MAM® 2046 Sportive Folding Knife

MSRP: $21.95
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  • Good balance of performance and value
  • Thin stainless steel blade – great for slicing
  • Flat-sided handle rides better in your pocket
  • Secure liner lock
  • Food prep & many camp chores
  • Lighter than Opinel – just 1.08 oz (30.6 g)


The MAM® 2046 Sportive is a unique folding utility knife with a rich history and a good balance of performance and value. With a corrosion-resistant stainless steel blade, ergonomic handle, and secure liner lock, this knife is a ready companion for backpacking and camping adventures. The thin blade is perfectly suited for slicing fruit and cutting salami or cheese but also excels at many camp chores like cutting cordage, opening food packages, or feathering sticks. And it’s 19% lighter than the similar-sized Opinel No. 7 at just 1.08 oz (30.6 g).

MAM Filmam is a Portuguese company, family owned and operated since 1870. They’ve excelled at manufacturing essential tools with an outstanding price/performance ratio. Similar in quality and economy to the better-known Opinel, MAM knives have developed their own unique character.

The Inox stainless steel used for the blade is made by ThyssenKrupp in Germany and is specially tempered to achieve a hardness greater than 56 HRC. It has a daring clip-point design with a flat grind and a plain edge. The blade is thin yet strong which is great for slicing.

The ergonomic handle fits perfectly in your hand for maximum comfort and control. Crafted from fine French beechwood, the handle is very light yet strong. And the sides are flat so it rides better in your pocket.

MAM knives feature a unique liner lock for open and closed security with a click. The liner lock works opposite most others, but we find it simple to adapt and easier to use than an Opinel lock. Release is accomplished with the same hand holding the knife. For righties, simply use your index finger to press and release the lock. For lefties, just press with your thumb. You can open/close with one hand with the aid of your leg.


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Model: 2046

Open Length: 7.21 in. (183.1 mm)

Closed Dimensions (LxWxT): 3.95 x 0.99 x 0.55 in. (100.4 x 25.2 x 14 mm)

Weight: 1.08 oz (30.6 g)

Blade Steel: German Inox stainless steel

Blade Hardness: 56 HRC

Blade Dimensions (LxWxT): 3.26 x 0.73 x 0.062 in. (82.8 x 18.5 x 1.57 mm)

Edge Length: 3.15 in. (80 mm)

Blade Style: Clip point

Blade Grind: Flat grind

Edge Grind: Plain edge

Handle Material: Beechwood

Handle Color: Brown

Handle Dimensions (LxWxT): 3.95 x 1.02 x 0.55 in. (100.3 x 26 x 14 mm)

Blade Lock: Liner lock

Lanyard Hole: None

Pocket Clip: None



  • Very sharp. To avoid possible injury, point blades/tips away from you and others and use with caution when handling. Close or keep covered when not in use.
  • Keep away from children to avoid injury.

In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

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  • 5
    Great Value and surprisingly good

    Posted by Shelley on 26th May 2022

    Got this on whim to try as this site has great lightweight "finds". I really like my Spyderco ladybug as super lightweight with good quality for backpacking. This is a bit longer to cut cheese on trail. I bought 2 more and bring to work to cut food as can leave in my drawer (as other regular kitchen knives "disappeared"). The description is spot on as lightweight, feels good and cheap!

  • 5
    I’ve bought 2 so far

    Posted by William McCaffrey on 8th Jan 2021

    Growing up I was in Boy Scouts. I’ve had the good fortune of traveling on international expeditions for work. I only mention these pieces of information to say this is my favorite knife I’ve ever owed. It’s razor sharp and super light. I use it for minor household tasks. I use it to harvest plants in my garden. It performs just as well for camp tasks and cooking in the backcountry. My girlfriend also loved it so much that I bought her one as well. I’m sure I will buy more for friends and family in the future.