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Alan Folts Custom Tanto Kirinite Tortoise Shell Front Flipper

Manufacturer: Custom Knives

Model: CU-2909


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This custom Alan Folts tanto folder is a one off model with several unique custom touches. First off, the knife is a front flipper design with a very elegant blade deployment. It's also an attractive knife with very striking tortoise shell scales and bronzed titanium hardware and bolster. Additional touches like the Florentine pattern on the bolster just takes the knife up to another level. Brand new direct from Alan Folts.

The Blade: Highly polished upswept tanto blade made from 1095 carbon steel with a visible hamon line and satin finished false top edge. Fine tooth jimping on the thumb rest is extended past the bolster and used as a front flipper. Just roll the thumb across the jimping and flip the knife out with ease.

The Handle: Kirinite Tortoise Shell handle scales with high gloss finish visually dominate the knife. Equally eye catching is the titanium bolster with Florentine pattern that has an incredible amount of detail. The clean design omits a pocket clip but does include a pin between the liners for an optional lanyard.

Alan Folts is a full-time knifemaker. He also finds time to teach and mentor others entering the field of knifemaking. Alan has been widely recognized for his unique designs like the Minimalist, Baby Bear and the S.P.E.W.


Overall Length 10.12"
Blade Length 4.50"
Sharpened Length 4.25"
Blade Thickness 0.15"
Blade Material 1095 Tool Steel
Steel Type Carbon
Lock Liner Lock
Closed Length 5.50"
Handle Thickness 0.58"
Handle Material Kirinite
Bolster(s) Titanium
Clip Titanium
Weight 5.10 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States