Vosteed Mini Nightshade Review: Perfect EDC for Your Pocket

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The Lowdown

The Vosteed Mini Nightshade is a fantastic option for daily pocket carry. It is made with high-quality materials and is lightweight. The handy pocket clip is usable but also out of the way when unused. The blade holds an edge for long periods, even with daily use. I love the aesthetics of the knife, and the carbon fiber handle makes it both lightweight and strong.

Overall
5

Pros

  • Ergonomic design
  • Lightweight
  • Crossbar lock assembly
  • Smooth action
  • Holds an edge after many uses

Cons

A great pocketknife is a handy tool for many daily tasks. If I have pockets, I always have a knife on me. Daily carry can be rough on a pocket knife, so having a sharp, rugged knife is at the top of my list. I was recently sent the Vosteed Mini Nightshade to carry; let’s take a look at its performance.

The Vosteed Mini Nightshade is a Shilin cutter pocket knife sporting a crossbar lock; it has an S35VN 2.6″ blade, which offers a combination of durability, hardness, and impressive edge retention. The knife came out of the box super sharp and still holds a perfect edge after weeks of daily use.

Vosteed Mini Nightshade and case

The Vosteed Mini Nightshade’s handle is eggplant-shaped, which is great for ergonomics. It is a relatively small knife, but I have no problem using it for any task. The carbon fiber handle is attractive, strong, and light. The knife is surprisingly light while also having great performance.

Vosteed Mini Nightshade with blade open

The Vosteed Mini Nightshade is the first pocket knife I have used with the crossbar lock mechanism. While closing the knife is not single-handed, I like this mechanism. It glides open easily and precisely and locks the blade for worry-free, safe use.

Vosteed Mini Nightshade opened next to its carry case

Thumb studs are included for quick and effortless one-handed blade opening. Their placement is perfect, making the Vosteed Mini Nightshade easy and safe to open. The knife uses ceramic ball bearings, and the opening and closing are smooth.

Thumb stud on the Vosteed Mini Nightshade's blade

The Vosteed Mini Nightshade is a fantastic option for daily pocket carry. It is made with high-quality materials and is lightweight. The handy pocket clip is usable but also out of the way when unused. The blade holds an edge for long periods, even with daily use. I love the aesthetics of the knife, and the carbon fiber handle makes it both lightweight and strong.

If you want an everyday carry pocket knife option of the highest quality that will not break the bank, give the Vosteed Mini Nightshade a look. I promise you will not be disappointed.

The Vosteed Mini Nightshade retails for $99.00; it is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Ergonomic design; Lightweight; Crossbar lock assembly; Smooth action; Holds an edge after many uses

What Needs Improvement: Nothing

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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.

2 Comments on "Vosteed Mini Nightshade Review: Perfect EDC for Your Pocket"

  1. Lightweight is nice

  2. I like the design and its size, and that it’s lightweight.

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