WESN redesigned the classic pocket knife to make it even better for the outdoors


It’s rather easy to make a product better by just adding new features to it… but it’s incredibly difficult to design a better version of a classic product by focusing on the basics and improving on them. Meet the WESN Samla, a product so simple, so good, and so portable, it has all the hallmarks of an icon. Designed to be the one knife you carry with you on outdoor trips, the Samla’s simple design is reinforced by the use of the best materials for the job, and a user experience that will easily make it your favorite pocket knife.

The Samla by WESN falls well within the archetype of your pocket-knife. It comes with a friction hinge and can be deployed by simply pushing on a lever with your thumb to open the blade. The blade itself comes crafted from a high-durability Sandvik 14C28N Stainless Steel with a sheepsfoot design, making it ideal for chopping, slicing, carving, whittling, all the activities you’d find yourself doing in the outdoors. It sits within a handle made from either titanium or rosewood (depending on the variant you pick) with beveled edges, making it comfortable to hold and maneuver around. Opening the Samla is ridiculously simple too. The blade’s tang sticks out of the front, acting as a lever that lets you open the blade when you want. A friction hinge gives the blade just the right amount of resistance as you open it, and the absence of a locking mechanism means you can open and close the blade with just one hand, highlighting the Samla’s simple yet sophisticated user experience.

Measuring a mere 3.25 inches (8.2 cm) when closed and weighing between 1.2 ounces (rosewood variant) and 1.4 ounces (titanium variant), the WESN Samla is perfect for slipping into one of the many pockets on your outdoor jacket or cargo pants when you venture outdoors. The blade length and design is perfect for dicing veggies and prepping meat for your meals, but it’s also capable of easily cutting small branches for firewood, whittling away at twigs or using as a firestarter to spark flint, or even cleanly slicing through paracords. Like all of WESN’s products, the Samla echoes the minimalist ethos of Scandinavian design and is built to absolutely last. Each Samla comes with a lifetime warranty as well as a nifty veggie-tanned leather sheath to carry it along with you wherever you go!

Designer: Billy Chester of WESN

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The WESN Samla – A Friction Folding Pocket Knife

The Samla is WESN’s latest addition. It takes all the strength, quality, and craftsmanship you’d expect from a WESN blade – and packs it into their most compact, lightweight knife to date.

Designed to be the perfect food prep companion or precision cutting for hiking the trails, the Samla boasts a Sweden-sourced Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel blade. This top-grade steel gives ultimate hardness and corrosion resistance, with optimized chemistry to minimize microchipping and edge folding.

Features & Benefits

Light as a Feather: Even casual day-explorers know that weight matters. For a hiker’s knife, they knew they needed to make it compact and light as a feather, without compromising on toughness or durability. The titanium or wood scale handle measures a snug 3.25” in length, and just 0.25” in thickness. But this is a knife that punches well above its size – just 5.7” from foot to tip when fully open.

With Your Meals in Mind: Carry the only knife you need in your cook kit. The sharp, precise steel blade measures 2.45” and slices easily through prep work. It’s tough and versatile enough to cope with everyday repair tasks around camp, from slicing rope to cutting canvas.

The Trademark WESN Durability: Outstanding corrosion resistance means you can draw a bright, keen blade every time with minimal maintenance. Each component is treated with care and attention in their design: From the non-locking friction folder for a smooth, steady action to the phosphor bronze washers for long-lasting, corrosion-resistant performance.

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