Keith Ouye Custom Frame Lock Flipper Knife 4" Thomas Basketweave Damascus Blade, Milled Titanium Handles
KEOCFLFLTIDAM: Custom Frame Lock Folding Knife, Devin Thomas Basketweave Damascus
Keith Ouye Custom Knives
Hawaiian custom knifemaker Keith Ouye works 100% out of his garage but you would not be able to tell looking at just how precise his knives are. They are without a doubt some of the most beautiful and elegant tactical knives we've come across. Hawaii is a hotbed for knifemakers and Keith is among many producing absolutely amazing pieces from the small island chain in the Pacific. Get one of these in hand and you'll see for yourself how excellent custom knives can be.
The flipper mechanism on Keith Ouye's knives will take a little bit of getting used to. It is extremely smooth and works great but the way it's designed, you must get your index finger clear of the blade tang when flipping it open. To do this, Keith recommends you hold the blade lower in your hand and be sure to drag your index finger down toward the spine in one motion. In my experience, as long as you follow your finger toward the spine of the knife instead of letting it stop inside the grooved area, you're good to go.
This custom frame lock folder is a gorgeous knife, built with quality and class. In some aspects, it looks like an art knife, while the design itself is quite tactical in nature. The broad 4" drop point blade is made from Devin Thomas Basketweave Damascus with a deep swedge and excellent thumb ramp design. A raised skull adorns the pivot for a touch of menace. The ergonomic handle is made from milled titanium with a brushed satin finish. The lockup is extremely solid with no play in any direction and the lock bar is supremely easy to disengage. The action is super smooth and the titanium pocket clip, engraved with a skull to match the pivot, is very stout. This is a knife that can handle years of hard use and we are proud to bring it to you.
- Blade Length: 4.1"
- Cutting Edge: 3.75"
- Closed Length: 5.25"
- Overall Length: 9.0"
- Blade Material: Devin Thomas Basketweave Damascus
- Blade Thickness: 0.12"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Acid Etch
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Handle Thickness: 0.42"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.8 oz.
- Designer: Keith Ouye
- Handmade in the USA