Olight Drever folding pocket knife review – Olight’s first knife!

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REVIEW – If you’re a regular visitor around here or are interested in EDC gear, chances are high that you already know about Olight and its excellent flashlights. Now they are branching out into knives and I have their first one – The Drever. Let’s take a look.

What is it?

The Olight Drever is a folding pocket knife.

What’s in the box?

  • Olight Drever pocket knife
  • Canvas carrying pouch
  • User info
  • Challenge coin

Knife specifications

Overall Length: 7.99 in (203 mm)
Blade Length: 3.49 in (88.6 mm)
Handle Length: 4.50 in (114.4 mm)
Handle material: G10
Blade material: N690 Stainless Steel
Blade style: Sheepsfoot blade with full-flat grind and HRC60 hardness
Liner material: 3Cr13 Stainless Steel
Pocket clip material: 3Cr13 Stainless Steel
Weight: 3.42 oz (96.9 g)

Design and features

I was surprised to hear that Olight was branching out into pocket knives and then when I opened the package I noticed the protective pouch has Oknife embroidered on the flap. Will we see a new brand splitting off from Olight? Time will tell.

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The Olight (Oknife) Drever knife is available in Low-Key Black as shown here or in Refreshing Blue.

I’m normally not a big fan of all-black EDC gear, but I really like the vibe that the Drever gives off with it’s pop of blue on the pocket clip, thumb stud, and fastening hardware.

Looking at the knife from the top down, you will notice the jimping on the spine.

Flip it over and you can see matching jimping on the flipper tab.

Fully deployed, the Olight Drever pocket knife is 8 inches long making it the perfect length for almost any task.

The Low-Key version of the drever has a cool-looking stone-washed black blade that matches the scales.

There’s a generous finger choil that makes using this knife both comfortable and safe.

Speaking of safety, there’s a liner lock that prevents the blade from closing while fully deployed.

Even the lock has some jimping so that your finger won’t slip when you’re unlocking the blade.

Deploying the Olight Drever blade using the flipper tab has turned this pocket knife into a fidget toy for me; a really freaking sharp fidget toy at that!

Opening and closing the knife becomes a fluid action once you get used to it. I’ve never been able to open a knife using the thumb studs and found the flipper tab to be much easier.

I didn’t try felling a tree or carving my own avatar from a wooden post with this knife, but I did test it opening boxes which seems to be the number one task for pocket knives in my opinion. It passed with flying colors which wasn’t a surprise. I used the Drever to slice through corrugated cardboard and it had no issues. I even tried to whittle a little bit and although I have nothing to show you, I can say that it is up for that task as well and so far the edge is just as sharp as the day I received the knife.

See it in action

What I like

  • Well made and attractive
  • Good balance
  • Smooth opening with the flipper tab

What I’d change

  • I can’t think of anything

Final thoughts

The Olight Drever pocket knife is Olight’s first knife and if this is any indication of things to come, I think it’s safe to say that their knives will become as popular as their flashlights. I give the Olight Drever two thumbs up because I’m happy to say that I still have my thumbs after reviewing this pocket knife!

Price: $69.95
Where to buy: Olight
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Olight.

12 thoughts on “Olight Drever folding pocket knife review – Olight’s first knife!”

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  2. Looks like the handle material is carbon fiber composite. The cool patterns come from the various layers intersecting with the contouring. Very nice! Good price too.

    1. Please recommend better flashlight companies. I’ve got an olight and find it a quality light. Of course that’s in comparison with a number of discount units from Amazon which are adequate. I’d love to check out higher quality than what I’m used to.

    2. Yeah I have had less than stellar experiences with their flashlights and have sworn them off. I can’t imagine their knives are gonna be setting the world on fire.

    3. Seriously. You’ve had that poor of luck with them eh? I have a few Olights that have outlasted my trusty Surefires over the years, with one that failed spectacularly after a year of daily carry. My streamlights have all been solid “meh” in terms of build and performance and the few other brands I have floating around have been hit and miss.
      Olight has been a huge surprise to me in making a great performing light at a fraction of the cost of my Surefires. Yeah, I hate that they aren’t made in the USA – something I gladly pay more for as I firmly believe in USA engineered and produced goods, but I can say I’ve had excellent luck with them and really like their design and finish, especially the titanium and copper variants.
      I have several that have been through the ringer and continue to perform.
      I’ll continue to trust Surefire for my weapon lights as I’m bought into that ecosystem, but for edc and general out and about lights, I’d have a hard time not putting an Olight in my pocket.
      Obviously, ymmv.

    4. snap-cracke-pop

      The knives are made by Kizer.
      I have the ‘Splint’…these knives are surprisingly superb.
      Excellent fit, finish, tolerances.
      SHARP !
      Got mine at their insane intro price.

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