Crusader Forge STREET FIGHTER Flipper, Frame-Lock, Chisel Ground Tanto
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
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, and done in a Tanto style. 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 when it was originally purchased - excellent to near mint (just because it has been previously owned). It includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Maciej. No box.
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: 9.7 ounces