The December Buck of the Month has arrived, right in the middle of the busiest shopping month of the year. It’s a dressed up version of one of the company’s dressier folders, the discontinued 500 Duke.
The Duke is one of several models in the 500 line, each with a title, rather than a mere name: Duke, Prince, Squire, Knight. These are locking knives like 110 Folding Hunter but, with smaller dimensions, they have a more distinct traditional knife heritage than their bigger, famous stablemate. The Duke is the biggest of the lot, with a blade length of 3 inches even; a near-ideal measurement for the modern EDCer.
Is it wrong of me to find this even classier than a 110?