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RHKK40542SGWBRBLBKWF: Eklipse Gen 2 Flipper, Harpoon Tanto Grind, Blue/Black G10 with Bronze Titanium Frame
Rick Hinderer Knives
 
The Eklipse is known the world over as one of the toughest tactical folders regardless of your mission. Rick’s focus when designing the Eklipse was a no-nonsense tactical tool ready for the simplest cutting tasks to high-speed low drag operations.

The Eklipse has a CNC flat ground blade that offers the best of both worlds offering maximum cutting potential in a blade that has a durable tip for prying. The blade thickness is a full 0.165" and can handle the toughest cutting chores. The blade locks up on a solid 0.25" diameter thumb stud which is press fitted into the blade. This makes for a very strong lockup as there is no loosening of the thumb stud which can happen with two piece designs. The fact that the thumb stud locks up against the frame adds an incredible amount of strength to the sideways torque of the blade as the sideways stresses are being stopped by the whole handle side, thus relieving the stress that would normally be put on the pivot.

Speaking of the pivot, Rick Hinderer makes his own 17-4PH stainless steel pivots on a state of the art CNC turning center thus guaranteeing precise accuracy. The pivot is a 0.25" barrel diameter with a 0.375" head. The pivot is drilled and tapped completely through and is mated with an in-house designed screw. This system makes for an incredibly strong pivot that is easy to adjust in the field. The Eklipse handle shape is designed to be very ergonomic and comfortable in a wide variety of user positions. Not everyone’s hands are the same size, and also grip varies greatly so the ergonomic handle design is a great fit for all users. The textured pattern used on the handle scale is extremely grippy but does not ‘bite’ the hand during use. The 3D texture is designed to flow liquids (such as sweat, oils, blood, etc.) away from your skin and into the valleys of the texture.

The lockside is precision CNC manufactured from 6AL4V titanium featuring the Hinderer Lockbar Stabilizer. The knife can be set up for either tip up or tip down carry. The non-lock side has a .050" titanium liner with a G10 handle scale. These high strength materials combined with the full titanium liner add strength and rigidity. The handle scales can be easily changed by the end user if another color is desired. The standard finish on all Eklipse folders is a highly durable tumbled/stonewash that will stand up to hard use in all environments. The handle construction is an open back design utilizing huge standoffs. The standoffs are designed to add superior strength for lateral crushing of the handle case while still allowing the blade to nestle into the handle without touching the standoffs. This gives the knife the same strength as a solid back folder while offering the ease of cleaning due to the open design.
Features
  • Working finish blade and working finish bronze titanium frame lock
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.375"
  • Closed Length: 4.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.165"
  • Blade Style: Harpoon Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Working Finish
  • Handle Material: Blue and Black Layered G10 with Bronze Titanium Lock
  • Handle Thickness: 0.54"
  • Liner Material: Bronze Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 4.9 oz.
  • Designer: Rick Hinderer
  • Made in the USA
Semi-Custom
Semi-Custom
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.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN
S35VN
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.