Shirogorov Neon R20 Flipper Knife 3.375" M390 Drop Point Blade, Faint Bronze Milled Titanium Handles
SCDMTNEONR20M: Neon R20 Flipper, M390
Sergey and Igor Shirogorov, rest his soul, produce some of the finest knives available. They're a pair of Russian custom knifemakers with a true worldwide following. Their custom division knives are some of the rarest and most sought after on the market and their mid-tech models, which this one is, are just about the same. They feature the same hand fit and finishing and exquisite detail work as the custom division knives, without the exorbitant price tag. These are true works of art and simply beautiful.
The Neon flipper is a compact version of Shirogorov's most recognizable model, the F95, which has been referred to as the Sebenza of flippers. Chris Reeve's Sebenza is the production folder by which all others are compared for its simple, straight forward design and utterly tight tolerances. The Neon has the flipping action that every other designer and maker strives to achieve. It's crisp, fast, smooth and creates a snap unparalleled in the industry. Once unlocked, the blade effortlessly drops back into the handle for another actuation.
The mid-tech Neon R20 flipper is a complete redesign of the Neon Ultra-Lite, retaining only the name and slender, compact overall shape. The changes start are the tip of the blade, more dramatically pointed than its predecessor for better penetration while the edge actually adds more belly for additional slicing prowess. The handle is more slender from spine to lock near the pivot for improved ergonomics while the backspacer now protrudes further past the edge of the handle so the longer blade length can be accommodated and the lanyard hole can be more easily accessed. The sculpted titanium clip with hidden hardware has been relocated slightly for better pocket presence and it's even lighter than the Ultra-Lite, even though it's a larger knife overall.
The Neon R20 could become the jewel of your collection, especially if you prefer smaller knives. It's such a rare and utterly perfect knife in every way that it will undoubtedly knock whatever you're currently carrying out of your pocket and maybe for good. The action is faster and smoother than any other knife in our building. The 3.375" drop point blade is made from Bohler M390 stainless steel with a high flat grind. The ultra-thin handle is faint bronze anodized then stonewashed titanium with the exclusive R20 milling pattern and a milled titanium clip that's one of the most copied clip designs out there because it looks amazing and just works. The Neon R20 features a replaceable lockbar insert/overtravel arrestor and redesigned raised titanium backspacer. If you've wanted to add a Shirogorov to your collection, this is it!
- Blade Length: 3.375"
- Cutting Edge: 3.375"
- Blade Steel: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
- Thickness: 0.131"
- Closed Length: 4.25"
- Overall Length: 7.625"
- Handle Material: Faint Bronze Stonewashed Milled Titanium
- Handle Thickness: 0.38"
- Weight: 2.75 oz.
- Multi-Row Bearing System
- Lockbar Insert/Overtravel Arrestor
- Milled Titanium Backspacer with Integral Lanyard Hole
- Includes Shirogorov Cloth and Certificate of Authenticity
- Made in Russia