This BlackFox Bean Gen 2 model has a black stonewashed blade and a black G-10 handle scale.
Serge Panchenko has a knack for designing fun-sized knives and the Bean Gen 2 is no exception. This BlackFox Bean folding knife offers a minimalist pocket knife design with an urban-friendly slip joint mechanism at an affordable price. The Bean Gen 2 comes outfitted with a stainless steel pocket clip for tip-up EDC.
Ask me for a knife and I'll hand you the Bean. It's non-intimidating and easy to use for non-knife folks. Most people know how to use a slip joint knife, and if they don't, it's an easily replaceable knife that I don't mind putting in the hands of a knife novice. The G10 texture is grippy. The blade is sharp. The fit and finish are spot-on. And I've even figured out how to open & close with one hand. Yay!!! The cutout in the handle (to access the thumb hole) sometimes tricks me into thinking it's a liner lock, but nonetheless, by the time I realize it's a slip joint, my finger is already in a position to collapse the blade, so it's all good. I carry this knife every day. It fits perfectly in my shirt pockets. Eventually, I may get a pure Panchenko Design, but for now, this collaborative version with BlackFox is a wonderful budget option. Best of success with your EDC. Enjoy the slice!
Can't fault a thing in the fit and finish. One of the sharpest knives I've ever bought. Seems like it will hold up well. Subdued looks but a big enough blade to be useful. The one-handedness of it is a little questionable because of how you have to contort to do it, but if you go slow, it seems safe enough, and it is possible.
This is a perfect backup knife or a knife that you take to countries that only allow slip joints. The detents are perfect and i like that it has a grippy g10 handle. The thumb hole is placed in a great place for rightys. I just wish it had a deep carry pocket clip option
Exactly what I was looking for. Non-locking Campus legal Overseas legal One handed opening! The blade was shaving sharp, g10 is nicely textured and the black color looks good. I would've rated it 5 stars but only gave 4 since one of the torx screws was inserted crookedly but was easily removed and positioned correctly. I reccomend this product so much that an hour after this knife arrived I ordered a second one in the stainless steel color!