Protech Malibu Custom Wharncliffe Stonewashed 20CV Abalone Inlaid Bronze 3D Titanium Flipper AB-02
The Protech Knives Malibu is a manual flipper happy to join the Protech family and sports a fast and fluid, flipper deployment and button lock mechanism. This slim folder exhibits all the precision fit and finish we know and love from Protech automatics delivered in a quick operating manual folder. Great for everyday carry and an ideal gentleman's tactical option. This titanium custom version comes with a stonewashed CPM-20CV modified Wharncliffe blade, bronze anodized 3D milled titanium handles with abalone inlays, matching inlaid button, solid titanium and 3D titanium pocket clip.
Brand new, direct from Protech Knives, USA.
Blade: The modified Wharncliffe blade comes with a sub-3.5" blade made from American CPM-20CV stainless steel equipped with a clean slicing plain edge. The stonewashed finish has a classy look, reduced reflectivity and hides wear from use. A modified Wharncliffe profile delivers balanced slicing and durability with a high saber grind and gently sweeping belly tapering to a fine tip for piercing tasks and detail work. Riding on a ball bearing pivot, the blade deploys fast and smooth via the integral index flipper tab.
Handle: Made from solid titanium, the handles are 3D milled with a subtle orange peel texture for visual appeal with a bronze anodized finish and stunning abalone inlays. Subtle finger grooves give optimal comfort with enhanced ergonomics and a distal taper that locks the hand in behind the integral flipper tab guard. The inlaid button lock adds a custom touch and delivers smooth operation and solid lockup. Construction is completed with satin hardware and a solid blue anodized titanium back spacer.
Carries via a right hand, tip-up, 3D machined titanium deep carry clip.
CPM-20CV: CPM-20CV (analog to Bohler M390 and CTS-204P) is a premium powder metallurgy (PM) stainless steel with high carbide content for some of the highest edge retention and corrosion resistance while being relatively easy to sharpen. A popular choice for high-end production and custom knives. Relatively high carbide volume and coarse microstructure gives this steel lower toughness.
|Handle Material||Abalone, Titanium|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|