A desirable knife from Harbor Freight? The ICON is making waves

I wouldn’t normally comment on a new knife from discount ChiCom tool outlet Harbor Freight, but I kept coming across it. There is a lot of buzz about this knife, not all of it good, but I have never seen so much digital ink spilled about HF.

When I saw that CutleryLover made a video about it, I had to see what was going on.

But first, ToolGuyD:

Knife aficionados are going to immediately notice the Icon knife’s resemblance to the Begg Knives Mini Glimpse.

I bought a Begg Steelcraft Mini Glimpse (imported production model) a few years ago, and then returned it. It had the best flipper opening design I’ve ever experienced, but the styling was awful. Then, I came across the same knife with a 50% discount and bought it. At a 50% discount, I could look past the styling.

A few months ago, I noticed a new budget model came out – shown above – and I bought one of those for $79. I haven’t reviewed it yet, but I can at least tell you it’s fantastic.

That Begg Mini Glimpse knife also has a D2 tool steel blade and G-10 handle scales. Its flipper performance is about on-par with the pricier one I ordered a few years ago.

The $79 Mini Glimpse is still a bit outside my personal tastes and preferences style-wise, but it’s just about perfect with respect to function.

I see the resemblance.

You can read the whole thing here…

New Harbor Freight Icon Knife is Going to Rock the EDC World

CutleryLover notices the resemblance too.


There will be much more to come.