Medford Knives Praetorian Swift Tanto Black Aluminum CPM S35VN Button Lock Automatic

Model: MKT-023
Manufacturer: Medford Knife and Tool
Out of stock

Note: Automatic Knives may not be shipped outside of the United States. Additionally we cannot ship to the following states: Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington or the District of Columbia.

Blade Length Restrictions may apply to Connecticut and Vermont.


The Praetorian Swift is a slimmed down, Automatic version of the classic Medford Knife and Tool Praetorian design. Everything you love about the Praetorian is made more every day carry friendly by slimming down the package size yet retaining a robust construction. Add to that a smooth and reliable button lock automatic mechanism and you have a winning combination from MK&T. This version comes with a tumble finished CPM-S35VN Tanto blade and Black hard anodized aluminum handles.

Brand new, directly from Medford Knife & Tool, USA.

Blade: The Tanto blade is made from nearly 4 mm thick CPM-S35VN that has been tumbled and given a compound grind: flat ground at the tip with a mid-height hollow grind on the primary edge delivering a blade that pierces and slices with the best while retaining good durability. The thinner blade stock reduces the weight and thickness while enhancing cutting performance and is delivered with the iconic dual fullers of the classic Praetorian. The blade deploys smoothly and reliably via a medium strength coil spring with a push of the domed, stainless button lock.

Handle: The solid aluminum handles retain the classic Praetorian lines with scalloped milling on the front for traction. The solid slabs are hard anodized for a durable finish that fit well with the rugged, functional design framework of Medford Knives. The button lock mechanism is flawlessly smooth and reliable with a stainless steel slide safety for a rugged and secure mechanism. An integral aluminum back spacer protects the blade when closed with an oval hole for lanyard attachment at the pommel end. Includes a padded zipper pouch for carry and storage.

Carries via a right hand, tip-up only Titanium pocket clip.

CPM S35VN: was designed to offer improved toughness over CPM S30V. It is also easier to machine and polish than CPM S30V. The inclusion of Niobium allows for the formation of niobium carbides along with vanadium and chromium carbides. Substituting some niobium carbides for vanadium carbides makes CPM S35VN about 15-20% tougher than CPM S30V without any loss of wear resistance. CPM S35VN’s improved toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping.


Overall Length 7.72"
Blade Length 3.31"
Sharpened Length 3.28"
Blade Thickness 0.15"
Blade Material CPM-S35VN
Blade Type Stainless
Lock Button Lock
Safety Slide
Closed Length 4.38"
Handle Thickness 0.54"
Handle Material Aluminum
Clip Titanium
Weight 4.10 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States