Raptor Framelock Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Damasteel Inlays

Product Description for Raptor Framelock Flipper with Carbon Fiber and Damasteel Inlays

Maker: Clyde Challenor (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100144
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.37 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Bead blasted titanium with carbon fiber and Damasteel inlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Framelock flipper with bearing pivot
Description: Clyde Challenor is a skilled knifemaker from Durban, South Africa. He has been making knives since 2014. Francois Nell designs the knives and graphics while Clyde brings them to life with his tremendous machining skills. Clyde's intent is to make exceptional knives using only the best materials available. His attention to detail comes through in all his work.
The Raptor is the largest model in Clyde's current arsenal of folding knife designs. The large 4 inch blade flips out with authority and locks firmly in place with the sturdy frame lock. The hardened steel lock insert ensures a perfect lockup with no lock stick. The knife has extremely smooth opening and closing action thanks to the ceramic bearing pivot. The ambidextrous flipper is extremely easy to use and creates a guard to prevent the hand from sliding over the blade during use. Clyde's custom signature pivot is easy to adjust and does not require special tools.
The blade is satin finished M390 stainless steel, a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. Its unique powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The blade is hollow ground for easy maintenance.
The handle is made from bead blasted 6Al4V titanium and features carbon fiber and Damasteel stainless damascus inlays on both sides. The frame surrounds a oversized barrel spacer that keeps the knife light, yet strong. The titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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