F3 II / Olight S1A

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This combo features the F3 II by Boker, and the Olight S1A.

The Boker F3 II is the smaller version of the F3, both designed by Jesper Voxnaes. The F3 II is a much more carry-friendly option while keeping the design and functionality of the larger F3. The materials are also the same as the larger version (CMP-S35VN blade and titanium handles). The blade is right at 3”, only .25” shorter than the F3. The big difference is in the handle and weight of the knife. The handle measures 4” and 4.37oz, but the F3 comes in at 4.75” and 6.55oz. This really reduces the “bulk” some may feel with the F3, without sacrificing much of the blade size and length.

The clip and backspacer are anodized a nice blue color from the factory. I generally don’t do lanyard beads, but this set by Grumpy’s EDC just matched too perfectly to not add to this knife.

The Olight S1A is an awesome EDC light. It is powered by 1 AA battery, or a rechargeable 14500 battery. This is the stainless steel limited edition which comes in copper as well. The regular S1A will come in a anodized aluminium like the majority of lights from Olight.

The S1A has a max beam distance of 387’ and 4 brightness settings – .5, 5, 50, and 220 lumens, which is pretty impressive for a single AA battery. Even more impressive is the “turbo” mode that blasts 600 lumens for one minute with a 14500 rechargeable battery. Not bad for a light measuring just over 3”..

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