Andre De Villiers Knives Customized Tac Butcher Gen 2 Flipper Knife 4" S35VN Black Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber Inlay
ADVTACBUT2LSCF: Customized Tac Butcher Gen 2 Folding Knife, Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber
Andre De Villiers Knives
The Butcher is a mid-tech design from Andre De Villiers that is one serious folder. Now it's available in a Gen 2 Tactical model with some added and upgraded features. It's still smooth, fast, sharp, and stout - really everything one looks for in a tactical blade. This generation Tac Butcher has a longer 4" Sheepsfoot blade made from CPM-S35VN steel with a black stonewashed finish. The larger handle, made from chevron milled titanium, gives the user more real estate to grip - perfect for gloved or larger size hands. Lightning strike carbon fiber inlays and copper pivot collars help set this knife apart from lesser models.
Andre kept the ambidextrous thumb disk and swedge from previous models but removed the lockbar stabilizer that Rick Hinderer uses in favor of a replaceable lockbar insert that doubles as an overtravel arrestor. A redesigned milled titanium pocket clip is the final addition Andre went with on the Gen 2 Tac Butcher, a big improvement over the spring clip design. Every other aspect that made the Butcher so popular including the flipping action and overbuilt toughness is retained, which makes this knife a perfect choice for your next deployment or night out on the town.
The pivot point 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 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 the ergonomics are spot on. 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.
- Blade Length: 4.0"
- Cutting Edge: 3.70"
- Closed Length: 5.0"
- Overall Length: 9.0"
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.179"
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Black Stonewash
- Handle Material: Chevron Milled Titanium with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber Inlay
- Handle Thickness: 0.57"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 7.6 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- Gold Titanium Backspacer with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber Inlay
- Copper Pivot Collars
- 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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