Monday, November 16, 2015

Lionsteel TRE G10 Video Overview

The TRE is one of the most important knife releases this year and as we wind down 2015, the hits will be fast and furious (hopefully, if my 8 month old cooperates by sleeping).  I wanted to give it a full week of analysis because, frankly, it deserves it.  This is one of Lionsteel's first "non gimmick" knives and it is much better for it (accounting for the fact that the premium TRE is the very essence of a gimmick knife).  Here is the video overview: 

Review at the end of the week.


  1. What gimmicks has Lionsteel come up with before? Most of their knives seem like very well made traditionally styled knives. Perhaps you're referring to the integral frames? If so, I would say that's a functional enhancement as opposed to a gimmick.

    Also, what is your opinion of mismatched handles, especially in the case of G10 without a liner on one side and titanium on the other. Does this affect strength, durability or alignment?

    1. Christopher, by gimmick I mean any of the following:

      The questionably necessary rotoblock
      The neat but unnecessary integral handles
      The gee whiz awesome but 100% overdone Ti Dust
      The comically exaggerated blade shapes on the SR1
      The pimp level bling on the Ti Spine

      I could go on, but I think you get the point.

      As for the TRE, the regular one is three gimmicks in one. The TRE G10 is just a damn solid knife, free of gimmicks.

  2. I think Tony means the gimmicks of the changeable opening options on the rest of the TRE line, and possibly things like the TiDust. Stuff that feels kind of Zero Tolerance.

  3. The finger grooves on the G10 side look like they're not quite placed right ergonomically.

    Any issues?

  4. i just gotta know whyyyyyyyyyy why-i-e-i-e-i-o is that lock bar so small-o?

    just weird. Tiny tiny lock bar. Sweet knife.

    1. It is no smaller than the small Sebenza's.