Keith Ouye Custom Liner Lock Flipper Knife 4.1" VG10 Damascus Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles, Engraved Clip
KEOCLLFLCFTK: Custom Liner Lock Folding Knife, Takefu Steel, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber
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 liner 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 4.1" drop point blade is made from Takefu steel with a VG-10 core. The grinds are etched for contrast and the flats sport a very uniform hand-rubbed satin finish. The face scale is beautiful peel-ply carbon fiber with excellent texturing and part of the jeweled titanium liner showing through in a circular cutout near the back. The liners are not skeletonized so this design does not jeopardize strength in any way. The locking side is brushed titanium and boasts extremely solid lockup with no play in any direction. The action is super smooth for copper washers and the titanium pocket clip, engraved with a gorgeous floral pattern, 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: 3.875"
- Closed Length: 5.25"
- Overall Length: 9.35"
- Blade Material: Takefu Steel with VG-10 Core
- Blade Thickness: 0.12"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Damascus, Hand-Rubbed Satin
- Handle Material: Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber with Titanium Locking Side
- Handle Thickness: 0.46"
- Liner Material: Jeweled Titanium
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Copper Washers
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.4 oz.
- Designer: Keith Ouye
- Handmade in the USA