GiantMouse is releasing the new ACE Corta in Natural Canvas Micarta, Green Canvas Micarta, and Black G10. The Corta draws inspiration from the limited edition GM6, which launched in 2019.
ACE Corta Design
Vox and Ansø, the GiantMouse designers, repurposed the GM6 into a longer, lighter folder. It’s more suited for the outdoors and everyday tasks. Once you get the Corta in hand and flip it open, you’ll feel the function that was designed into this knife.
The “Corta” (conjugation of “cortar,” meaning “to cut”) is a small stout flipper with a pointy but strong blade that fires open like a rocket. The simple but beautiful lines of the Corta are a nod to Vox and Ansø’s Nordic heritage. The flat saber grind, combined with the blade’s sleek lines with straight back and classic edge line, give the blade an almost fang like look.
Blade and Knife Specifications
The new ACE Corta features a Brass backspacer paired with a Böhler M390 MICROCLEAN stainless steel blade. Each version comes with a different blade finish – Green Canvas is stonewashed, Natural Canvas is Satin, and the Black G10 sports a PVD finish.
Blade length is 3.1” (78mm), measured from tip to forward-most aspect of the frame, and 0.138” (3.5mm) thick. The handle is 4.18” (106mm) long, giving the knife an overall length of 7.3” (185mm). The Natural and Green Canvas versions weigh 3.8oz (107.8g), and the Black G10 weighs in a little heavier at 4oz (113.4g). For pricing and full specifications on each variant, visit https://www.giantmouse.com/
We haven’t gone hands on with the ACE Corta. However, based on our experience with the ACE Farley Slipjoint, we’re pretty confident that the new knife will be as nice as we’ve come to expect from GiantMouse. The Corta appears to slide nicely into the niche between tactical and functional. The reversible clip makes it useful for left and handed users, for example. Additionally, from our experience, flipper style knives are basically fidget spinners for adults, which is great fun.