Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife

Kaviso SKU: Kaviso x QSP (KAV-20232-3)
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife - Drawing Board Poll results
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife

Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini 14C28N Liner Lock Folding Knife

Kaviso SKU: Kaviso x QSP (KAV-20232-3)
Regular price $59.00
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Was $200.00 Now $100.00

COMMUNITY INPUT

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural community poll, now dubbed The Drawing Board and being replicated for future collaborations and other exciting projects. The Keen Mini represents an ongoing trend to deliver community-input-infused knives to the market with minimal markup, maximum upgrades from notable designers, and new tweaks to time tested favorites (like the original Keen). Full Keen Mini specifications are available in the description tab – both Frame lock and Liner lock models are now in production.

Kaviso x Keen Mini Liner lock poll results:

  • Aluminum Handles: Blue, Black, or Green
  • CNC Milled Clip
  • Blade Steel: 14C28N
  • Liners: Inset
  • Blade Finish: Stonewashed or Satin
Price: $59
Available in Early Summer 2023

Keen Mini Poll Results

IN-DEPTH LOOK

Our original prototype with standard liners weighed in at 3.101 oz (88 g). Based on community feedback, we inset the liners for our second prototype and shaved 0.244 oz (7 g) or 8.6% off the weight. Further, the inset liners reduced the handle width by a full 10%.

Keen Mini Indepth Poll Results

HOW DID WE DO?

Feel free to yell at us about stuff.

INAUGURAL ALUMINUM COLLAB
An elegant and functional design trimmed down to 70% original size: Introducing the Keen Mini by Ray Laconico.

This 6.71-inch aluminum liner lock is minimalist perfection with a practical size to carry daily. Featuring a smooth, slightly curved aluminum handle and a satin or stonewashed-finished spear-point blade, the Keen Mini is a work of art—but it’s robust enough to perform strenuous tasks if you need it to. The full flat–ground 14C28N steel blade measures 2.88 inches. It's easy to control for slicing, and the spear-point tip provides exceptional piercing power. Deployment is smooth thanks to the caged ceramic-bearing system and subtle flipper tab. Along with the profile reduction, we also shrunk the price: landing a Laconico Keen into your pocket for under 60 bones.

What’s more, the Kaviso x Keen Mini Liner lock comes in six variations and even a Titanium Frame Lock version. Of course, if size is an issue, the original Keen is always a fan-favorite.
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
DRAWING BOARD POLL RESULTS
The final form of our Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Liner Lock lineup was born entirely from our community polls on the Drawing Board. Based on your feedback, we landed on 14C28N blade steel offered in both Satin and Stonewash finishes along with blue, green, and black aluminum handles. Signature R. Laconico branding appears on the spine of the blade.
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
SIDE BY SIDE
The Keen Mini is a master of everyday carry with a feather light weight of just 2.85 ounces (compared to 4.4 ounces on the original Keen). Weight savings are achieved by insetting the liners of the handle and trimming the blade stock to create harmony with the new shorter blade and handle length. Overall length of the Keen Mini is 6.71 inches featuring a practical blade length of 2.88 inches – the first Keen model in the sub-3 inch blade category. Keen Mini Liner lock is manufactured by QSP Knives, and includes Kaviso signature branded drawer box and bandaids for the first bite.
ABOUT RAY LACONICO
Ever since seeing the movie First Blood when he was a kid, California–based knifemaker Ray Laconico was fascinated by blades. As he grew older, Ray started collecting them, until his hobby got out of control—to a point where he needed to try his hand at making one. That opportunity came under the guidance of Bob Engnath, who sold Ray blade blanks and parts to experiment with. Once he got the hang of things, there was no turning back. Since officially taking up knifemaking in the ‘90s, Laconico has become known for a simple, clean, and functional style that shows through in each of his designs. He currently operates out of his garage workshop in Visalia, California.
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
Kaviso x Laconico Keen Mini Aluminum Liner Lock 14C28N Folding pocket knife
GENERAL
Knife Type Manual Folding Knife
Opener Flipper Tab
Lock Type Liner Lock
Best Use Everyday Carry
Manufacturer QSP
Designer Ray Laconico
Country of Origin China
MATERIALS
Blade Material 14C28N
Blade Finish Stonewashed / Satin
Blade Shape Spear Point
Blade Grind Flat
Handle Material Aluminum with inset liners
Handle Finish Blue, Black, and Green Anodized Aluminum
Bearings Caged ceramic-bearing system
Spine Flat
Clip CNC Milled Clip
Hardware Stonewashed
DIMENSIONS
Blade Length 2.88 in (7.315 cm)
Blade Thickness (Spine) 0.118 in (3 mm)
Overall Length 6.71 in (17.04 cm)
Closed / Handle Length 3.83 in (9.7 cm)
Handle Width 0.454 in (1.15 cm)
Weight 2.857 oz (81 g)
INCLUDED
In the Box Display Drawer

Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
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Ernie S.
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Love the knife . The only thing I have a problem with is the scales. They need to have some sort of texture.

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RDW
Keen mini

This is a quality piece, the clip seems larger than necessary and there could be more texture to the scales. Overall I am quite pleased .

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Norman L.

Great.

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Erika

Perfectly priced little gent carry. It was actually a gift for my foreman. Great action. Great fit and finish. Love it.

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M.G.

Perfectly priced little gent carry. It was actually a gift for my foreman. Great action. Great fit and finish. Love it.

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Anthony
People don’t sleep on this

People don’t sleep on this little knife. The action is amazing. Razor sharp right out the box. Blade centering and lock up are perfect. Great EDC!!

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josh y.
Perfection

Perfection

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Alex S.
Elegant and excellent

I am loving these collabs Kaviso is putting out. I bought this as a sort of premium version of my beloved Parrot since they’re both made by QSP and have similar blade shapes. This knife looks and feels amazing in hand, and the action is super smooth. The overall size is perfect for edc, the blade is wicked slicey and the aluminum elevates the look and feel. Not to mention 14c28n is widely considered the best budget steel. I collect budget knives, and the Mini Keen stands out as the most elegant and possibly the most excellent of them all.

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