Crusader Forge TRIDERYAN Frame-Lock Flipper Folding 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 rare frame-lock "Trideryan" flipper models. Trideryans are coveted by both collectors and users, and difficult to find. This Trideryan features a full titanium frame, and a CPM S30V stainless steel blade. 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. Despite the size and weight of the blade, there is very little feeling of lock stick when releasing the blade from the lock bar. 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, and comes in the original box.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent to near mint
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Overall length: 11 1/2"
- Blade length: 4 7/8"
- Closed length: 6 3/4"