Homer Zhu Custom Knives T-Rex #158 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.
You could say the T-Rex is the flagship model and the best known knife by Homer Zhu. The design is absolutely fantastic (without exaggeration) but the name is even better, The T-Rex. It perfectly captures everything this knife is about in one word. The T-Rex is a considered a small knife being "6" in overall length but make no mistakes this is a beast of a knife. Small but mighty, The T-Rex is chunky, hefty and mean looking. We can assure you this isn't your average small knife. In fact it makes your "large" tactical knives look like they were made for teenage ballet dancers!
The T-Rex blade looks like, well, a T-Rex. It is a 4mm thick chunk of Japanese VG-10 steel, with a thick tip and a blade shape and hole that resembles a T-Rex's head. The blade is hardened to 60-61 HRC so you know it means business. The edge is sharpened at a higher angle to give it more strength and resistance. If you were after a knife to pierce through a car bonnet or just rip into body armour, you have come to the right place.
The handle is made of titanium and comes at a staggering 15.5 mm or 0.6" thickness. Every handle (and blade) is finished differently, as they are handmade and hand finished. No two knives are exactly the same. Some feature titanium backspacer while others may have a copper one. The pocket clips are made from titanium and have a custom finish.
The blade runs on ball bearing pivots and deploys smoothly whether you thumb flick it or do a "spydie flick". The lockbar is rock solid and has a fair amount of tension to lock the blade securely. There's a steel lockbar insert for better performance. All hardware are made of titanium.
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.
Serial Number #158
Overall Length 6" / 15.2 cm
Blade Length 2.5" / 6.5 cm
Handle Length 3.5" / 6.5 cm
Blade Thickness 0.156" / 4 mm
Handle Thickness 0.61" / 15.5 mm
Handle Material Titanium
Blade Material VG-10 (Japan)
Lock Mechanism Frame Lock
Pivot system Ball Bearing
Weight 144 g