Superbad Slipjoint Folder with Burgundy Micarta with Skull Inlay

Product Description for Superbad Slipjoint Folder with Burgundy Micarta with Skull Inlay

Maker: Franck Souville (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100480
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: Premium Bohler Elmax stainless steel with an acidwash finish
Handle: Burgundy Micarta with skull inlay
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Franck Souville is a knifemaker and blacksmith from Montgesoye, France. He creates forged fixed blades as well as slipjoints and friction folders both in modern and classic styles. This SuperBad model is a Tashi Bharucha design which in turn was based on Franck's Bad Guy slip joint folder. This massive slip joint folder is definitely SuperBad!!
The broad clip point blade is flat ground from acidwashed premium Bohler ELMAX stainless steel. ELMAX provides the extreme edge retention, high strength, and toughness a hard-use knife demands. High wear resistance in a steel usually means low corrosion resistance, but not with ELMAX. With this advanced steel, you get both properties.
The blade can be opened with two hands using the oversized nail nick. The action is smooth and the blade snaps firmly into place. It is well centered. There is no doubt this slip joint will be up to heavier duty tasks than most other slip joints.
The handle is formed from burgundy Micarta secured using three pins. A stainless steel stylized skull (Souville's insignia) has been inlaid into the left side of the handle. Stainless steel liners and backbar keep the knife durable and strong. A leather lanyard and textured beads are included with the knife.
Excellent work throughout from a maker rarely seen in the US!

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