The Ti-Lock is a unique collaboration between Chris Reeve and the brilliant minds of Grant and Gavin Hawk. It's defining feature is the Ti-Lock, a titanium bar built into the blade that falls neatly into place when open. The same titanium thumb stud acts as both the opening and closing mechanism for the knife. This version of the Ti-Lock is an annual computer graphic known as "Elemental".
The Blade: The blade of the Ti-Lock is fully tumbled piece of CPM-S35VN with a darkened titanium lock bar attached for both aesthetic and function. It's spear point blade has a hollow grind with a razor sharp polished edge applied. A dual thumb stud which has been anodized bronze is present for both opening and closing this knife.
The Handle: Much like the original Ti-Lock, this knife has a full tumbled titanium handle. For this limited yearly graphic though, Chris Reeve chose to mill a honeycomb pattern into both sides of the frame and inlaid a round piece of hematite on the front scale and dubbed it "Elemental". Another Hawk invention, a clothespin style clip is affixed to the rear of the knife for tip up right handed carry.
|Blade Material||CPM-S35VN Powder Steel|
|Blade Rockwell||58-59 HRC|
|Handle Material||6AL4V Titanium|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|