Gingrich Tactical Innovations GTI Delta Lock Flipper Knife 3.25" Satin BD1 Blade, Titanium Handles - Delta Lock Folder


GTIDLF: Delta Lock Folder
Gingrich Tactical Innovations
From the innovative mind of Justin Gingrich / Gingrich Tactical Innovations, comes a sturdy titanium flipper with a new, incredibly strong mechanism, the Delta Lock!

The centerpiece of this new blade is the patent-pending Delta Lock. Whereas a traditional frame lock only engages the tang at a single point, the Delta Lock forms a V-shaped cutout that interfaces with four different surfaces on the tang, preventing movement in any direction and creating one of the strongest setups we have seen here at KnifeCenter. You feel it in your bones when this knife locks open - truly vault like with no blade play. When you are ready to close, it is as easy to use as any locking liner or frame.

Another bonus to the Delta Lock - the point of the tang that rests in the bottom of the V doubles as a glass-breaker when the blade is closed, adding a fearsome dose of aggression to this knife.

The BD1 stainless steel blade rotates open with smooth and repeatable action from the flipper or dual thumbstuds. A broad drop point profile promises versatility and hard-use durability.

This blade isn’t all action either - the titanium frame is plenty stylish with a dimpled finish. Not only does this look great, but it also adds texture for increased traction without being uncomfortable. There is certainly plenty here to hold and this knife won’t get away from you in hand or in the pocket, especially with the robust clip for easy carry.
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Closed Length: 4.875"
  • Overall Length: 8.125"
  • Blade Material: CTS-BD1
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: .5"
  • Locking Mechanism: Delta Lock (patent pending)
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 7.5 oz.
  • Designer: Justin Gingrich
  • Made in China
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock 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.
Gingrich Tactical Innovations GTI Delta Lock Flipper Knife 3.25" Satin BD1 Blade, Titanium Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Gingrich Tactical Innovations GTI Delta Lock Flipper Knife 3.25" Satin BD1 Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Charlottesville VA
Jun 23, 2019
If you love titanium...and lots of knife real estate...
This is a distinctive design. The Delta Lock does give a rock-solid lock-up. The handle is fairly slim for such a substantial, hefty knife and yet has unusual depth, making for a really good grip. The diamond texturing on the titanium is beautifully-done and effective. The blade—also of significant depth—is almost completely enclosed within the handle. The detent is very confident—the only possible downside is that it can take a little extra pressure to flip the blade. The unusual glass breaker shape and location was initially a concern for my pocket but it hasn’t been an issue. All-in-all, an impressive, commanding piece of innovative design. Hope to see more from this maker.
Gingrich Tactical Innovations GTI Delta Lock Flipper Knife 3.25" Satin BD1 Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Charlottesville, Va
Apr 13, 2019
Pros: Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Yes, it is as good as it looks
Yes, the lock seems rock-solid, but honestly I didn’t buy it just for that reason. All the other locks on my knives have been quite secure. I finally decided to buy this one because the handle is gorgeous, the knife has some nice weight without being too wide, and I like the blade shape. The handle has a good texture to it—not slippery. The blade is centered and is almost completely enclosed in the handle, making the flipper necessary. It has a very secure detent and requires some pressure to exercise the flipper but then it pops out fast and locks up with vault-like confidence. I was skeptical about the “glass breaker”, wondering if it might be too sharp or a risk in my pocket but so far so good. Yes, the box is crap but I didn’t buy it for the box. This is one unique knife at a good price point.
Gingrich Tactical Innovations GTI Delta Lock Flipper Knife 3.25" Satin BD1 Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mar 17, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
I like it!
I was really interested in this one when I heard about it, and waited for it to be released. I'm impressed! The overall fit and finish on this ended up being very nice. I was initially concerned when I opened the box, because I had a lot of blade play. It turned out the pivot was just loose. I cranked it down, and even with significant tightening, the blade flies right out. The lock works as advertised. This knife locks up tight! It really is impressive. You work it just like a liner lock, so it's easy to use, but it feels much more solid than a standard liner lock. I also have had no issues with the pivot coming loose again. The blade came razor sharp with a beautiful satin finish. The pocket clip works very well with the handle texturing, having good grip but not tearing my pockets. I also really like how it feels in my hand. The handle is not overly thick, but it is a tall handle, so it still fills the hand really well. The only negatives were my receiving it with a loose pivot, the packaging was pretty cheap (understandable though, as GTI is a smaller company), and it is a heavy knife (the solid titanium handles are not milled out at all). I am not bothered by weight, but a lot of people are. All in all, this a really high quality blade. Definitely recommend.


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