Andre De Villiers Knives Butcher UTL Flipper Knife 3.75" M390 Wharncliffe Laser Etched Simulated Hamon Blade, Milled Blurple Anodized Titanium Handles

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ADVBUTCHUTL15: Butcher UTL Flipper, Blurple
Andre De Villiers Knives
The Butcher is mid-tech design from Andre De Villiers that is one serious folder. It's smooth, fast, sharp, and stout - really everything one looks for in a tactical blade. The Butcher has a 3.75" Wharncliffe blade made from the excellent M390 stainless steel. This top-quality blade has a Simulated Hamon finish with laser etching. The handle is polished Titanium with blurple anodized accents and milling to add grip and reduce weight. They are produced in small batches which is what makes this knife a mid-tech instead of a full-on custom knife where each handle is made specifically for each knife. The titanium lock has a lockbar stabilizer/over travel mechanism similar to the Rotoblock and stabilizer that ZT uses. The pivot point, though, is what sets this knife apart from all 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 tang thumb ramp are sharp and functional, really nothing was overlooked on this awesome design. 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.
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.75"
  • Closed Length: 4.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.50"
  • Blade Material: M390 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.170"
  • Blade Shape: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Laser Etch with Simulated Hamon
  • Handle Material: Frag Pattern Titanium, Blurple
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Laser Etched Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 8.0 oz.
  • Designer: Andre De Villiers
  • Purple Laser Etched Titanium Backspacer
  • 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.