Liong Mah's Modern EDC Lanny
By Mary and Dr. Jim Clary
Tony Bose crafted his “Lanny Clip” more than twenty years ago. With that design as an inspiration, Liong Mah fabricated a knife, bringing design into the 21st Century. To say that Liong's knife is a thing of beauty does not even begin to convey its superb qualities.
For starters, the Assisted Opening innovation is incredible. The fast opening speed is spring powered and requires little or no movement of the hand. Simply nudge the flipper and it opens. The IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system makes for a smooth rotation. We wish that more bladesmiths would utilize that innovation.
The blade's high carbon stainless steel is the same as used on the Kommer Free Range Hunter and Ikoma Fossel knives. It has good edge retention and resharpens easily.
The aluminum handle is a remarkable change from the aluminum found on most knives. It is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The dippling enhances the grip as well as the looks. The smooth design of the handle provides a friction-less draw from the pocket. And, the clip can be adjusted for left or right hand carry.
The liner-lock is solid, preventing the knife from accidentally closing on your fingers when in use, yet it permits one hand closure.
The overall specifications for the Lanny™ are:
Blade Length: 3.18 inches (80.65 mm)
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Thickness: 0.15 inches (3.68 mm)
Overall Length: 7.44 inches (188.93 mm)
Closed Length: 4.26” (108.25 mm)
Weight: 4.10 oz (115.23 g)
Handle: 6061 Al
Style: Assisted Folding Knife with Liner Lock
2021 MSRP: $89.99
This is one truly well-designed knife and Mary is keeping it as her personal EDC . That kind of says it all, as she is very, very particular about her equipment. She only carries and uses the best.