Vosteed Teams Up With R.S Knifeworks on a Premium Folder

The Mayem Gives Vosteed a Foothold in the High-End Pocket Knife Market.

Overall Length8.39″
Blade Length:3.46″
Handle Length:4.93″
Blade Material:Bohler M390
Handle Material:Titanium
Opening Type:Thumb Hole & Back Flipper
Lock Type:Top Liner Lock
Designer:R.S. Knifeworks
Release Date:July 20, 2023
Grey version of the Vosteed Mayhem.
The Mayhem featured a top liner lock and a Wharncliffe blade.

Vosteed never sleeps it seems. Hot on the tails releases like the Gator and the Mini Nightshade, they’ve teamed up with designer R.S. Knifeworks on this premium pocket flipper. It features a titanium handle in black or gray, a Bohler M390 steel blade with a black or stonewash finish, and it will be the first knife with their new lock design which Vosteed cofounder Yue Dong refers to as a combination of a frame lock and a compression lock.

Black titanium version of the Vosteed Mayhem.

Like most of Vosteed’s pocket knives, the Mayhem features multiple options for blade deployment, including back and front flipper tabs, a thumb hole, and the compression lock (if you’re quick wristed). The blade has its own set of unique characteristics as well. Besides being available in both a wharncliffe and sheepsfoot shape, it has a compound grind where the bottom half inch or so is a wider flat grind compared to the thinner high flat of the rest of the blade.

Some fans might already be familiar with this design as Vosteed had the prototype on their table at Blade Show 2023, but it didn’t take them long after the show to officially announce the release. The Mayhem should be available on Vosteed’s site within the next few weeks. We will update this article as soon as it is available.

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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.

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