Crusader Forge Chisel Ground Street Fighter Frame-Lock Flipper Knife (SOLD)
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 is one of Crusader Forge's very popular frame-lock "Street Fighter" flipper models. Street Fighters are coveted by both collectors and users, and difficult to find. Maciej typically only does a run of these once a year. This Street Fighter features a full titanium frame, and a CPM S30V stainless steel blade. The blade is chisel ground with a Tanto style tip. The entire knife - blade, frame and clip - are all done in Maciej's signature Phantom finish. I believe that Maciej uses bearings for his flippers. The blade flips fast and with authority, locking with a nice clunk sound. Even with such a big blade, you need little or no wrist action to deploy it. However, you will likely experience some lock stick releasing the blade, which is not uncommon with Maciej's overbuilt, beefy blades due to their size and weight. The harder/faster you flip the blade, the more evident the lock stick. The frame-lock holds the blade open rock solid - no movement whatsoever. And the blade is well positioned in the handle when closed. The knife comes from the original owner. It is in the same condition as when it was originally purchased - excellent to near mint (just because it has been previously owned). It comes in a padded zippered case. No box or COA.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent to Near mint.
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Overall length: 10 1/8"
- Blade length: 4 1/8"
- Closed length: 6"
- Weight: 12.3 ounces