Lionsteel Knives

LionSteel has been producing premium knives in Maniago, Italy since the late 1960s when founder Gianni Pauletta began handmaking his own pocket knives. Today, sons Gino and Gianni Pauletta collaborate with master knifemakers like Gudy van Poppel to create LionSteel’s exceptional everyday carry and fixed blade knives.
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Discover LionSteel’s Specialized Knife Making Process

LionSteel knives are made with precision machining paired with hand finishing and assembly for stunning fit and finish. Their blades use high carbon stainless steels and top quality material while handles utilize materials like olive wood, carbon fiber, titanium and leather. The Pauletta family stills oversees the operation, turning these into one of the most traditional knifemaking families.

Spotlights on Top LionSteel Knife Models

The LionSteel TRE THREE RAPID EXCHANGE FLIPPER features slim yet rugged frame lock folding knives made in collaboration with van Poppel. The TRE has an M390 steel blade, titanium handle scales, ultra smooth flipper opening mechanism and left/right carry options.

In fixed blades, their LIONSTEEL WILLY has a satin-finished M390 steel blade jointed to a Solid handle through a durable Titanium guard.

Innovations that Set LionSteel Apart

A standout is LionSteel’s proprietary Molletta pocket clip system with enclosed lanyard loop to prevent snags. The oval wheel clip draws from their traditional Italian knife making roots for secure carry. Limited edition runs allow unique natural materials like mammoth tooth inlays.

Comparing LionSteel to Other Premium Brands

Unlike mass-produced tactical brands, every LionSteel knife has artisan handmade quality with strict quality control. The collaborations with esteemed knifemakers showcase true Italian mastery of both form and function. LionSteel brings generations of tradition paired with modern machining that competing Italian knifemakers simply don’t offer to the same caliber.

Their designs carry on the legacy of Maniago knife making while evolving products to exceed the needs of demanding knife enthusiasts and everyday users alike. This heritage sets LionSteel apart as a premium brand that deserves recognition alongside names like Benchmade and Spyderco.


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