Crusader Forge APEX NORDIC, Stonewashed Blade, 3D Finished Frame-Lock, 2018 Blade Show (SOLD)
Brand New and direct from Crusader Forge at the 2018 Blade Show, is this APEX "NORDIC" Drop Point, frame-lock folder. This the newest model from master bladesmith and designer Maciej Szczerbiak. It is a larger version of his wildly popular APEX XL model, which was larger than the original APEX. Crusader Forge Custom Knives are designed for extreme and hard use. All Crusader Forge knives are 100% custom handcrafted by Maciej. They are 100% made in U.S.A. from domestic steel and materials. His blade material is Triple Tempered CPM S30V Stainless Steel with an HRC of 59-60. Each Crusader Forge knife handle is custom fabricated. They are custom textured to ensure positive hold, regardless of your grip configuration. The handles are fastened to the knife using Stainless Steel Fasteners with Torx™ T25 drive for maximum strength. Each knife design is prototyped and function tested against various materials such as wood, rope, muscle, bone, sheet metal and anything else Maciej may have left in the shop that has reached the end of its useful life. Edge holding characteristics, transverse toughness and cutting ability are all evaluated prior to finalizing a knife design.
This Apex Nordic features a CPM S30V blade done with a dark Stonewashed finish, with an oval thumb cutout. The handle is GR 38 Titanium Armor Plate, with Maciej's 3D finish and matching pocket clip. The frame-lock holds the blade open rock solid - no movement whatsoever. The blade is nicely seated in the handle when closed. The knife comes in a white box supplied by Crusader Forge, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Maciej. Maciej ships his folders with a bit of oil still on the blade and / or handle, so you may see some in the pictures. You may also see some lint from the cloth I used to wipe down the knife. If you own one of Crusader Forge's original Apex folders, and / or an Apex XL, you are going to want to have a Nordic in your stable.
Condition: Brand New From Maker.
• Overall length: 10"
• Blade length: 4 1/4"
• Closed length: 5 3/4"
• Weight: 11.1 ounces