The Avispa was designed by the survival experts over at
ESEE Knives, Mike Perrin and Jeff Randal. It
features the same spear point blade shape as the Zancudo, but in a larger, more capable
With this larger blade, they needed a larger handle and what
better knife platform to go with than the awesome Ontario Rat 1. It's a very
ergonomic handle that's great for tactical applications and comfortable during
prolonged use. The only knock on the Ontario Rat 1 was that it was always a
liner lock and never developed into a frame lock. Well, wait no longer - the
Avispa is here.
The absence of the extra handle scale has produced an extremely
slim profile and easy to carry knife with the Avispa. The pocket clip is
reversible to all four positions and the knife weighs in at 4.4 ounces.
- Full Flat Grind
- Reversible Pocket Clip
- Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
- Pillar Construction
- Blade Length: 3.5"
- Cutting Edge: 3.25"
- Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless, Stonewashed
- Thickness: 7/64" (2.75 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.5"
- Handle Material: Black FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
with Stainless Steel Lock
- Handle Thickness: 3/8" (9.5 mm)
- Weight: 4.4 oz.
- Made in Taiwan