Steel Sahlute fellow steel brothers and sistuhs!


Man the battle stations of the Steel Sahlute Enterprise!  All hands on deck and accounted for as I introduce this Star Trekky stlye knife.  Remember how slick the Star Trek Communicator was?  Just a flip, and Captain Kirk was magically connected to his crew?  So advanced.  So far ahead of it’s time.  So futuristic! So dad-gum cool.   

Introducing the Famars Lama pinless, double action, sidelock knife, automatic, just squeeze and wuh-tesh, you’ve engaged the blade.


Like you, I had not previously heard of Famars.  I had no clue who they were or what they made.  Heck, I had no idea they made anything.  I promise you though, you won’t soon forget about this knife.


Made in USA!   All parts are produced here in the US and hand assembled!
Model – LAMA
Action: Automatic, pinless sidelock knife
Blades: Satin finish, Standard & Tanto blade, 154CM Steel (Definition taken from 154CM: An American made premium grade stainless steel originally developed for tough industrial applications. Known for its best all-around qualities, it offers great corrosion resistance with good toughness and edge quality).
Handle: anodized Aluminum, Maple Burl wood inlay. Hand cut

For the options available please see the factory page and be amazed:


The TripleF: Fit, Finish & Functionality – 10.0
Smooth.  Sleek.  Refined.  Flawless. Impeccable.  Can I find any other words in my Thesaurus for perfect?  Not surprisingly, your natural inclination is to press the flush-set button to watch the knife bolt into the open, ready-to-cut position.  Oh, that is just too cool you think, so you repeat the process, not once but hundreds and hundreds of times.  And that’s just the first day.

As a knife reviewer, my intention was to see if I could make the knife malfunction.  Hasn’t happened yet. 

My brother in-laws couldn’t get enough either.   


Accessibility – 9.9
WOW, I hate to bump this down off of the prefect scale for one-tenth of a demerit, especially when this may very well be the easiest one-hand opening knife ever!  All that is required to bring forth the blade is thought….ok, not really, but a medium amount of squeeze from your thumb on the flush-set button and whopa……out comes shoots the blade.

The only drawback as far as scoring the accessibility factor is concerned is it has no clip.  That means to access the knife, you have to reach into your front or back pocket to extract it. I understand that’s a personal preference, but you know, when I grade on accessibility I want perfection and ease. 



Collectibility – 10.0
As I stated in my last review, anytime you pause and ponder – should I REALLY carry this knife, or should I just put it in the back of the sock drawer, scores the knife an automatic 10 on the Richter scale of collectibles knives.   Lest, I forget mentioning that these knives come handled in a variety of exotic materials.  No sir, nothing common for Famars knives.

Maybe you’d like your Famars Lama handled in brown fresh water shark, or rust elephant, blue ostrich, or black and white lizard…..or some sort of exotic wood.  Those are just small samplings of the offerings from Famars knife creations.  And, then, there’s the option of Damascus blades, and engravings.  Good lord have mercy!

Combine these options with a top-notch gift case, inside of a specially hand-crafted, made in the USA (putting a half dozen American workers back to work) gift box and a letter of authenticity and…….

Knife collectability has reached a new steel warp speed! 

Final Steel Sahlute Score = 9.97 Steel Sahlutes!

Mega Steel Sahlute to Steve “Hog” Hanner at for recommending the folks at Famars contact me to review this knife.  The marketing dude for , Tim Ross, fired me off an e-mail and here we are. 

Scott Rauber