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LMDTEMPEST: Tempest Folding Knife, Bronze Hardware
Liong Mah Designs
 
The Tempest is yet another superbly designed flipper from the talented and innovative Liong Mah. With its super swift and smooth action, this is one flipper you won't be able to put down. The Tempest is manufactured by Reate in China and meets all the rigorous quality specifications Liong sets for all of his knives. David Deng, owner and chief operator of Reate Knives, is quickly gaining recognition for producing amazing quality pieces for some of the industry's best knifemakers, including the Kwaiken by Todd Begg.

The Tempest looks and feels like the Remedy's big brother. The larger profile and well defined lines make all the features really stand out on this knife. This knife is everything you liked about the Remedy, but now on a larger scale. It features a 3.75" S35VN stainless steel blade with beautiful grind lines. The blade has a stonewash finish with polished flats that really stand out on the knife. The big belly on the blade makes it great for slicing and the tip is ground for devastating penetration. The titanium handles fit the hand like a glove and are comfortable no matter what size hands you have. The slight curve of the handle fills your hand perfectly locking it into place. The sculpted titanium pocket clip allows for right-hand, tip-up carry. The frame lock is sturdy, engages smoothly, and has a replaceable steel lockbar insert. This is another fantastic design by Liong Mah that leaves nothing wanting in this great flipper. Each knife comes with a Liong Mah Designs zipper pouch and bronze anodized hardware for that extra pizzazz.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.75" 
  • Closed Length: 5"
  • Overall Length: 8.625"
  • Blade Steel: S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Straight Back
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash with Polished Flats
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Milled Titanium (Tip Up)
  • Weight: 5.5 oz.
  • Bronze Anodized Hardware
  • Made by Reate Knives in China
Semi-Custom
Semi-Custom
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN
S35VN
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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James
CA
Dec 20, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Absolute perfection!
This knife is absolute perfection. The quality of the design and manufacturing are absolutely stellar. The clean, flowing lines & look of the blade (which is dead on, symmetrically ground), handle & clip are a well thought out & executed, totally integrated package.But the real quality is in the details that you can't see: skeleton cuts on the insides of the Ti handles to reduce weight (the knife balances perfectly), a hidden rotating stop pin, a hidden overtravel stop on the lock bar and caged roller bearings. At its price point, this knife is an absolute bargain and the standard which I will judge all of my future purchases, both production & custom.
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