Viper Knives is on the verge of releasing the Moon, an everyday carry piece that marks the first instance of the increasingly popular button lock mechanism from the Maniago, Italy-based manufacturer.
Fabrizio Silvestrelli is the man behind the Moon. He’s been a major presence on the Italian production knife scene since 2005, and has cultivated a chunky portfolio of designs in the intervening 19 years. Silvestrelli is a designer comfortable working in all sorts of different styles, from tactical folders to everyday carry fixed blades. Prior to the Moon, his most recent Viper piece was the Keeper 2, a flipper knife with a profile inspired by the Italian stiletto.
I don’t own a Viper. This might be my first. I like it.