Coltellerie Maserin, one of the stalwart Maniago, Italy manufacturers, is checking a lot of boxes for the EDC enthusiast with their latest knife, the AM-6. Designed by Attilio Morotti, the AM-6 builds on a gentleman’s folder everyday carry concept with plays on blade size, blade shape, and handle construction.
Unlike Fox, LionSteel, or Viper, Maserin tends to focus on cutlery outside of the EDC genre. With the AM-6, however, they’re targeting that use class specifically with a knife whose specs, across the board, speak to daily utility purposes. This is a medium-to-large knife, with a 3.66-inch blade length, shaped as a modified wharncliffe, with the tip raised up closer to the knife’s center line, bumping up piercing performance and imbuing the edge with some slicing-friendly curvature. All of these elements add up to something flexible and sturdy that still comes across as elegant.
The AM-6 opens with an ambidextrous thumb disk, and Maserin is making its blade from D2 steel, the standby semi-stainless that is now the benchmark for performance in budget- and entry-level knife categories – although it is worth noting that the AM-6 itself is positioned more in the mid-range costwise, with an MSRP starting at €148.
The gent’s folder DNA is perhaps most visible on the AM-6’s handle. Slender, spare, devoid of any pronounced grooves or curvature, it fits into the hand and pocket both without any drama. A spine-riding clip design, similar to stuff we’ve seen on Jon Graham’s Razel designs, give the AM-6 a trendy, technical feel. It also makes the knife nearly 100% ambidextrous; the only ‘handed’ component of the design is the titanium frame lock, present on both the G-10 front scale and full ti models.
Attilio “Atti” Morotti is an Italian custom maker and longtime collaborator with Maserin. The AM-6 is the sixth in a series of Maserin collabs that include knives of different sizes and builds.
Knife in Featured Image: Maserin AM-6