Custom Knife Factory MKAD Meta Folding Knife Titanium Handle, M390 Blade
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Custom Knife Factory is taking steps to expand its market share with the introduction of a lower-priced sub-brand, called MKAD. The name MKAD comes from "Moscow Automobile Ring Road" (MKAD/МКАД), hence the brand's logo is ring-shaped. The MKAD series of knives share a lot in common with the CKF mid-tech production knives. They are designed by CKF and manufactured and by CKF factory using same typical high-end materials such as M390, titanium and carbon fiber. But with exclusion of exotic materials and high polished or hand finished parts, they have managed to keep the prices down. With introduction of more MKAD models, CKF is poised to beat big brand names such as Benchmade, Zero Tolerance & Spyderco at build quality, design and materials, meanwhile keeping the price very competitive.
The MKAD Meta is designed by Anton Malyshev, a well known Russian knife maker and long time designer for CKF. The Meta features a full titanium frame with sandblasted finish. The sturdy titanium construction that can withstand all kinds of daily use. The handle is chamfered and nicely shaped to provides a very comfortable grip in hand. Simple and clean design and a two-screw constructions makes it easy to disassemble the knife for maintenance. The pocket clip is beautifully milled from titanium and allows the knife to ride fairly low in the pocket.
The blade is made from M390, arguably the best all-round steel in the market, and also the most popular. CKF is known for their exceptional heat treatment that brings out the full potential of the M390 steel. The blade is clean, simple and beefy. It features satin flats and fine stonewashed grinds. The large sweeping belly of the blade makes it an incredible slicer. Needless to mention it is razor sharp.
As usual with CKF knives, the MKAD Meta has a very pleasant action. The blade deployment is fast and closing action is also smooth. The knife comes in a high quality zippered pouch with a full set of spare hardware. The inclusion of the hardware is very generous for this price point and something that is not offered by other brands.
Do Not Open The Pivot From The Front Side Of The Handle!
This knife has a fixed pivot system. The pivot screw can only be opened from the lock side. The front side screw is fixed and does not turn
Each knife is individually numbered and the serial number on the knife you will receive may be different to the knife in the listing photos.
- Overall Length: 210mm/8.27"
- Blade Length: 9.5mm/3.7"
- Blade Thickness: 3,5mm/0.14"
- Blade Material: M390
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Stonewash+Satin
- Edge Type: Plain
- Handle Material: Titanium, milled inside
- Frame Material: Titanium+lock steel insert
- Weight: 99gr/3.49 (!!!) oz.
- User: Right Hand
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
- Knife Type: Manual
- Opener: Flipper
- Lock Type: Frame Lock
- Brand: MKAD Knives (by CKF)
- Model: META
- Designer: Anton Malyshev