Viper Fortis

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Today I’m going to review a new knife that I got last week.

This is the Fortis by Viper Knives, another knife designed by Jesper Voxnaes. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the Fortis, because it almost looks like a bigger version on the Viper Kyomi (which I already own). Right out of the box, though, I could tell that it was significantly different.

With an overall length of 8.25″, it’s definitely on the larger side compared to most of my knives. To offset the length, the Fortis is very slim and lightweight for its size (only 4.83oz). The blade is right at 3.5″, and the thickness is .16″.

The Fortis is a “flipper” opening style knife, and the action is super smooth out of the box. This frame lock knife features all titanium handles and a titanium clip with a tip-up carry position.

The Fortis has several handle styles to choose from including titanium, G-10 and carbon fiber. The blade comes in a stone wash and a satin finish (mine is the satin finish). The blade is made from Bohler M390 stainless steel for all of you steel buffs out there. This was a pleasant surprise to me because the price point would not suggest such a high quality steel.

I personally really like the small amount of blue anodizing on the pocket clip and backspacer. I think they add a nice pop of color to an otherwise colorless knife.

Overall, I really enjoy this knife. It’s a bit on the larger side (probably not ideal if you’re looking for a more compact knife to carry), but for the quality of material/build that you get for the price, I think it’s a great buy.

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