Due to their light weight and convenience, Zy-Ex handled lockbacks have gained enormous popularity over somewhat heavier, traditional lockbacks with metal bolsters and wooden scale handles. Our Voyager® Series represents the definitive generation of these ultra-light knives, a line of folders that are sure to be the standard by which others are judged for years to come!
Voyager® folders are, ounce for ounce, far stronger than 99% of our competitor's folders. They feature precision milled and hand fitted parts with extra stiff springs, providing a lock that is super reliable, yet requires little maintenance and is easy to keep clean. The blades are extremely wide and ground thin at the edge for tremendous shearing potential. This thin edge allows us to hone the blade to astounding sharpness. Plus, the cutting surface is continuously curved along its entire length for the most efficient possible slicing action. Because of the high carbon content in the stainless steel, you'll find that the sharpness really lasts a surprisingly long time.
If you like serrations, you'll really appreciate our exclusive pattern. It offers the aggressive ripping action of serrated teeth, but with a twist. Our design features groups of very small teeth separated by wide, shallow arcs. This results in the benefits of both a plain and a serrated edge, so that the knife still cuts smoothly through almost any material.
The Voyager® Series offers all the advantages of the latest in lockback construction technology including lightning-quick one-handed opening, light weight and strength. The result is an appealing look with very modern styling. Every detail has been designed for maximum performance from the reinforced pivot pin and stainless steel pocket clip, to the grooved thumb shelf on the back of the knife for extra traction. The Zy-Ex handles are somewhat oval shaped in cross-section, increasing strength and stiffness. Yet, the handle doesn't feel or appear thicker due to the subtly contoured design. Zy-Ex is unparalleled as a handle material, as it doesn't contract or expand in heat or cold, and has an advantage over metal handled knives in that it won’t become scratched or discolored with heavy use.
As tools, these lightweight, super sharp knives are appropriate in almost any environment from hunting and camping, to hiking and general utility chores. They can also readily fill specialty functions such as a boat or river knife, a chute knife or demanding police/survival/rescue applications.