Andre De Villiers Knives Badlands Bowie Flipper Knife 4" VG-10 Damascus Clip Point Blade, Hex Milled Titanium Handles with White Bone Inlays
ADVBLDAM: Customized Damascus Badlands Bowie Folding Knife, White Bone
Andre De Villiers Knives
The Badlands Bowie is just about as menacing as a folding knife can get. It is outfitted with not only an intimidating look but a set of features that allow it to shine as a tactical and/or survival tool. Once you get past the Bowie blade that gives the Badlands its name, you have a set of double flippers, just like the DF Pathfinder which makes this a true fighting knife. Like the Emerson Wave, the flipper on the spine of the blade will automatically open the knife upon drawing it from the pocket, but it wasn't designed for that. Originally, the Wave was meant for actual knife fighting, protecting the back of your hand if your opponent's blade follows along the spine of yours.
The other thing that sets this knife apart from other tactical designs is the ergonomics. It's true many ADV handles are similar, but this one is by far the most comfortable we've ever felt. The addition of a second finger groove and the slight curvature of the overall shape (both not found on the original Butcher) make this knife extremely pleasant to hold and to use. It features a ball bearing pivot, roller-ball pocket clip, replaceable lockbar insert/overtravel arrestor, and inset Torx screw pivot that is the signature feature of Andre's work. Paul Hogan would agree; "this is a knife!"
- Blade Length: 4.0"
- Cutting Edge: 3.75"
- Closed Length: 5.0"
- Overall Length: 9.0"
- Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
- Blade Thickness: 0.189"
- Blade Style: Bowie
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Acid Etch
- Handle Material: Hex Milled Titanium with White Bone Inlays, Two-Tone Gold
- Handle Thickness: 0.57"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 7.8 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- Bronze Titanium Hardware
- White Bone Inlaid Backspacer
- Made in South Africa
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.
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.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
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