Les George Custom FM-1 Folding Knife 3.625" Nichols Boomerang Damascus Blade, 3D Machined Titanium Handles with Marble Carbon Fiber Inlay
LGCFM1DAMMCF: Custom Damascus FM-1 Folding Knife, Marble Carbon Fiber
Les George Knives
One of the hardest parts of making custom folders is managing the variations of materials; steel not straight, titanium bowed and not the same thickness though out, etc. All these things play havoc with knife function and Les spends a lot of his own time on the custom knives fixing those inconsistencies. A lot of time! But it is all worth it when Les produces something like this.
The FM-1 is one of Les' oldest designs and we're glad he made at least one for the 2017 BLADE Show. It's the custom model that became the Talos mid-tech and then the production collaboration with Zero Tolerance ZT0909 flipper variation. It, like the Rockeye before it, is an excellent tactical design with the looks of a presentation piece. What we have here is a half-dress FM-1 with a 3.625" blade made from Chad Nichols stainless Boomerang Damascus and a 3D machined titanium handle with beautiful marble carbon fiber inlay. It honestly does not get much better than this from one of the industry's best and this beauty was 100% handmade in the USA.
- Blade Length: 3.625"
- Cutting Edge: 3.625"
- Closed Length: 4.70"
- Overall Length: 8.375"
- Blade Material: Chad Nichols Stainless Boomerang Damascus
- Blade Thickness: 0.162"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Acid Etch
- Handle Material: 3D Machined Titanium with Marble Carbon Fiber Inlay
- Handle Thickness: 0.52"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Washers
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.1 oz.
- Designer: Les George
- Handmade in the USA
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.
This product is USA born and raised.
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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