Andre De Villiers Knives Tanto Flipper Knife 3.75" VG-10 Damascus Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles with Red Carbon Fiber Inlays
ADVTANTODAM: Damascus Tanto Folding Knife, Red Carbon Fiber
Andre De Villiers Knives
The Tanto is not just a change in blade shape from the Butcher but it also incorporates a different handle design with a second finger groove. This addition and the slight curvature of the overall shape (both not found on the original Butcher) makes this knife extremely pleasant to hold and to use. It is outfitted with not only an intimidating look but a set of features that allow it to shine as a tactical and/or survival tool. The Japanese Tanto shape gives you some belly near the tip for slicing while the flat main edge will absolutely excel at chopping and batoning. It features a ball-bearing pivot, right-hand roller-ball titanium pocket clip, replaceable lockbar insert/overtravel arrestor, and inset Torx screw pivot that is the signature feature of Andre's work. We love this evolution of the Butcher design, or maybe more aptly put the evolution of the Harpoon design, it shares all the qualities that make that a great knife, plus the undeniable cool factor of a tanto blade.
- Blade Length: 3.75"
- Cutting Edge: 3.625"
- Closed Length: 5.125"
- Overall Length: 8.875"
- Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
- Blade Thickness: 0.185"
- Blade Style: Tanto
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Acid Etch
- Handle Material: Titanium with Red Carbon Fiber Inlays
- Handle Thickness: 0.61"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Bronze Titanium (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
- Weight: 7.3 oz.
- Designer: Andre De Villiers
- Bronze Titanium Backspacer with Red Carbon Fiber 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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