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Eoin May Reviews: Ed Brown Able Lock Folding EDC Knife



Ed Brown has been known for years as having some of the nicest custom 1911s on the market. They have been changing things up a bunch in the last couple of years. The most recent addition to their lineup is the Fueled Series M&P, but did you know that they are also in the knife business? Ed Brown has partnered with Hogue knives to create their very own line of knives. The first knife to come out of this new lineup is the ABLE lock folder.

The Ed Brown Folder is a clip point EDC based knife. The clip point blade measures in at a little over 3″, and it’s constructed from CPM 20CV steel. The CPM 20CV blade also comes with a black Cerakote finish that adds not only rust and wear resistance, but also to the knife’s sleek aesthetics. The locking mechanism is Hogue’s trademarked Ambidextrous Able Lock, which is one the strongest locks on the market. Ed Brown did add something you won’t find on any other knife on the market … they took away with the regular polymer frame and added their very own snakeskin G-Mascus colored G10 scales with the Ed Brown logo right in the center. The scales on this knife add so much grip the knife practically sticks to your hand, and not only that, it looks so badass.

Let’s discuss what I love about this knife. As an avid knife collector, I can definitively say that this knife looks nothing like any other knife I have in my collection. I just can’t get enough of it. This knife has a great shape and size for EDC while also being durable enough to handle everyday tasks. The action is smooth and quick, but the blade is very secure when opened or closed. The weight is perfect too; if you have ever read any of my articles you know I hate light knives, but this knife is right in the center–not too heavy and not too light it’s right in the slot.

Not gonna lie: There aren’t really any complaints I have for this knife. This knife is great for an everyday carry, it has good length, a great feel, and is razor sharp. I’ve been carrying it for a month and beating it like a rented mule. Usually when I do this I have to sharpen my knife after a couple weeks, but I haven’t had to with this one.

Ed Brown has been making high-quality firearms for years and the quality isn’t any different on this knife. I am a gun and knife guy, and Ed Brown does great work in both departments. I really think you guys should check this one out it’s definitely worth the less than $200 you pay for it. Ed Brown has really blown me away with this one and I definitely will move this into my rotation. If you like this article make sure to check out my other content on Instagram and YouTube @atoz_reviews and if you like what you see give me a follow, and always remember to Stay AtoZ.


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