HTM Knives Darrel Ralph DDR Limited Edition Gun Hammer Torpedo Manual 3-1/2" M390 Plain Black Blade, Aluminum Handles

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HTMMFDRGHBHMGM390DLC: Limited Edition Manual DLC Coated M390 Gunhammer Torpedo
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The HTM Gun Hammer knives are USA Made tactical folders with true custom style that pack plenty of form and especially function. Designed by Darrel Ralph, the HTM Gun Hammer mid tech knife is available in a functional drop point Torpedo blade shape. It's an excellent EDC choice ready for self-defense, law enforcement officers, police & military tactical applications, in addition to being an outstanding knife for general utility & every day carry. The knife locks open with a .09" thick titanium lock bar, and is offered with the choice between manual flipper opening and the lightning fast SAO spring assisted open mechanism (faster than most switchblades without the legal hassles).
The Gunhammers are available in either a handsome non-glare finish, or the equally good-looking DLC coating which further armors the blade against extreme wear and scuffs. This is a special limited edition knife featuring Bohler M390 super steel, while the handles are aircraft aluminum protected by a durable Military "Type III" hard coating. The handles on all models are outfitted with 3D Machined ETAC grip pattern which gives you an absolute grip under even the most challenging conditions. No matter what your preferred blade style, coating and opening preference may be (Manual Flipper, or the DDR - SAO - spring assisted opener) you're certain to find the Darrel Ralph designed HTM Gun Hammer tactical folding knives are a perfect fit. 
"My design philosophy is simple...Advanced Innovative Designs while maintaining Form, Function, and Organic's" - Darrel Ralph.

Darrel Ralph is one of the true geniuses in the modern knife industry. An accomplished custom knife maker whose work is among the most sought-after in history, he is also an extremely talented engineer and inventor. In addition to his own Custom Knife Designs, Darrel has provided technical insights into the mechanical design and engineering for many knife companies. HTM is proud to bring the functional design characteristics, artistic vision, and engineering of Darrel Ralph to our line of knives.
The GH2 from HTM is modeled from the design of the Darrel Ralph's custom Gun Hammer folding knife. The M390 super steel versions are a special limited run and only available at
  • Military Type III hard coated aircraft aluminum frame
  • Maxx Glide Opening System
  • M390 super steel, DLC coated
  • Torpedo Blade Style
  • .09" Thick Titanium lock
  • Hardened wear parts
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Blade Steel: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel, 62HRC
  • Handle Material: 3D Machined ergonomic ETAC GRIP
  • Blade Style: Torpedo, Plain Edge
  • Blade Finish: Black DLC
  • Blade Length: 3-1/2"
  • Open length: 7-1/2"
  • Closed Length: 4"
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Weight: 5.2 oz. 
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 420027

Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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A. Wagner
Miami, FL
Aug 08, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Classic Gun Hammer
People who do their research, like the people who might read this review, know that HTM is not yet synonymous with "quality control." One cannot argue with the effort this knife makes to impress. Ergonomic shape, great blade-to-handle ratio, ball bearing pivot, and of course, M390 steel at 62 HRC. The Gun Hammer is fast becoming a truly classic design. Unfortunately, the execution was not to my taste. The aluminum scales, while robust, are not milled to reduce any weight. The lock up, at least on mine, came to me at 50%+. With titanium on M390, it is just a matter of time until blade play develops. And geez was that lock bar sticky. Finally, the edge of the blade nearly protrudes from the handle when closed in two places 1) at the tip of the blade near the bottom of the handle and 2) just above the flipper/choil. Number 1 virtually prevents a person from carrying tip up. Number 2 penalizes the finger that slips off of the flipper. In truth, the dangerous closed blade doesn't bother me much because I am careful and because it will be remedied as I sharpen the blade over time. But with M390, that could be years from now. Ultimately, I think I dodged a bullet. HTM is improving their products and their customer service is top notch, but this knife is far from perfect. It stole its four stars on blade steel and shape alone. The rest of it can take a hike.
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