Reate Knives Kirby Lambert Crossroads Flipper Knife 3.54" M390 Satin Blade, Bead Blasted Titanium Handles with Marble Carbon Fiber Inlays
RECRSRDSBBMCF: Kirby Lambert Crossroads Folding Knife, Bead Blast, Marble Carbon Fiber
Kirby Lambert is one of the most sought-after custom knifemakers in the world as his pieces are extremely hard to come by. If you're not lucky enough to get drawn in a lottery at one of the shows he attends, then you have little chance in scoring one. The same can be said for his production knives - there's so few of them around and none of them will hold a candle to the quality you see here. So, for all intents and purposes, this production model is your way to get a mid-tech level knife from Kirby Lambert for a very competitive price.
The Crossroads' teardrop shape and dual finger grooves combine for a solid non-slip grip no matter what task you're performing. Kirby has developed one of the most comfortable, usable handle shapes on the market, so you'll see some sort of variation of it in nearly all of his knives. It's made of titanium with your choice of either a bead blasted or black PVD coated frame and carbon fiber, green G10, or marble carbon fiber inlays. Every blade will be Bohler M390 stainless steel. We are extremely excited about this knife and more than one of us around here will be adding a Crossroads to our collection at some point. It's a fast, ergonomic, tactical flipper from one of the best designers and the best manufacturers in the industry.
Reate Knives Freeze Edging Skill
As the final blade process, edging has a great effect on the performance of a knife. After all, the edge is the main functional area when using a knife. Normally, edging is operated on a high-speed running grinding wheel or grinding belt, which produces a very high temperature. Without a cooling system, the temperature on the edge goes up instantly to hundreds of degrees centigrade. When it gets worse, it will burn and leave heat marks on the blade. Tempering, or even annealing, will happen in the area of the edge where the temperature increases instantly. It will harm the hardness and durability of the blade. That’s why some knives passing the hardness standard test still easily get worn during actual use.
Reate Knives is using the freeze edging technique. During grinding, the temperature on the edge is controlled to a certain degree level, which helps keep the hardness after the heat treating. Therefore, the sharpness and durability of the blade are assured. This helps the material reach the best possible level of performance.
- Blade Length: 3.54"
- Closed Length: 4.72"
- Overall Length: 8.27"
- Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.157"
- Blade Hardness: 61HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Bead Blasted 6Al4V Titanium with Marble Carbon Fiber Inlays
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Double Row Ceramic Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.29 oz. (150 g)
- Designer: Kirby Lambert
- Ti Connector Custom Hardware
- Made in China