Andre De Villiers Knives Impi Slipjoint Folding Knife 3" D2 Spear Point Blade, Stainless Steel Handles with Rosewood Inlays
ADVIMPIRW: Impi Slipjoint, Rosewood
Andre De Villiers Knives
The Pocket Butcher was the first Andre De Villiers folder to utilize a traditional slipjoint mechanism and now the Impi is the second. Many people throughout the world are restricted when it comes to their everyday carry folding knife choice, living in countries that don't allow locking or one-hand opening designs. Others just want a knife with more classic styling yet built along the lines that have made ADV knives so popular around the world. Well, Andre now has the knife for you in the Impi, a Pocket Butcher with a spear point blade and a very stout slipjoint mechanism.
It is roughly the same size and shape as the Mini Tac Butcher yet is stylish in its own unique way. The 3" spear point blade is made from D2 tool steel with a blood groove to aid in the opening, no half-stop safety, and a script de Villiers logo. The handles are made from beautiful rosewood inlaid into brushed stainless steel frames with a steel back spring for a very solid feel. It takes a large amount of force to close the blade so you can perform heavy duty cutting tasks with this sturdy design. The index finger groove and tapered shape of the handle make for a very comfortable hand feel during use and it includes a lanyard hole integrated into the backspacer and a nylon carry pouch. If you've been looking for an overbuilt non-locking knife that is different that the Pocket Butcher from ADV, the Impi is your blade.
- Blade Length: 3.0"
- Cutting Edge: 2.625"
- Handle Length: 3.875"
- Overall Length: 6.875"
- Blade Steel: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.137"
- Blade Shape: Spear Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel with Rosewood Inlays
- Handle Thickness: 0.55"
- Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint
- Weight: 4.5 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- Includes a Nylon Pouch
- 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.
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.