The MKM Isonzo offers a dependable utility knife design in a compact EDC package. This stellar Voxnaes design features a blue FRN handle and a stonewashed sheepsfoot blade. A stainless wire pocket clip and an integrated carabiner loop provide comfortable and versatile everyday carry options.Features:
I bought this knife over two years ago and it's been in my rotation often ever since, and it's currently in my pocket. There's not a single bad thing I can say about this sweet, convenient, and sexy knife. The action is awesome, I've never had to lube the pivot since I bought it... It's still butter smooth, and the bearings are staying perfectly polished and clean, without me doing a single thing to this pivot. I would guess that I've carried and used this knife, actually been in my pocket for 5,000 hours. It's still an absolute joy to fling out the blade, it's equally enjoyable to slowly manipulate the blade open and feel just how smooth the action is. It's just a very well-made and thoughtfully designed knife, and everyone, every single one of you reading this comment should own one because it's an awesome little knife. I own two MKM knives, my other is a slip joint which is just as high quality and well made as this knife, but this little gem will always be in my rotation and have a very special place in my heart, it deserves it.
I have carried this little knife every day since it came in. I have VERY large hands. My wedding band is a size 13 and the rings I wear on my middle and index fingers are size 15, for reference. It sits nicely in my hand and fits three fingers for a very secure grip. The forward gimping is perfect for getting in there on precise cutting tasks. Blade comes razor sharp and keeps its edge very well. It is small enough no one freaks out when you pull it out to use it and that sheepsfoot blade with a full flat grind makes it the perfect slicer.
The relationship to the Pilar is obvious, but the details are telling. The FRN scales make it a bit under 60% of the Pilar's weight, which alone makes it a replacement for EDC carry. The action is slick, the blade is sharp, and it looks great! I've relegated the Pilar to my workbox; it's still a great knife, but the Isonzo is a niftier package. I consider it worth the money.
This is my first knife purchase from Blade HQ, I was totally hooked when Zac on the channel was showing it off in a pocket dump. I've been carrying this one in my EDC rotation for about 5 months now. I find myself coming back to this one the most when I can't decide which one of my knives to take out. Whenever someone sees me whip this thing out it's an automatic "Woh, cool knife". Everything about it screams fun. It's color palette is fun, it's smooth opening action is fun to fidget with, the handle design is fun, and the sheepsfoot blade is fun. If you get where I'm going I'm trying to say it's fun. I agree with another review on this knife, it's very non-aggressive looking, which is great. It's simply a fun knife for those who are or may not be into the #knifelife.
If you like the Pilar, you're going to love this knife. It's almost identical in size but feels much more nimble in-hand. The blade comes razor sharp and slices very well. I've only been carrying the Isonzo for about a week but I can't say there's anything I dislike. It's also fun to spidey flick even though it's probably not meant to be opened that way.
Excellent quality, as high as any other brand I have owned. The detent ball is ceramic which is also nifty. Highly recommend for a small EDC.
After watching the BHQ video with the dude from MKM, I had to get this knife. The blue and orange combo really drew me in, but I also wanted something smaller and reliable to carry at work. Pulling out something like a PM2 really freaks people out in a hospital setting! The blade comes razor sharp, and the curved sheepsfoot design makes slicing easy. The handle isn't as grippy as advertised, though. It feels fairly smooth, but I don't think it would slip out of my hand while in use. It's not like you can really do any significant chopping with it, and it has some nice jimping on the top of the blade. The pocket clip isn't too tight, and the knife slips into the pocket with ease. The ball bearing makes deployment quick and smooth, and as mentioned in a review below, it can be spidey flicked. Overall, I really like this knife, especially for the price. If you need a smaller EDC knife or a lightweight backup, this is an excellent choice.