Andre De Villiers Knives Classic Butcher #22 Flipper 4" S35VN Wharncliffe Satin Blade, Stonewashed Milled Titanium Handles
ADVCBSWH22: Classic Butcher, Stonewashed Holes #22
Andre De Villiers Knives
The Butcher is a mid-tech design from Andre De Villiers that is one serious folder and has undergone many changes during its existence. It's still smooth, fast, sharp, and stout—really everything one looks for in a tactical blade. The Classic Butcher has a 4" Wharncliffe blade made from the excellent CPM-S35VN stainless steel, with a clean brushed satin finish. Andre has removed the thumb disk from the Tac Butcher design but kept the swedge which gives the blade better piercing capabilities. The handle is milled blasted then stonewashed titanium with precise jimping on the thumb ramp for excellent purchase. This Classic Butcher is vintage 2016 and number 22 of a very limited production run.
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 pocket clip on the Classic Butcher has also been redesigned to allow for better 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: 3.75"
- Closed Length: 5.0"
- Overall Length: 9.0"
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.179"
- Blade Style: Wharncliffe
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Milled Titanium, Blasted then Stonewashed
- Handle Thickness: 0.53"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 7.4 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- 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 tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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