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 Aluminum Liner lock models are now in production.
Kaviso x Keen Mini Frame lock poll results:
- Titanium Handles: Blue, Gray, and Bronze
- Blade Steel: S35VN
- Blade Finish: Stonewashed or Satin
Available in Late Spring 2023
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This 6.71-inch titanium frame lock is a master class of minimalism with robust components to get the job done. The Keen Mini Frame Lock Features a smooth, slightly curved titanium handle and a satin or stonewashed-finished spear-point blade. The full flat–ground S35VN 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.
What’s more, the frame lock comes in six variations and even an Aluminum Liner Lock version. With a 30% size reduction, the Keen Mini is now easier to carry in your summer speedo while staying true to the elements that make the Keen an all time favorite. Of course, if size is an issue, the original full-size Keen is still available.
|Knife Type||Manual Folding Knife|
|Lock Type||Frame Lock|
|Best Use||Everyday Carry|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Blade Material||CPM S35VN|
|Blade Finish||Stonewashed / Satin|
|Blade Shape||Spear Point|
|Handle Material||6AL4V Titanium|
Grey: Bead Blasted
|Bearings||Caged ceramic-bearing system|
|Hardware||Color & Finish Matched Titanium|
|Serialized||Individually serialized on the backspacer|
|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||0.3945 in (1.002 cm)||Weight||2.653 oz (75.2 g)|
|In the Box||Display Drawer