Acta Non Verba A100 ELMAX A-Lock Knife Black FRN/Red (3.5" Black DLC) ANV

  • Black DLC finished drop point blade made of ELMAX steel.
  • Red thumb stud opener with a glow-in-the-dark Lumidot.
  • Black FRN handle that's super lightweight and tough.
  • Ambidextrous A-lock to prevent unintentional blade closure.
  • Deep-carry, tip-up wire pocket clip that's reversible.


The ANV A100, though much like the original A200, has several defining features that you'll love. Starting with the blade, it's available in CPM MagnaCut or ELMAX: both premium steels that are tough, stain resistant, and hold an edge for a very long time. The handle on the A100 is fiberglass-reinforced nylon—a super plastic that's lighter than G-10 and incredibly strong. Compared with the A200, the textured portion of the scales and the flat portion are reversed, and instead of having two barrel spacers, it has one long spacer that matches the lock and thumb stud. Like its predecessor, this pocket knife comes with a Lumidot inside the thumb stud and a reversible wire pocket clip, making it an extremely viable EDC cutting tool.

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Item #BHQ-148522
Our Price: $146.00
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  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.375"
  • Blade Width: 1.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: Elmax
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.50"
  • Handle Material: Polymer
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.60 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Pivot Type: Washers
  • Lock Type: Crossbar Lock
  • Brand: Acta Non Verba
  • Model: A100
  • Model Number: ANVA100-001
  • Country of Origin: Czech Republic
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Needs some work
Mark S. on Jan 28, 2023

If possible I'd rate it 2.5 stars. I kinda like it but it's not really ok. I have the black FRN/Elmax version. The knife looks great and Elmax is a good steel but ANV cut a lot of corners on this knife. Nylon washers, thin flimsy FRN scales, minimal steel liner, single sided thumb-stud on a supposedly ambidextrous knife, needlessly complex pocket clip mounting system and a crazy pivot setup that just spins freely, when you try to adjust it. My sample wasn't very sharp out of box, but a few minutes on the strop got it to don't-mess-around sharp. I plan to swap out the washers, after researching how to access the pivot. I notice that BHQ has an exclusive G-10 version but it uses Sleipner steel, fancy name for what amounts to a budget steel. Beats me why they are not offering the standalone G-10 scales as an upgrade option for FRN naysayers. If the knives get popular enough I'm sure someone else will fill that gap though. Once I get the pivot sorted, I'm sure I'll be a lot more satisfied with this purchase.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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