Product review: SENCUT Fritch a good EDC pocket knife

Not long after returning from the 2023 SHOT Show earlier this year, I ended up in a correspondence thread with a representative from a company named We Knife. We Knife is a manufacturer of three different brands of knives; We Knife proper, CIVIVI Knives, and SENCUT. The representative was setting me up to get a knife for T and E and since I was scheduled to attend the Great American Outdoors Show, as they were too, she gave me a point of contact over there.


I met up with my contact at the We Knife table at the 2023 Great American Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, Pa. The tables had rows and rows of knives and after chatting up the representative, he handed me the SENCUT Fritch Flipper & Thumb Stud Knife I was eyeing. Full disclosure, We Knife gave me the T and E sample for keeps in return for me reviewing the product. I did buy another knife while there to give to a friend.

The Fritch model first attracted my attention because of its color. The handle is made of a material called G10 and the particular knife I selected was in the raw and natural color without dye, an iridescent looking seafoam green, or a shade of eau de Nil. G10 is a plastic composite which is classified as a “high pressure” fiberglass and noted to be the strongest of such materials.

What stood out to me once I started actually carrying and using the knife was how dull my former everyday carry knife was. The blade of the SENCUT Fritch is sharp and made of 9Cr18MoV, a high carbon stainless steel. Generally there are challenges associated with keeping and then sharpening the edge of a stainless blade, but after three plus months of EDC use of the knife, I’ve noticed no appreciable dulling of the 2.99 inch blade. The blade is sturdy and effortlessly would cut through whatever materials I threw at it. Since this is being reviewed as an EDC, that’s how I treated it, without going into a severe torture test of the knife. I did not shuck oysters with this unit, not that I would know how to do that anyhow.


To open the knife, there are three options. The knife is outfitted as a “flipper” design, meaning that it can be easily opened one handed using the index finger to flip open the blade by engaging the lever. The knife can also be opened one handed using the thumb stud that’s on the blade. And for those who wish, they could just grasp the back of the exposed blade with the hand not holding the knife and then rotate it open. When fully opened, the blade locks. The knife cannot be closed unless unlocked by depressing the liner lock style mechanism, which is easily manipulated by the thumb of the hand holding the knife.

When opening and closing, the blade travels fast and smooth. The knife has ceramic caged ball bearings to work as the bushing around the pivot point. The bearing does not need lubrication and I was told that as the knife wears in, the motion will become smoother and even more fluid. Users will find manipulating the knife open and closed to be effortless, as well as notice that deploying it from or putting it back into a pant’s pocket comes with ease. The strong stainless steel clip keeps the knife in one place, but is not overbearing.

The only negative thing to mention is that the back of the blade did have some finish wear from me carrying it. In my right front pant’s pocket I carry a pen, knife, and pen light all clipped next to another. The knife rubbing against the pen light did result in some finish wear on the knife. The light has had a good amount of wear of its own over the years from other knives rubbing against it. I will note that the prior EDC knife I carried did not have wear consistent with what I found on the SENCUT Fritch, so the finish must be harder on my former over the latter. However, given the tradeoffs between the two items, I’m partial to the SENCUT over what I used to carry.


The price of the knife is not a bank breaker. Online it’s listed for sale at $52.95 and the show price back in January was $46.00. That delta could be accounted for as it was probably a “show special,” and let’s be honest, inflation is spanking everyone hard these days. It can however also be grabbed at Amazon for $45.00.

Overall I’m very pleased with this SENCUT Fritch knife for use as an EDC. So far it’s holding up to what I’ve been tossing at it and it’s an upgrade over what I was carrying previously. I’ll continue to keep this piece in circulation as my primary EDC but will be giving it a break to perform a T and E on another knife. Given the modest price tag, you won’t be going broke if you give one of these knives a shot. I certainly would buy this knife knowing what I know about it, as well as try out one of the other products offered by We Knife, SENCUT, or CIVIVI Knives. I’ll be adding this family of companies to my list of where to buy from and these brands do seem like they’d fit the everyday carry needs of most people out there.

Specifications of the SENCUT Fritch knife from the product page:

Model Number: S22014-2
Model Name: Fritch

Overall Length: 7.02″ / 178.2mm
Width: 1.24″ / 31.4mm
Overall Height (Include Clip): 0.68″ / 17.2mm
Blade Length: 2.99″ / 76mm
Closed Length: 4.02″ / 102.2mm
Blade Thickness: 0.12″ / 3mm
Handle Thickness: 0.47″ / 12mm
Knife Weight: 3.34oz / 94.7g

Packing Dimension: 15.3*6.5*3.3cm
Total Weight After Packing: 5.83oz / 165.2g

Blade Material: 9Cr18MoV
Blade Hardness: 57-59HRC
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Black Stonewashed
Blade Type: Spey Point

Handle Material: G10
Handle Color/Finish: Natural
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Liner Color/Finish: Black

Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, L/R
Clip Material: Stainless Steel
Screws Material: Stainless Steel
Pivot Assembly: Caged Ceramic Ball Bearing
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock

Designer: SENCUT


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