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Style# 51059

Min-Pin Folding Knife - Plain Edge

Average rating of 93%

Regular Price: $32.99

Special Price $23.99

Purpose Built

Part of the 5.11® " Little Big Knives" series, the Mini-pin Folding Knife was engineered in partnership with world renowned blade exert Mike Vellekamp to provide superior performance, durability, and craftsmanship in a palm-sized package. The 2.85” plain edge trailing point blade is crafted from AUS 8 steel heat treated to HRC 57-60 hardness, providing maximum tensile strength and edge retention. A black oxide coating on the blade and liners reduces glint while repelling stains and moisture, and injection molded battleship grey liners are textured for a confident grip. Includes a Teflon® coated knife clip with left and right hand carry options.



  • Superior performance in a palm-sized package
  • Black oxide coated blade and liners
  • Injection molded, textured grip
  • Lanyard hole



  • Engineered in partnership with Mike Vellekamp
  • AUS 8 steel, HRC 57-60 hardness
  • 2.85” plain edge trailing point blade
  • Includes Teflon® coated carry clip
  • Imported


Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 8 reviews)

93 %

Min Pin folding knife


From Jim


Great knife I have two of them I carry it everyday not too big or to small

Amazing knife for the price.


From nickygym

from San Diego, Ca

This knife is way better than I expected. I have had this for over 1 year. It is so good, that I'm also going to purchase the other model that has a green body.

Very handy


From Stitch

from Grand Island, NE

This is an easy to carry EDC for me. Although I have big hands, the grips fit me nicely and do not hang up in pockets. I prefer G10, but for the price, I feel these are a bargain. The blade steel is good and the sharpness is fantastic! An easy to use knife, right out of the box! I also own one of the CUB MASTER knives from this company - tough and wicked little karambit!

So good I got one for Family.


From Sgt.

from Chico, CA

I bought one of these knives several months ago. It is a great light weight, fast deploying, utility knife. I mainly use it for off duty carry and administrative chores. However as an edged defense weapon it would shine as well. I particularly like how the blade has an indent adjacent to the frame for your index finger to ride. This promotes blade control but also prevents you fingers from getting lacerated if the liner lock either fails or is disengaged while you are engaged(I've not had this happen, just an observation). I gave this knife top marks for what it is, a great light weight, sharp, every day carry knife. I didn't rate it for durability as I have only owned it for 5 months.

nice to cary


From aris karaboulas

from athens-grecce

is an honest market for its value.
is very practical and light also quite sharp and durable for everyday tasks. I'm Detective and I always carry my service .. I would prefer a different handle to be offered for self-defense.

small and exquisite


From Masili

from Lancaster,CA.

small and exquisite

Great for daily carry


From Thrillho

from San Diego

I am constantly looking for a daily carry knife that isn't too beefy, nor too slight. This really seems to fit the bill. I am not in LE, but carry a knife daily in a business environment.

The clip is excellent. Good retention, but also easy to take on and off. Although it was already set up how I wanted it, i thought it was a nice touch to include the torx wrench to switch the clip to the other side.

Handle was mentioned as a "con" only for those who prefer a G-10 type handle. The molded plastic isn't particularly "grippy," which is perfect for my use in that it doesn't hang up on your pocket. But some may not like that feature.

Overall i am very happy with the fact that there are really no sharp edges (other than the blade of course) or any areas to get snagged on clothes or tear up your hands on this knife. Getting it in and out of your pocket, and opening and closing the blade are easy.

All things equal, this is a great knife for under $30. It is an import, but the workmanship, fit and finish are excellent. I own higher end knives, but you would be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck with the Min-Pin. Nice job, 5.11

A Mean Little Knife


From Tom the Firefighter

from Quincy, IL

I use this knife at the Fire Department each duty day. I also carry it in daily use much of the time. This medium sized knife is very sharp and easy to handle. It has a good feel and is everything that I expected, quality wise, with having the name brand of 511.

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