This little knife is cute, sharp, and compact. It has a blade length of 2.64 inches, an overall length of 6.15 inches, and weighs only 2.53 ounces. At first glance, it reminded me of a mini-Sebenza. It's a well-designed knife that is deceptively small. Once you hold it in your hand, you realize just how compact it is. The handle is made of nicely milled and contoured G10 material with no hard angles. The liner lock cutout is quite pronounced, which is a good thing because it provides a solid grip for your hand to lock into. Despite its small size, it's easy to handle and control.
The blade is made of 14C28N, which is a budget super steel that I've grown to appreciate. The modified drop point shape is perfect for everyday tasks and has a great tip for detail cuts, despite lacking a lot of belly. The small size of the blade makes it ideal for those who live in states or countries with strict knife laws. Although I live in a place where I can legally carry almost anything, I still appreciate the compact size of the Chipmunk.
This knife is a true Vosteed product, featuring three deployment methods: thumb stud, front flipper, and rear flipper. I found front flipper deployment to be a bit tricky, but I think that's due to the size of my hands compared to the knife.
Overall, the knife performed well in all the tasks I put it to, mainly opening packages. I usually prefer knives with blade lengths of 3.5 to 4 inches, as they provide me with plenty of blade for everyday tasks, and the handle fits my average-sized hands. The Chipmunk is a great compact blade that should be popular with many people. It's also size-friendly for many regions and budgets. I love the design and hope that Vosteed will release a Chipmunk XL in the future.