Medford Smooth Criminal Black Aluminum Black PVD S35VN Button Lock Flipper
The Smooth Criminal is the first aluminum frame folder from Medford Knife and Tool. The Smooth Criminal is a button lock flipper with hard-anodized finish and an S35VN blade making it a more economical option that still retains the high standards set by Medford: 100% American made with all the MKT attributes you’ve come to expect. This version comes with a black PVD coated CPM-S35VN blade and black hard anodized aluminum handles.
Brand new, direct from Medford Knife & Tool, USA.
Blade: The utilitarian drop point blade is made from 5/32 inch thick CPM-S35VN ground with a mid-height hollow grind 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. Finished with a non-reflective black PVD coating the blade has enhanced corrosion resistance and is discreet in use. Deploying smoothly on a ball bearing pivot the blade opens via the index flipper optimized for light switch operation. A generous sharpening choil allows easy sharpening.
Handle: Two 3/16" slabs of solid aluminum form the handle. The solid slabs are hard anodized with a light tumble that fits perfectly with the rugged, functional design framework of Medford Knives. Both scales have stepped milling for a more contoured feel. The button lock mechanism is flawlessly smooth, reliable and easy to operate. A partial aluminum back spacer features an extended lanyard attachment tab. Both slabs and blade are marked with an individual serial number.
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.
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