Links with Polished, Flame Finished Titanium - PROTOTYPE 19/20
Product Description for Links with Polished, Flame Finished Titanium - PROTOTYPE 19/20
Maker: Grant & Gavin Hawk (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91464
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 4.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.32 oz.
Blade: Uddeholm Elmax powder metallurgical (3rd Gen PM) stainless steel
Handle: Stacked, polished flame finished titanium
Style: Folding flipper - unique mechanism
Description: This knife just won Blade Magazine's "Most Innovative Design Custom Knife of the Year 2013" at Blade Show. This particular piece is the 19th of 20 prototypes made. It uses a non-locking toggle mechanism, and when you grip the handle the knife is secured in a 'locked' open position. For extra security there is a safety that can be engaged. It also has the IKBS ball bearing system, which ensures the action is extremely smooth and the flipping motion incredibly fast. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. When the flipper is pressed, the lower section of the frame moves back and forward in a unique motion. The toggle mechanism is easy to use for both right and left handed users.
Grant and Gavin Hawk are a father and son team. They have been making knives since 1995 in Idaho City, ID. They have many unique mechanisms to their credit, including the Ti Lock, which is produced by Chris Reeve Knives, and their very own Beetle. The blade of their new Links is formed from stainless Elmax, which is a third generation powder metallurgy stainless steel. The granule size of the metal powder is very small, and the performance of Elmax is far superior to S30V. Elmax is much tougher and has far better edge holding. It is an amazing steel!
High tech handles of three different toned layers of titanium comprise the handle. The underlying grey, then muted flame finished blues and darker greys, and then a polished brilliant colorful outer anodized layer all come together to give a futuristic appeal. Blues, purples, and oranges swirl together and immediately catch the eye. Brilliant blue anodized internal parts, spacers, and double thumb studs complement the vision. A high tech pocket clip keeps the knife accessible, and is mounted for tip up carry and can be moved to either side (for right or left handed use). An awesome piece, that will surely be your new favorite -- not to mention a prototype of things to come from this team!
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