Following suit with the larger model, the Mini Matrix R has received the same set of changes as its big brother. It has been given a large thumb window, fully integrated lockbar and carbon fiber overlay on the lock side. All of the usual styling from the original remains intact, including a deep carry clip and large skull crusher pommel with that killer Microtech look and feel.
This version of the Mini Matrix R features a carbon fiber front scale and hand rubbed satin M390 blade. Additionally the backspacer and skull crusher have been given a heat colored treatment. Comes complete with certificate of authenticity and nylon zipper pouch direct from the maker.
The Blade: The wide spear shaped blade can be opened via the flipper tab or the new window cutout on the blade with near perfect action. Caged ball bearings give a smooth ride to the knife and everything comes razor sharp right out of the custom shop.
The Handle: The handle of the Marfione Mini Matrix R consists of a fully machined carbon fiber front scale with a contoured and blasted titanium lock side. A subtle carbon fiber overlay has been precision fit just below the pocket clip and adds even more of a cool factor to the knife. Marfione's trademark tri-wing screw construction and skull crusher pommel are present along with a deep carry titanium pocket clip etched with the knife's birthdate and serial number.
About M390: Bohler M390 has become an extremely popular choice for high-end user grade knives thanks to its extreme edge retention. M390 also has a good corrosion resistance, meaning most users can avoid problems by simply wiping off their blade after each use. Another great feature of this steel is its ability to resist burr formation during sharpening. Comparable steels are CTS-204P and Duratech 20CV.
|Blade Material||Bohler M390|
|Handle Material||Carbon Fiber & Titanium|
|Sheath||Nylon Zipper Pouch|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|