LionSteel 8710 BK Big Daghetta Folding Knife 3.7" Satin D2 Blade, Black G10 Handles


MSRP* : $182.70 | You Save* : $12.71 (7%)
Part #: LN8710BK | LionSteel
LN8710BK: Big Daghetta Black G10 Folder, Satin

This is the bigger version of the historic Daghetta designed by Max in the 2000s. Same as the original, this version is equipped with the LionSteel TOL Tactical Operation Lock system, which allows you to open the knife with one hand and locks the blade in the open position. Features include a ball-bearing system to facilitate the opening system, window breaker with tungsten carbide inserts, and a D2 tool steel blade. This is an excellent tactical design showing the continuing improvements LionSteel makes to their products to always keep on the cutting edge within the industry.

About the Designer Max - Massimo Salice Sanna

Massimo Salice Sanna started marking knives in 1993 as a hobby but his passion soon became a full-time job. Known for his attention to detail, Max is considered to be one of the premier knifemakers in Italy. He was noticed and selected by LionSteel for his precision and attention to design and mechanical features of the knives he makes. The Opera model was born in 2006, followed by other product families - Daghetta, Mini and Skinner.
  • Blade Length: 3.70" (94 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.88" (124 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.58" (218 mm)
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14" (3.5 mm)
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Tactical Operation Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 4.52 oz. (128 g)
  • Designer: Massimo Salice Sanna
  • Made in Italy
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
LionSteel 8710 BK Big Daghetta Folding Knife 3.7" Satin D2 Blade, Black G10 Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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LionSteel 8710 BK Big Daghetta Folding Knife 3.7" Satin D2 Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Duke Of Windsor
Oct 31, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use
A fine knife but overpriced
I was first attracted to the big Daghetta because of it's style and blade. I'm always a fan of a uniquely milled handle such as this and a stout dagger styled blade is always a favorite. The handle is remarkably slim and feels much lighter in the hand and pocket than I had presumed it would, making this more of a larger edc than the rather tactical knife it might seem at first. The liner on this is narrow and set deep in the handle and gives the first impression that the Daghetta might be less sturdy that I had hoped. However, the full back spacer and stiffness of the G10 scales more than compensate. The blade is a beautifully constructed slab of D2 (not quite the premium steel you might expect at this price) with one side sharpened to a keen edge. All in all this is a very attractive and well manufactured knife. However, there is a significant flaw in the design of the locking mechanism which is something like the combination of a Benchmade axis lock with a lockback knife. The result is that the cylinder which disengages the lock doesn't move freely, making for an often stubborn lock. Also, the stiffness of the lock obviates the need for bearings in the pivot, making the opening of the knife more like that of a washer type rather than the smoothness of bearings. It's not overly stiff but just doesn't flick with the quickness you would expect. With those factors in consideration I do feel that this knife is definitely overpriced when you consider that ZT knives are at a similar price point with superior materials and design. That said, I've figured out how to work with the lock and am very taken with the big Daghetta as a whole and will be keeping it even though I had second thoughts, initially.
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