The Rike Knife 1507T Kwaiken Tanto 204P Flipper is a Limited Edition high quality build from top to bottom. For being a long knife, around 8.5 inches overall, the Kwaiken only weighs a hair over 4 ounces. Thin, lightweight and just smooth as glass operation in this package. The medium-tuned detent is dead-on accurate for perfect flipping action and keeping closed when not in use.
This is part of a Limited Production Run of 200 Knives made. They will not be made again in this same configuration. This is a stock photo. You may not be purchasing the exact knife/serial number in the photo.
This model is fitted with a stonewashed Tanto premium CTS-204P USA Made Carpenter Steel blade. Razor sharp. About 3.75 inches in length, the blade is quite thick which helps balance out the handle. The fierce tanto-style has a flat grind with slight swedges near the spine. Raw blade stoppers add a futuristic look to this blade.
The flipper doesn't stick too far out of the handle to get hung up in your pocket. It features a small amount of non-aggressive jimping. Just enough to grab your finger and fire out the blade. Silky smooth action is all thanks to a ceramic bearings pivot system.
A full titanium frame lock handle has a raw, tumble finish with convenient light texturing all around. Contoured with smooth edges provide a comfortable feel in-hand. Four machined circles on the blade make for a nice thumb ramp and mimic the holes in the dated 04/2016 Ti backstrap.
Finishing touches include a hardened steel lockbar insert with over travel protection, sandwich/integral deep carry tip up Ti pocket clip and lanyard hole. Killer lines, outstanding action and top notch fit 'n finish push the 1507T Tanto Kwaiken from Rike right to the top of the kwaiken category.
The 1507T is brand new direct from Rike Knife.About CTS-204P: This alloy is a highly wear and corrosion resistant, stainless steel produced using Carpenter's Micro-Melt powder metallurgy process. Wear resistance is provided by a significant amount of hard, vanadium-rich carbides, while the corrosion resistance is obtained as a result of the chromium-rich matrix. Carpenter's Micro-Melt processing creates a uniform micro-structure, fine carbide distribution and grain size distribution, and when coupled with the use of molten metal filtration, results in improved cleanliness and toughness compared to conventionally cast and wrought processed material. CTS 204P has an excellent combination of wear resistance, toughness, polishability and corrosion resistance making it a perfect choice for premium fixed and folding knives.
|Blade Material||CTS-204P Carpenter Steel|
|Country of Manufacture||China|