Crusader Forge "APEX" Tanto, Frame-Lock, Phantom Finish (SOLD)
Brand New and direct from Crusader Forge is this APEX Tanto, frame-lock folder. Crusader Forge Custom Knives are designed for extreme and hard use. All Crusader Forge knives are 100% custom handcrafted by master bladesmith and designer, Maciej Szczerbiak. 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 features a CPM S30V tanto grind blade with oblong thumb groove, and sculpted titanium handle. The knife is all done in Maciej's signature PHANTOM finish. The frame-lock holds the blade open rock solid - no movement whatsoever. The blade is perfectly centered in the handle when closed. The blade is 0.250" thick, and the handle scales are each 0.155" thick. The knife comes in a Crusader Forge box, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Maciej, as well as the pictured Crusader Forge patch. 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.
Condition: Brand New From Maker.
• Overall length: 7 1/4"
• Blade length: 2 3/4"
• Closed length: 4 1/2"
• Weight: 9.7 ounces