Posted By: Martin Sanders
1 people found this review helpfulPairing an aerospace engineer with knife maker to the special forces makes one bad looking fighting knife with unreal tolerances. The tolerance are so tight the titanium liners are so clos to the blade that a piece of paper would barely fit between them and even loosening the pivot doesn't allow the blade to touch the liners and keeps perfectly centered while remaining the insanely light. Once this knife locks up there is absolutely no play and feels like you have a fixed blade in your hand. This is the only knife I've ever had that has completely felt that way. The G10 scales grip your hand and the jumping on the blade and handle allows for unlimited different grips. The clip rentetion is great. I have custom made blades, like a Phil Wilson, that will hold an edge longer than this knife but there are no production knives out there that would and there shouldn't be a need for a longer lasting edge on any pocket knife because this edge lasts and lasts and lasts. That's what the worlds best stainless steel (for holding an edge that is) gets you. Everyone has heard the old argument of stainless knives vs. carbon knives but this knife has more carbon than a carbon knife and more vanadium than Spyderco's K2 in CPM 10v or Lionsteel's own Molletta made K390 Tre (the only competition in edge retention out there and I own both and they can't keep up). CPM S125V cuts differently than any other steel I've encountered from K294 to S30V. It's like it wants to eat cardboard or slide like grease lightning through wood. The knife locks up and feels like a tank without having a super thick blade or scales although being new the lock sticks but it is already working its way out. This knife is like a midtech knife with a custom steel and custom tight tolerances. All this is the reason the price is so high. You will never see this steel in another production knife and only a very few custom knife makers use it. Bottom line this knife is a joy to flip, use, hold and show off and it looks good doing it.
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