The ACE Nimbus is the perfect outdoors companion. It may look like a futuristic folder, with its straight lines and subtle chamfering, but it is actually very true to the lines found in many Nordic tool knives.
A strong, capable knife, with a sleek useful puuku-like blade profile, the Nimbus cuts like a dream due to the high full flat grind and thin edge. A modern looking folder with attitude and a ton of cutting power.
Our inspiration for the ACE Nimbus came from the classic Danish motorcycle of the same name. The Nimbus motorcycle, originally conceived in 1915 by Danish Designer Peder Fisker, was in production from 1919 to 1960. In an article about the 1957 Type C Nimbus, ‘Motorcycle Classics’ writes that the Nimbus is “not the machine you want for running along the Interstate at 80mph or ripping past Porsches while going over 12,000ft Independence Pass. This was intended to be a utilitarian workhorse, a back-woods hauler; run it slow, and it would run nigh on forever.”
Borrowing from the rugged, utilitarian design objectives of the Nimbus motorcycle, this knife is our take on a great “tool knife”. If you are looking for a trick knife to middle-finger flick and play with during office breaks, we have other options coming in the ACE-line. The ACE Nimbus is the knife you’ll want to keep in your winter coat, backpack, working jeans or toolbox. The sort of knife that will be there when you need it. The strong clip and grippy G10 will keep it secure in your pocket, and fill your hand in the way a good tool should. This is the kind of knife you will love to use for years to come.
Blade Steel: Böhler M390 MICROCLEAN stainless steel. Satin finish.
Handle: Black G10.
Clip: Wire - Reversible.
Liner: AISI 420 Hardened - Bead Blasted.
Pivot Mechanism: Ball bearings.
Locking Mechanism: Liner lock.
Blade Length: 3" (76.2mm) - measured from tip to forward-most aspect of frame
Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5mm)
Handle Length: 4.375" (111.125mm)
Overall Length: 7.25" (184.15mm)
Weight: 4.1oz (116.23g)