GiantMouse has just rolled out the newest knife in its ACE lineup, the Atelier. This one is directly related to the Grand, another, larger ACE folder, but translates the Jesper Voxnaes/Jens Ansø design into something more compact.
The Atelier’s family tree is one of the longer in the GiantMouse catalog. Its immediate predecessor is the aforementioned Grand, a mid-sized workhorse; but the Grand itself was marketed as an ACE-ified reincarnation of the GM5. That knife was a premium, limited edition release like all the GM knives; GiantMouse described it as a “magnum opus,” a sort of summation of all that the company had learned up to the point. Throughout all these incarnations we can see the same two central traits: a broad harpoon blade and an unassuming but adequately roomy handle.
One of these days, I am going to actually get my hands on a GiantMouse. I don’t know if I have ever even handled one.