Andre De Villiers Knives Battle Cleaver Flipper Knife 4.125" VG-10 Damascus Blade, Milled Titanium Handles with Mokuti Inlays and Pivot Collars
ADVBTLCLVDAMMK: Damascus Battle Cleaver Flipper, Mokuti
Andre De Villiers Knives
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 it was a Tac model, and so on and so forth. This Battle Cleaver is very similar to the Butcher in terms of size, feeling, weight...ie, everything but its blade shape. This one features a 4.125" VG-10 Damascus tactical cleaver style blade with a blood groove, high hollow grind, and bright acid etched finish. It even features the hanging hole on the top of the blade that is a trademark of all cleaver blades. The handle is made from milled titanium with frag milled mokuti inlays and pivot collars on each side, as well as on the partial titanium backspacer.
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: 4.125"
- Cutting Edge: 3.75"
- Closed Length: 5.125"
- Overall Length: 9.25"
- Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
- Blade Thickness: 0.177"
- Blade Style: Cleaver
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Acid Etch
- Handle Material: Blasted then Stonewashed Titanium with Frag Milled Mokuti Inlays
- Handle Thickness: 0.59"
- Locking Mechanism: Bolster
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 9.4 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- Mokuti Pivot Collars
- Titanium Backspacer with Mokuti Inlay
- 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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