everyday carry knife review

Knife Review: Vero Engineering Axon Mini

Vero Engineering first came onto my radar via Instagram and Facebook. I would regularly see their knives posted and they caught my eye. Initially I was drawn to their aesthetic. When I made the Axon Mini purchase, I only had one or two other knives that came in near the $200 mark. I was hesitant to ‘splurge’ at that price point but ultimately I decided to go for it. One other thing about Vero is that most of their offerings were larger than I wanted. Which is why the Axon Mini was perfect for me, it’s size. Once I had the knife in hand I knew it was worth every penny. I also knew this would not be my only purchase from Vero Engineering.

Technical Specifications

Overall Length: 6.5″ (165.1mm)
Closed Length: 3.70″ (94.0mm)
Overall Width: 0.65″ (16.5mm)
Blade Length: 2.83″ (72.0mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.12″ (3.0mm)
Blade Steel: Böhler M390
Cutting Edge: 2.60″ (66.0mm)
Weight: 2.2oz (62g)
Designer: Joseph Vero

Impressions of the Vero Engineering Axon Mini

When I first unpacked this knife, I was really impressed by the quality. The machining is precise on everything and the whole design language of the knife is so pristine. It’s a knife you can sit and simply admire or fidget with. The deployment is so smooth and fast. I prefer to front flip this one, even though you can flick it open with a finger or thumb. Personally I find the thumb deployment difficult so I stick to the front flip.

I love the many details you find when looking over the knife. There is a serial number near the liner lock, the logo shows up twice and there is even a slight notch in the pocket clip at the deepest part of the clip so that it will settle in place. The jimping is not sharp but still grippy. The blade centering is right on. Everything looks good and functions properly. If I were to complain about something it would be that the clip isn’t truly deep carry. Other than that, I think this is the perfect knife.


I’m a big fan of the Axon Mino and of Vero Engineering in general. Joseph does an awesome job with the designs and there is a definite look to his knives that I have come to appreciate. Although this knife and most of the others are not available, he does frequent drops (so sign up for their newsletter). There’s also a strong secondary market and Facebook groups both for fans and for sales. If you’re interested in learning more or in a knife, I highly recommend these pages. Vero Engineering Group and Vero Engineering Marketplace

What do you think of the review? Do you agree or disagree with anything in here? Let me know int he comments below, I love hearing what you think.

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