Andre De Villiers Knives Production Alien Flipper Knife 3.375" Replaceable M390 Blade with Bronze Frame, Bronze Integral Milled Titanium Handle
ADVALIENBZ2: Production Alien Integral Folding Knife, Bronze
Andre De Villiers Knives
It isn't often when you gaze upon a knife and immediately have a name fitting of the specimen in front of you, but that's precisely the case with the Alien from Andre De Villiers and Rike Knives. It combines Andre's unique design style with Rike's intriguing replaceable blade technology for a knife that is from the future...but here now. It follows in the footsteps of the Scavenger model, the first integral collaboration between the two that really put aesthetics at the forefront of the design but the ergonomics were not far behind. That knife is massive so for all those looking for a similar feature set in an everyday carry sized package - or are just fans of ADV or the blockbuster movies - the Alien is your knife.
It's pretty incredible when you think about it how much technology is packed into this compact folding knife and how it all works together so seamlessly. The M390 cutting edge is attached to the titanium blade frame with two Torx screws that allow for easy replacement and do not compromise or weaken the blade in any way. They act as a clamping system to pinch the blade in place and are low profile enough that they don't drag at all when cutting. The titanium blade frame features the same Alien-like machining as the handle, which incredibly is made from a single piece of titanium for the strength and precision provided to you by an integral design. This eliminates the need for handle hardware besides a pivot screw and pocket clip hardware and really allows the imagination to run wild. The end result is an impressive EDC piece that flips smoothly on a bearing pivot, locks up tightly with a replaceable lockbar insert/overtravel arrestor, feels rock-solid, and looks unlike anything else on the market.
- Blade Length: 3.375"
- Cutting Edge: 3.25"
- Closed Length: 4.375"
- Overall Length: 7.625"
- Blade Material: Milled Titanium with Replaceable Bohler M390 Cutting Edge
- Blade Thickness: 0.075"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Bead Blast
- Blade Frame: Bronze
- Handle Material: Integral Milled Titanium, Bronze
- Handle Thickness: 0.52"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Milled Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 2.61 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- Made in China