Serge Panchenko is dropping a new model in his Serge Knife Co. production line, the Trope. This one hearkens back to a seldom seen custom flipper from a decade ago.
Panchenko wears many different hats: not only is he a custom knife maker, but he does collaboration customs, production knives inside and outside of his own label – the dude even established a watch company, the aptly named Serge Watch Co., tapping into an entirely different segment of the everyday carry community. The Trope originates in Pachenko’s custom work; he made several of these back in the early 2010s and, as is the case with pure custom pieces, they are long, long off the market and secured snugly in private collections. So this Trope will prove the most accessible version of the design, ever.
Serge is a great guy. His signature knife is his coin claw which I featured in my 6 knives for the 5th pocket article.