Viper DP Front Flipper with Black Timascus - M390

Product Description for Viper DP Front Flipper with Black Timascus - M390

Maker: Clyde Challenor (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,100.00
Item num: 108560
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Premium M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Bead blasted titanium with Black Timascus inlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding framelock front flipper with ceramic 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 Viper is an elegant front flipper that features a frame lock. The 3-1/2" blade and ergonomic handle are perfect for the task at hand. The 3-1/2 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 front flipper is extremely easy to use.
The blade is M390 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. M390 is 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 features a deep hollow grind for easy maintenance and a razor sharp edge. Jimping along the thumb ramp provides a secure thumb purchase.
The handle is bead blasted 6Al4V titanium. The frame surrounds an oversized barrel spacer that keeps the knife light, yet strong. Sections of Black Timascus (titanium/zirconium damascus) are inlaid into both sides of the knife, mounted with internal hardware. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days