Brad Southard Performance Series Tolk Flipper 3.875" CTS-XHP Two-Tone Blade, Dark Bronze Anodized Titanium Handles - 3002DB
SKTTOLKDB: Southard Performance Series Tolk Folding Knife, Dark Bronze
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Smooth lines and comfort in hand define the Southard Performance Series Tolk. Its large 3.875" blade may seem daunting, but the lightweight titanium handle and thin construction give this knife huge performance in a package that feels smaller in the pocket than it really is.
The Tolk sports a two-tone satin/stonewash blade, made from CTS-XHP stainless steel with super fine jimping and checkering on the blades spine and flipper tab. The knife has great traction without being overly harsh. Opening methods include a Kit Carson flipper or dual titanium thumb studs. The knife rides on a stainless steel ball bearing pivot with a ceramic detent ball. This combo gives a glass smooth opening experience with no play in any direction at all.
The titanium handles and pocket clip have a shotpeen bead blast then dark bronze anodized finish. It has a wonderfully refined feel and look with a bit up a luster without being reflective. Bronze anodized thumb studs with satin standoffs and lock bar stabilizer give a wonderful accent to the dark bronze handle.
Sure to be a favorite, you'll find this knife in Brad's pocket nearly every day.
From the Maker
I’m really pleased to offer the Southard Performance Series of knives. For years the only way to get one my customs has been to wait on a list till your order came up, or snag one at a show. Due to the handmade nature of my customs, I've never been able to satisfy the demand for my work, which is a fantastic problem to have! However, I’ve always wanted to offer a product using the best of modern manufacturing techniques, with a healthy bit of handwork, in order to make a knife at an extremely high level of quality.
When I make a Southard Custom knife, I have to deal with a lot of materials, all of which have their own quirks, and idiosyncrasies: titanium warping and bowing, the inconsistent thickness of materials and steel twisting during heat treat. It's a nightmare! With the use of some modern manufacturing methods, a lot of these problems can be dealt with.
I’ve teamed up with some incredible machine shops, grinders, and heat treatment facilities in order to produce this knife and have removed some of the obstacles that make the custom knifemaking process so slow. Even with this outside help, there is still quite a bit of work done in my own shop with my hands so that I can reach the level of fit and finish that I expect and my customer will appreciate. Through this process I'm able to create knives at a lower cost but with a great value.
- Flat Ground Blade
- Kit Carson Flipper
- Internally Lightened
- Titanium Frame Lock
- Titanium Hinderer Over Travel Stop
- Titanium Standoffs
- Titanium Clip (same clip design as the Avo, so your Steel Flame clips will as well!)
- Stainless Hardware
- Ball bearing pivot and ceramic detent ball for the smoothest and fastest action
- Standoff Construction with Barrels create an extremely strong knife, able to handle lateral forces without damage
- Blade Length: 3.875"
- Cutting Edge: 3.75"
- Closed Length: 5.0"
- Overall Length: 8.875"
- Blade Material: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.140"
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Stonewash Flats, Satin Bevels
- Handle Material: Dark Bronze Anodized Titanium
- Handle Thickness: 0.48"
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 4.3 oz.
- Designer: Brad Southard
- Made 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.
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