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A Lightweight Italian Slip Joint With A Blade That Dares You To Call This Knife Pocket Jewelry
The Fox Libar slip joint was released a few years ago, and I totally missed it. I was not alone in my ignorance. I am not sur sure why Fox’s marketing department felt like this knife needed to be a secret, but I eventually learned of its existence in-spite of their best efforts to hide this well designed slip joint.
There are four versions of the Libar slip joint. They are the Mi Libar with white Micarta handles, the CF Libar with carbon fiber handle scales, the OL Libar with Olive wood handle scales and the original Libar with green Micarta handle scales. I chose the white Micarta handles version for this review, because it is the cheapest of the four.
The Libar is a barebones slip joint with excellent fit and finish and a tactical looking blade that is surprisingly practical. From a value standpoint, I think it is one of the better slip joints I have tested. It lacks the bling of the pricier slip joints from Pena and Jack Wolf, but this knife is more about being practical than pocket art.
Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.