To say the Paragon Warlock is “different” is a bit of an understatement. This knife is in a league all its own! While technically categorized as a Manual, at first glance you would assume this knife was, instead, an OTF.
Asheville Steel took a step outside the box when designing the Paragon Warlock, and it’s up to you to decide if that’s good or bad. The radical new design features a mechanism that literally splits apart the handle to unsheathe the blade. Its large, textured button is pressed on both sides, opening the handle so that the blade can be extended. When not in use, the blade is safely sheathed within, with no worries about it accidentally extending in your pocket.
Still having some trouble wrapping your head around that? Check out the video below to get a better understanding of how this unique knife really works.
Now that you have been able to see this uncommon knife design in action, we want to know what you think.
This particular knife is making waves both in our office, and the larger knife world in general. It seems you either love it, or you see it as more of a novelty. Either way, you can’t argue that this knife is an interesting topic of discussion.
We enjoy the complete safety of the knife inside its handle sheath. You really don’t need to worry about it attracting lint and grit, the way other folders do. When the handle is sealed, it’s sealed tight.
The opening mechanism is definitely interesting, to say the least, and while it may be a little awkward at first, and you get used to it. In a way you really need to “re-think” the way you open a knife. Is this something you would want to see implemented into other kinds of knives? Would you like to see a spring assisted, or even an auto with this kind of handle design?
We really do want to know what you think about the Paragon Warlock? Is it change for the sake of change, or did they really do something unique with this knife? Let us know what you think in the comments below!