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Homer Zhu Custom Knives Hero #16 Titanium Handle, VG-10 Blade


Homer Zhu is a young and upcoming custom knife maker from China. He is exceptionally talented and makes some truly eye catching knives. Read more about Homer Zhu HERE.


The Hero is one the first models made by Homer Zhu. It incorporates modern materials and techniques with traditional knifemaking. The Hero is a rigid, heavy duty folder that is meant to get the tough job done. Pure devilish looks combined with a sturdy handle and a 4 mm chunk of blade steel means The Hero lives up to its name.


The titanium handle structure is seamless and the solid. The no nonesense lockback mechanism can withstand some serious abuse. What's interesting is the combination of a lockback with ball bearing washers which produces a very smooth operation and makes blade deployment a breeze. It is unlike any other lockback you may have seen.


The handle features beautiful finishes and hardware combinations with beautiful pivot collars. Every handle (and blade) is finished differently, as they are handmade and hand finished. No two knives are exactly the same. The pocket clips are made from titanium and have a custom finish. The clip is fitted with hidden hardware for a clean and slick look. All hardware are made of titanium.


The blade is made from the Japanese favourite, VG-10 steel. It is hardened to 60-61 HRC.  VG-10 is known for its cutting ability and toughness while it's also easy to sharpen. Hence it is widely used in traditional Japanese Katanas and kitchen knives.

We DO NOT recommend taking the knife apart unless you have basic knowledge about lockback knives or have the basic skills to re-assemble it properly.

Each knife is numbered and comes in a premium package that includes a hard plastic case, a metal certificate of authenticity, a high quality carry pouch and an EDC hank.

  • Specifications

    Model                    Hero

    Serial Number       #16

    Overall Length       7.8" / 20 cm

    Blade Length         3.58" / 9.2 cm

    Handle Length       4.5" / 11.5 cm

    Blade Thickness    0.156" / 4 mm

    Handle Thickness  0.55" / 14 mm

    Handle Material     Titanium with Copper Pivot Collar

    Blade Material        VG-10 (Japan)

    Pivot system          Ball Bearing

    Hardware               Titanium

    Lock Mechanism    Lockback

    Weight                  179 g

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