Review: Vosteed Acorn

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Vosteed’s newest knife, the Acorn, has all the makings of the next big thing. Every once in a while, a knifemaker tweaks all the knobs just right and one of their knives becomes an instant classic – the kind of knife that becomes so easily recommendable that it seems to be on Youtube channel, every Instagram feed, and every knife related Reddit all at once. The Acorn could be one of those.

Specs

Blade Length: 2.93″ | 74.50 mm

Overall Length: 6.92″ | 175.70 mm

Blade Thickness: 0.118″ | 3.00 mm

Blade Material: 14C28N

Weight: 3.14 oz | 89.00 g

Opener: Thumb Hole

Lock Type: Liner Lock

Pivot Assembly: Caged Ceramic Ball Bearing

Pocket Clip: Reversible | Stainless Steel

Carry Position: Tip-up

Observations from Use

In the intro to this review, I went off about the Acorn being a new instant classic. I’ll tell you why I think that based on my time with this knife…

Function – First, and most importantly, it’s a good knife. It has a useful blade shape with a tall, flat grind that renders thin, slicy edge geometry. The 14C28N blade steel is as good as it gets at this price. The grip is ergonomic, hand filling, and very comfortable regardless of how you hold it. This is designed to be an all-around cutting tool and it shows.

Size – It has that perfect EDC size. It’s big enough to do anything you need from an EDC knife but compact and thin enough to carry any time. There is a reason so many folding knives are released with a just under 3″ blade and just under 7″ overall length… and it isn’t just legality. It’s a useful side.

Features and Fidgets – The Acorn also has a lot the quality-of-life goodies that people like on an EDC knife. It has a crispy, well-tuned detent and very smooth action. There is plenty of jimping all around on this knife including a generous amount on the spine of the blade. There are multiple opening methods including an opening hole and front-flipper. The opening hole is large and well-shaped so that, coupled with the great action, it makes for satisfying fidgeting.

Good Looks – This is more subjective than a lot of the other metrics but I think this is a great-looking knife and that seems to be the consensus opinion online. The Acorn’s organic, balanced shape along with an eye-catching new pivot design, color-matched highlights (pivot and lanyard loop), and weathered canvas micarta makes for the kind of rugged good looks that seem popular right now.

Value – Last but not least, the Acorn fits in a lot of budgets. The everyday price comes in at the lower end of Vosteed’s line but the Acorn is currently on sale for 20% off which makes this knife under $40. It is going to find its way into a lot of pockets at that price.

Wrap Up

The Acorn is a stylish, all-around EDC knife at a good price. If you can pick one up during the introductory sale, you can make that a great price.

The 20% sale on Amazon runs through June 6th, 2024. The Acorn will sell for just $39.20 during that time. It is currently only available on Amazon: Vosteed Acorn on Amazon.com

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