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Chad Nell Hardline 3 Acid Washed Recurve AEB-L Titanium Frame Lock Flipper

Manufacturer: Custom Knives

Model: CU-3792

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The Hardline 3 is a collaborative design from tactical knife designer Jared Van Otterloo and custom knife maker Chad Nell. Inspired by Nell's "Patton" folder the Hardline 3 has a more compact blade fit into the Hardline handle profile. This version is all tactical with an acid washed and tumbled finish on both the recurve AEB-L blade and titanium handles. While being all business this Hardline 3 doesn't skimp on style and is equipped with textured faux bolster milling and a 4-hole pattern in the handle. Includes a nylon "C. Nell Utah, USA" embroidered zipper pouch.

Brand new directly from Chad Nell.

Blade: The broad, recurve blade is made from AEB-L stainless steel with a mid-height hollow grind that tapers to a razor sharp cutting edge. A small thumb scoop gives way to a tapering top swedge that ends in a fine piercing point. Jimping at the base of the spine gives added traction. An acid etched and heavily tumbled finish give the blade a rugged and discreet look. The detent is moderate, offering a smooth and decisive deployment via a caged ceramic ball bearing pivot and deploys via the subtle flipper tab or dual thumb studs.

Handle: The contoured titanium handle scales give this folder a solid feel yet comfortable feel in the hand. The handle features a tumbled, acid washed finish in a stealthy matte gray. A titanium frame lock mechanism provides safe and secure operation during use and features a lockbar stabilizer to prevent over extension of the lockbar. Milled holes in the handle reduce weight and add extra traction in the hand and a nice visual element with flower petal milling on the chamfers.

Matching titanium pocket clip is set up for right-hand, tip-up only carry and has matching faux bolster milling.


Overall Length 7.69"
Blade Length 3.16"
Sharpened Length 3.06"
Blade Thickness 0.136"
Blade Material AEB-L
Blade Type Stainless
Opening Mechanism Flipper
Lock Frame Lock
Closed Length 4.56"
Handle Thickness 0.47"
Handle Material Titanium
Clip Titanium
Sheath Nylon
Weight 5.10 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States