Mike Obenauf Large Model 2 Framelock
Yet another Mike Obenauf folder review here, with some new perspective possibly since its been a while since I have reviewed one. This model 2 larger framelock folder is basically the large version of the Small Model 2 Framelock that I reviewed in 2007.
While Mike Obenauf might not be the most stand-up guy around, his knives do have a certain appeal and quality to them that is quite exceptional for the price point. This Large Model 2 is impeccably finished and a joy to use. The styling is familiar to those that have seen Kit Carson’s knives.
Overall, Obie’s knives are still a great buy, but you’ll have to find someone else to maintain them and sharpen them when the time comes, since Mike isn’t really around anymore and not really someone you’d want to send your knives to anyway. The Large Model 2 Framelock is an excellent example of his ability, and a great collectible that won’t be made anymore.
Blade Length: 3 1/2″
Overall Length: 8 3/8″
Blade Steel: S30V
Blade finish: Handrubbed Satin
Lock: Titanium Frame Lock