The Isonzo was designed by Jesper Voxnaes, a custom knifemaker out of Denmark, and produced by FOX Knives out of Maniago, Italy. "Produced in Maniago, Italy" is the theme of the entire enterprise for MKM, which is aptly named. This 'brand' is a collection of four of the top knife manufacturers in Italy working together to consolidate and strengthen their commercial contributions to foreign markets.
They've chosen to work with some highly regarded and sought-after custom makers to launch the brand and they've already made quite a splash. MKM won Knife Collaboration of the Year with Lucas Burnley and Bob Terzuola at the 2018 BLADE Show, while Viper took home Overall Knife of the Year with the SURU and LionSteel won the Manufacturing Quality Award for the third time in five years. A spectacular start, and one that confirms and fuels the mission of the Maniago Knife Makers consortium and the MKM brand: consolidating the value and style of Made in Maniago, by working together as a team.
The MKM Isonzo presents itself as a practical, compact everyday carry knife that you will not be afraid to use and abuse. Thanks to the aluminum spacer serving as an oversized lanyard hole, this pocketknife can be attached to your gear by means of a carabiner which makes it an ideal tool for mountain climbing or hiking. The short blade is made from N690 stainless steel and has a jimped thumb ramp for precise control. It opens with an elongated thumb slot and is secured with a stainless steel liner lock. The non-slip handle is made from synthetic fiberglass reinforced nylon with a textured surface and an ergonomic shape, offering a secure grip even when wet. The wire clip is reversible for tip-up left or right-handed carry and it buries deep in the pocket while remaining easy to extract.
- Blade Length: 5.7 cm
- Closed Length: 8.6 cm
- Overall Length: 14.3 cm
- Blade Material: Bohler N690 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
- Blade Style: Cleaver
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Black Idroglider
- Handle Material: Green FRN
- Liner Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel Wire (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Designer: Jesper Voxnaes
- Made in Maniago, Italy
- Parallel Import: No
MKM Isonzo quality is very good. Better than knives 3 times the price.