Blink Blades Sphinx T Flipper Knife 2.8" Black Stonewashed M390 Tanto Blade, Milled Titanium Handles
BLBSPHINXT: Sphinx T Folding Knife, Tanto
A titanium front flipper knife using high-end blade steel that is reasonably priced did not exist, until now. The Sphinx is the answer to those who want a knife that doesn't take up their entire pocket, a knife that won't jab your hand when you reach into your pocket, a knife that will last a lifetime and stands out in a crowded knife market.
The Sphinx is a modern folding knife made with quality materials. It features a minimalist design that sacrifices no functionality. The Sphinx is your perfect everyday companion.
Not all knives are made equally. The Sphinx uses the best material available to ensure performance and longevity. The handles are made out of 6Al4V titanium or Grade 5 titanium. 6Al4V titanium is most commonly used in the aerospace and medical industry. Using this material allows the Sphinx to be lightweight and exceptionally strong.
The blade is made from Bohler M390. M390 is a 3rd generation powder metallurgy stainless steel. What does this mean? That blades made with M390 have extremely high wear resistance, high corrosion resistance, and enduring toughness, so your knife will stay sharp longer and be ready when you need it.
Using the correct small parts make a big difference in function. Captured ceramic bearings ensure a smooth opening knife and no lost balls during disassembly. A hidden "D" shaped pivot screw and a corresponding notch in the frame make adjusting the pivot a one tool job.
The Sphinx features a stainless steel lock bar insert that doubles as an over-travel stop. The lockbar insert provides a steel surface for the blade to mate up when the knife is locked open. This prolongs the life of the lockbar as well as prevents the lock from sticking. The over-travel stop does not allow the lockbar to be overextended so your knife continues to lock open safely.
The Sphinx started life as a sketch drawn on graph paper. The drawing represented the idea of the perfect "everyday carry knife" with a minimalist design that retains a strong presence. It is a knife you can depend on every day, and it won't scare your grandma.
The length of the blade comes in just under three inches making it long enough for most tasks and still legal to carry almost everywhere. It's a knife that will fit in the pocket and let you still access other items. There is nothing to catch your hand on or stab into your other belongings riding in your pocket.
After spending a few months using the prototype some small changes were made. First, the shape of the flipper tab was made slightly less sharp to make flipping the knife easier. Second, was the addition of relief cuts on the lock bar and handle to make disengaging the lock bar easier. The final change was going to a light stonewash on the DLC finish. This will keep the finish looking as good as day one after all the use you put it through.
- Blade Length: 2.80"
- Cutting Edge: 2.80"
- Closed Length: 3.90"
- Overall Length: 6.70"
- Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.128"
- Blade Style: Upswept Tanto
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Stonewashed Black DLC
- Handle Material: Stonewashed Black DLC 6Al4V Titanium
- Handle Thickness: 0.42"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Captured Ceramic Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Purple Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 2.6 oz.
- Designer: Michael Bologna
- Stainless Steel Lockbar Insert/Overtravel Arrestor
- Made in China by WE Knives