Crusader Forge STREET FIGHTER Custom LEO® Damascus, Phantom Finish, 01 of 01 (SOLD)

Crusader Forge STREET FIGHTER Custom LEO® Damascus, Phantom Finish, 01 of 01 (SOLD)

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Brand New and direct from Crusader Forge is this Street Fighter Custom LEO® Damascus 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 Street Fighter is a custom, "one-off" (01-01, as indicated on the COA) build, and features an acid washed LEO® Damascus chisel ground tanto-shaped blade, with elongated thumb groove.  The LEO® Damascus comes from Gaston Glock.  LEO® Damascus is historic Damascus steel made from the German Leopard Tank Cannon (LEO® Damascus).  This is one of the coolest and most beautiful Damascus blades we've seen - check out the pattern.  The presentation side of the handle is hand-sculpted Titanium, with polished edges on the cutouts.  The entire frame is done in Maciej's Phantom Finish.  This knife is a very rare and unique.  Maciej does not make many folders with Damascus, and has only done a couple with the Gaston Glock LEO® Damascus.  The blade opens smoothly with one hand using the thumb groove, and locks open with a resounding "click".  The frame-lock holds the blade open rock solid - no movement whatsoever.  And it releases easily with no stick.  The blade is seated properly in the handle when closed.  There's lots of jimping on the blade spine for better handling and tactile feel.  This is a huge chunk of Damascus steel - the blade is 0.20" thick.  The knife comes in a Crusader Forge box, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Maciej.

PLEASE NOTE: The black specks seen in the second photo on the edge of the tanto grind, are not in or on the steel.  They are specks of dirt that I failed to thoroughly wipe off prior to taking the photos.  Sorry...

Condition:  Brand New From Maker

  • Overall length:  10"
  • Blade length:     4"
  • Closed length:   6"
  • Weight:             13 ounces