Tighe Breaker Integral Button Lock Flipper with Carbon Fiber San Mai

Product Description for Tighe Breaker Integral Button Lock Flipper with Carbon Fiber San Mai

Maker: Brian Tighe (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97124
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.11 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: RWL-34 powdered metallurgical stainless steel set between layers of carbon fiber
Handle: Machined from one solid piece of carbon fiber
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Button Lock Flipper
Description: Brian Tighe creates unique, functional and visually appealing knives of the highest quality. His blades are the product of 25 years of experience in metallurgy artistry and tactical expertise. His new sculpted Tighe Breaker Integral model has some incredible details that demand your attention.
This Tighe Breaker Integral features a satin finished 3-3/4 inch blade made from premium RWL-34 stainless steel. RWL-34 is a powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is made from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel much higher strength and resistance to cracks and chips. As if the excellent steel wasn't enough, Brian Tighe created a new process here called carbon fiber san mai! Brian used a high temperature adhesive to bond carbon fiber to the sides of the blade after the blade was heat treated. The results are absolutely stunning!
The spear point blade is perfectly centered and the action is incredibly smooth. It can be deployed easily using the ambidextrous flipper or the dual thumbstuds. A button lock makes closing the blade with one hand a breeze!
The ergonomic carbon fiber handle has been heavily fluted providing a beautiful, yet incredibly comfortable grip. Most makers would have created two slabs of carbon fiber and set a spacer material in between. This integral handle is machined from one solid piece of carbon fiber, showing Brian's tremendous skill as a machinist. This construction keeps the knife incredibly light, making it weigh in at a mere 4 ounces! A zirconium pivot collar surrounds the custom pivot. Zirconium is a transitional metal that is primarily mined in South Africa and Australia. It is highly resistant to corrosion and scuffing. The knife is finished with a matching fluted zirconium deep carry pocket clip that is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
This is an exceptional knife from Tighe that you won't want to miss!

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