The pocket clip is tip up carry only but you can swap the sides, left or right with a T6 bit. The Titanium construction makes the knife feel warm to the touch.
Being a UK legal carry knife, the blade does not lock, but it does have a satisfying snap when it opens fully. I tend to carry my pocketknives in slips, so I was very happy that Walther furnishes the owner with a carry slip as well as the pocket clip.
With the obvious quality on show the price is surprising, £99.95 for the Walther Gentleman’s Folder. All in all, it is a real classy Gentleman’s knife at a price that’s hard to beat.
Thanks to Richard and Bruce at Heinnie Haynes for help in production of this article.