Custom Knife Factory FIF20 Knife M390 Steel, Zirconium & Carbon Fiber
Rare & Collectible Original FIF20 With Zirconium Bolsters, Serial #123
The CKF FIF20 is one of the hottest knives on the market right now. CKF collaborated with Philippe Jourget, a well-respected French custom knifemaker to make a production version of his FIF20 design. Custom Knife Factory applied their exceptional precision machining and fit & finish to make the CKF FIF20 a serious rival to the custom version, and in some ways even better! The FIF20 is perhaps one of the best dressy folders today, now at a smaller size than the FIF23, it's an excellent choice for daily carry.
The CKF FIF20 is a refreshing design and breakaway from the current market that is saturated with and dominated by flipper knives. The FIF20 is a front flipper, a very tricky and difficult deployment method to make. For a front flipper to work smoothly and correctly, everything must be made to highest precision levels and dialled-in to perfection. The detent adjustment, flipper positioning and geometry, lock strength, pivot adjustments, etc. Everything must be perfect or it won't work well. Custom Knife Factory has absolutely nailed that and we're pleased to say the FIF20 is one of the best front flippers we have ever seen. On top of that, the action is unrealistically smooth and fast. FIF20 presents a glass like action with such speed and smoothness that puts it head and shoulders above most custom knives, including the custom Philippe Jourget FIF20 itself!
The handle features matte Zirconium bolsters and shred carbon fiber scales on both sides. The carbon fiber is very elegant and reflects light in different directions. The backspacer is also Zirconium to match the bolsters. Zirconium is an exotic material mostly used in custom knives and recently used by CKF on most of their new designs. It feels luxurious in hand and has a notable heft that screams high quality. Have your CKF provided microfiber cloth with you all the time as Zirconium is a real finger print magnet.
The FIF20 is built on titanium liners and benefits from a replaceable lockbar insert. The milled titanium pocket clip keeps it simple and practical and carries fairly deep in the pocket. The beautifully ground drop point blade features a thin top swedge and hand rubbed satin finish. The blade steel is the premium Bohler M390, one of the best knife steels money can buy, period. M390 can take a very fine edge and perform flat out without needing to sharpen often. M390 features great toughness and corrosion resistance as well.
- New condition
- No marks or blemishes
- Comes with certificate card, high quality pouch, spare pocket clip, spare hardware, microfiber cloth
- Overall Length: 7.87" (200mm)
- Blade Length: 3.35" (85mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.137" (3,51mm)
- Blade Material: M390
- Blade Finish: hand rubbed satin
- Edge Type: Plain
- Handle Length: 4.53" (115mm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.569" (14.4mm)
- Handle Material: Titanium anodized, shred CF, matte zirconium bolster and backspacer
- Frame Material: Titanium (steel lock insert)
- Pivot: bearings, torx8, anodized collar
- Weight: 4.62 oz. (131gr)
- User: Right hand
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, titanium (anodized, stonewashed)
- Knife Type: Manual
- Opener: front-lipper
- Lock Type: Liner Lock
- Brand: Custom Knife Factory (CKF)
- Model: FIF20
- Designer: Philippe Jourget