KnifeNews: 2024 Batch of Kopis Designs L-Via Fixed Blade is Here

Fixed blade aficionados listen up: another round of the Kopis Design’s L-Via mid-tech just landed over on KnivesShipFree. The returning favorite offers an enticing blend of tactically-inflected practicality and super lightweight carry.

The 2.5-inch hawkbill blade is the star of the show here. Knife community wisdom places the hawkbill into a self-defense category, and there’s much truth in that designation; however, as the knife community grows and collective knowledge accumulates, more and more users are realizing that the shape brings some serious advantages to day-to-day work too. It’s a whiz at pull cuts, of course, and also does very delicate, high-control chores with aplomb, thanks to that exaggerated, downturned tip. The models with the concave spine (first released in 2022) provide the perfect place to rest your finger for guiding these kinds of cuts, too.

I haven’t messed around enough with hawkbills to form an opinion of my own.

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2024 Batch of Kopis Designs L-Via Fixed Blade is Here