Tangent Prototype (5/10)

Product Description for Tangent Prototype (5/10)

Maker: Grant & Gavin Hawk (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91782
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.7 oz.
Blade: Odin's Eye stainless damascus by Damasteel
Handle: Titanium and carbon fiber
Style: IKBS folding flipper
Description: The Tangent is a unique folder from Grant and Gavin Hawk. This one is a prototype and is marked "PROTOTYPE 5/10". It features the IKBS ball bearing pivot, which makes the action extremely smooth and the flipping motion incredibly fast. The mechanism is easy to use for both right and left handed users.
The blade is formed from stainless Odin's Eye damascus forged by Damasteel. The blade will have exceptional edge holding and is very dramatic. A cobalt blue anodized double thumbstud is one method of fast opening. An alternative method is by using the unobtrusive flipper. A light but deliberate pull on the flipper and the blade jumps to attention!
High tech scales of satin rubbed carbon fiber sit atop titanium slabs which are anodized a vivid pattern of blues, purples, and golds. The placement of the inscribed prototype wording and numbers are cleverly submerged on the frame when the blade is closed, and rise into view when opened. An ingenious pivoting system derived from the Hawk Beetle is used in the Tangent. When the blade is opened, the lower section of the frame moves back and forward in a unique motion controlled by a silicone rubber bungee. Though the mechanism does not lock, when your finger rests on the lower section of the frame, it holds the blade open. A high tech pocket clip keeps the knife close at hand. It is mounted for tip down carry and can be moved to either side (for right or left handed use).

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