Gear | October 4, 2017 9:00 am

Shinola’s New Knife Looks Like a Tiny Little Baby Shark

My, what sharp teeth you have

“If the steel is good,” says Michael Zieba of Zieba Knives, “then the knife is good.”

Considering he’s been able to carve himself a slice of the knife industry pie at age 30 and was named the Best New Maker at the 2016 Blade Show, we’d regard that as a sharp observation.

Knife in point: Crafted by Zieba at his Brooklyn studio as part of a collaboration project with Shinola, the MS3 Style Manhattan Pocket Knife has a 2.5-inch stainless steel blade that gives the entire piece a length of 6.75 inches when it is opened up. And, we’ll add, the overall look is not unlike a vicious, albeit tiny and little, hunting shark.

Zieba Knife (3 images)

Featuring a durable custom grey titanium body with blue anodized parts, the pocket knife opens smoothly and folds down fluidly into a pocket-sized package that shows off Zieba’s style. “I don’t want to copy anybody,” he says. “It’s more important to be unique and make something special.”

Priced at $295, the MS3 is guaranteed by  Zieba New York against flaws in craftsmanship.

If you’re in the market for a set of cutting-edge kitchen blades, Shinola and Zieba have also collaborated on a $750 trio of knives — a chef knife, utility knife and paring knife — in the past.