Piston Flipper Folding Knife, Bolster Lock S35VN, Titanium, Carbon Fiber
A classy gentleman folder with the most impressive mechanisms;Piston Flipper and Bolster LockThe Piston FlipperAs usual, we would like to start from the best part and that is the unique flipping action that sets this knife apart. Unlike other flipper knives, the flipper tab on the Piston Flipper is not a part of the blade, in fact it's made of titanium. The flipper is a floating tab that is located just above the pivot and can travel about 90 degrees around the pivot screw. Once you pull the flipper tab, it will initiate the blade deployment, then falls inside the handle and remains in its position as the blade opens. This results in a fascinating invisible flipper tab when the blade is open. When you close the blade, the flipper will move up to its original position once again and becomes visible.The Bolster LockYes, this affordable production knife rocks a classy bolster lock! You have noticed already that both sides of the handle are almost the identical in appearance, featuring raised carbon fiber scales masterfully inlayed in the titanium frame. Instead of a presentation side (dress side) and a lock side, you get 2 presentation sides! This is thanks to the bolster lock mechanism. At the first glance bolster lock seems like a sub-lock but it is actually a full framelock. The surface of the lockbar is milled out to accommodate the carbon fiber inlay. This is done with such precision and attention to details that you only find in knives many times this price range.What's MoreFor ultimate performance premium S35VN steel is used. The blade is elegant, as you would expect from a gentleman folder, with sexy bi-directional satin finish; yet it is quite large and very sharp indeed. It runs on ball bearings, making the deployment smooth and fast. The entire titanium frame is sand blasted for a very smooth surface, then the pocket clip, backspacer and flipper tab are anodised in a vibrant blue.
SpecificationsOverall length 22.5cmBlade length 10.1cmClosed length 12.5cmBlade steel S35VNHandle material Titanium & Carbon fiberweight 130g