Chad Nell Custom Trico Satin AEB-L Butterscotch Micarta Liner Lock Front Flipper 4420

Model #: CU-4420
Brand: Custom Knives
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The Trico from custom knife maker Chad Nell is a sleek, simple, liner lock top flipper with a compact footprint, exceptional performance and visual appeal. An ideal gentleman's carry folder, this knife is packed with custom details while offering a highly functional EDC cutting tool. This piece has a hand rubbed satin, AEB-L spear blade, jeweled titanium liners, vintage Butterscotch paper Micarta handle scales, custom titanium hardware, and an Oil Slick zirconium clip.

Brand new, direct from Chad Nell USA.

Blade: A simple, sleek pierce-y spear point blade of AEB-L stainless steel is finished in a handsome hand rubbed satin and ground with a shallow, high hollow that pairs with the fine tapered point to deliver optimal cutting performance. The ball bearing pivot provides smooth operation with fast or controlled opening via the angled, low profile top flipper that is jimped for positive traction.

Handle: Thick titanium liners support stunning butterscotch Micarta scales that are subtly contoured for comfort in the hand. Minimalist in design, the handle has clean, ergonomic lines with a compact form factor similar in size to an 84 mm Swiss Army Knife. Inside the liners are engine turned jeweled for a truly custom feel. The liner lock mechanism is smooth in operation and delivers rock solid lockup for safe use. Construction is completed with titanium hardware including a custom machined pivot and matching butterscotch Micarta back spacer.

Carries via a right hand, tip-up, 3D machined zirconium pocket clip.

Includes "Nell Knives" embroidered nylon zipper pouch and signed/dated Specs card from the maker.

Bohler AEB-L: Originally developed for razor blades and often described as a stainless 52100, AEB-L takes a very fine edge, is easy to sharpen and has a high toughness with good corrosion resistance. Excellent edge stability (resistance to rolling and chipping) allows for a thinner edge and better cutting performance. Sandvik 13C26 is an analog of AEB-L.


Knife Action Manual
Brand Custom Knives
Overall Length 5.75"
Blade Length 2.31"
Sharpened Length 2.25"
Blade Thickness 0.12"
Blade Material AEB-L
Blade Type Stainless
Opening Method Front Flipper
Lock Type Liner Lock
Closed Length 3.56"
Handle Thickness 0.57"
Handle Material Micarta
Liner(s) Titanium
Clip Material Zirconium
Weight 2.29 oz.
Country of Origin United States