Andre De Villiers Knives Battle Cleaver Flipper Knife 4" M390 Black Cerakote Duplex Blade, Black Cerakote Titanium Handles with Brown C-Tek Inlays


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ADVBC69: Battle Cleaver Folding Knife, Brown C-Tek

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The Battle Cleaver is another evolution of the mid-tech Butcher design from Andre De Villiers that has undergone many changes during its existence. First, it was only a custom piece, then it became a mid-tech, then a Tac, then a Classic model, and so on. This Battle Cleaver is very similar to the Tac Butcher in terms of size, feeling, and weight... ie, everything but its blade shape. This one features a four-inch Bohler M390 recurve cleaver blade with a blood groove, duplex grind, and black cerakote finish. The handle is made from titanium with a brown C-Tek inlays on each side.

The pivot point is what sets this knife, and all ADV blades, apart from the others. It has an inset Torx screw that fits inside the pivot, allowing you to tighten down the pivot while adjusting the centering or overall smoothness of the action. That action is very smooth, to say the least. Jimping on the flipper tab is sharp and functional; really nothing was overlooked in this awesome design. Andre put in a large cutout relief to make closing the knife easier and has incorporated a replaceable lockbar insert that doubles as an overtravel arrestor. The milled titanium pocket clip on the Battle Cleaver allows for superior retention in thick pant pockets and incorporates a rolling ball design for an easier draw. This may not be your typical looking knife, but get it in your hand and you'll definitely warm up to the design thanks to all the great features it has and the fact that the action is on par with even the best flipping designs in the industry.


  • Blade Length: 4.0"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625"
  • Closed Length: 5.0"
  • Overall Length: 9.125"
  • Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.176"
  • Blade Style: Recurve Cleaver
  • Blade Grind: Duplex
  • Blade Finish: Black Cerakote
  • Handle Material: Titanium with Brown C-Tek Inlays
  • Handle Thickness: 0.57"
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Black Two-Tone Laser Etched Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 8.6 oz.
  • Designer: Andre De Villiers
  • Black Titanium Backspacer with C-Tek Inlay
  • Made in South Africa
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
M390 Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
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.
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