Brian Nadeau Typhoon Flipper "Best New Maker" "Best New Tactical Folder", Blade Show 2014
Brian Nadeau owner of Sharp By Design has done outstanding work with this Typhoon flipper. It was so outstanding that Brian took home "Best Tactical Folder" at the 2014 Blade Show, as well as at the 2015 and 2017 Blade Shows. The Typhoon also earned Brian the title of "Best New Maker" at the 2014 Blade Show. This knife was acquired from the original owner. It is in Near Mint condition. All I can find is a faint rub on the pocket clip, at the curve. You can barely make it out in the 6th photo of the lock-side. It is serial number "037".
The Bowie-shaped blade is CPM S35VN with a satin finish. It flies open effortlessly due to Brian's stainless steel thrust bearing system and precision balanced blade. The frame is anodized 6AL-4V titanium. The predominant color is blue, with silver at the top front and rear/bottom of the handle. There is gold anodizing separating the two. Each color is textured differently - the blue is like diamond plate, and silver has diagonal lines. The knife also features a stainless steel replaceable detent nub, lock face and overtravel stop, all in one. The screw-less pocket clip provides a clean look to the clip, and is set for deep pocket tip-up carry. It has a very secure, early lock-up - absolutely rock-solid with no blade play whatsoever. And the blade is perfectly centered when closed. Brian has demonstrated his outstanding fit and finish with this knife. The thumb ridges on the blade spine affords a comfortable and secure grip. Included with the knife is the original hard plastic padded case, with a placard stating the model and material construction.
Condition: Previously owned. Near Mint
Never used, carried, or sharpened.
- Overall length: 9"
- Blade length: 4"
- Closed length: 5"