Vosteed Raccoon Button Lock Knife Review: A 4.36″ EDC Knife That’s Functional and Durable

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The Lowdown

The Vosteed Raccoon is an excellent option for everyday pocket knife carry. The design is balanced and attractive, and the materials are rugged and high quality. I especially like the smoothness of the opening and closing action. The handle fits nicely in my hand and is comfortable to use. This is a lot of knife for the money, and I recommend it for anyone looking to add to their carry lineup.

Overall
4.5

Pros

  • Rugged materials
  • Sharp blade
  • Smooth action
  • Perfect for everyday carry

Cons

  • The thumb stud would feel better placed if it were moved up the blade just a bit
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When someone asks me if I have my pocket knife, I always answer, “If I have pants on, I have my knife.”  A good pocket knife is my most used tool, and I always have one on me. I recently looked at the Vosteed Raccoon button lock knife to see if it is worth carrying every day, and I was pleased with my findings.

The Vosteed Raccoon is a 4.36″ long handle lock blade foldable knife. Available in several colors, the Micarta handles are comfortable and provide a rugged feel. At 3.39 ounces, the knife is lightweight, yet it carries enough heft to feel well-made and usable. The flat color and feel of the handles lend to easy handling and a great look.

Photo shows a closed Vosteed Raccoon button lock knife lying on a Vosteed patch

The pocket clip is reversible and includes a slot cover for the opposite side, and a lanyard hole is present. This gives users the ability to carry the best way they see fit, no matter what hand or pocket they use.

The carry clip on the Vosteed Raccoon button lock knife

A caged ball-bearing system and dual thumb studs make opening and closing the Vosteed Raccoon silky smooth. I would like to see the thumb studs placed further up the blade to make single-handed opening easier, but it is not a deal breaker.

The Vosteed Raccoon is one of the smoothest knives I carry; the blade moves smoothly open and closed and locks into place nicely. The button release is also smooth, and there is no play with the knife while open.

The button on the Vosteed Raccoon button lock knife

The 3.25″ drop point blade is made of Sandvik 14C28N steel bringing excellent corrosion resistance and making it easy to sharpen. The Vosteed Raccoon opens to 7.60,” and the blade width is just over an inch. I like the blade-to-handle ratio as the knife is balanced while opening and closing and, most of all, in use.

An opened Vosteed Raccoon button lock knife next to its blue retail box

The Vosteed Raccoon’s blade comes with a flat grind and is extremely sharp right out of the box. At .118 inch thickness, the blade is rugged and should be able to perform any task you throw at it.

The Vosteed Raccoon button lock knife partially opened in front of its blue retail box

The Vosteed Raccoon is an excellent option for everyday pocket knife carry. The design is balanced and attractive, and the materials are rugged and high quality. I especially like the smoothness of the opening and closing action. The handle fits nicely in my hand and is comfortable to use. This is a lot of knife for the money, and I recommend it for anyone looking to add to their carry lineup.

The Vosteed Raccoon retails for $59; it is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Rugged materials; Sharp blade; Smooth action

What Needs Improvement: The thumb stud would feel better placed if it were moved up the blade just a bit

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About the Author

Travis Ehrlich
Travis is a high school teacher and coach in a small South Texas town. His love for gadgets began at a very early age, and he has been a cross between a jock and a geek for most of his life. He has two boys and a wonderful wife who lets him be a gadget freak. He is a Mac convert and has drank the whole pitcher of Kool-Aid! He is also an avid guitar player and loves the outdoors, especially hunting with both a bow and rifle.