Tom Krein Custom TK-8 Defender Acid Washed Nitro-V Anso Milled Pumpkin G10 Fixed Blade

Model: CU-4804
Manufacturer: Custom Knives
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The custom TK-8 Defender is a full sized tactical fixed blade from maker Tom Krein. Designed with Krein's signature ergonomic handle and performance oriented hollow grind the TK-8 has a generous handle and practical drop point blade that lends it field knife utility with a durable, hard use build. This version comes with an acid washed Nitro-V stainless steel blade and Anso pattern milled orange and black Pumpkin G10 handle scales over black liners with a black Micarta pin.

Brand new, direct from Krein Knives.

Blade: The +4 inch drop point blade delivers full-size cutting power with a performance-driven shallow hollow grind and a forward swedge for increased piercing ability. Tough, acid washed Nitro-V stainless steel hides wear from use and is discreetly non-reflective. A ramp on the spine pairs with the integral index guard and shallow finger groove for safety and speed in both outdoor field work and defensive use.

Handle: Ergonomically designed, blasted G10 handle scales are contoured and milled with Anso pattern texture for unparalleled traction and a sure grip. Shaped with a taper toward the pommel, the neutral handle design is secure without compromising speed and versatility in the hand. The scales are attached via a black Micarta pin and hollow lanyard tube.

Sheath: Carries via a custom molded Kydex sheath with large Tek-Lok.

Nitro-V Stainless Steel: Nitro-V is a modified AEB-L with Nitrogen and Vanadium added for enhanced performance. You get is a very fine-grained steel with exceptional edge stability, allowing for a very fine, high performance slicing edge. It is easy to sharpen, with good edge retention and high toughness for a stainless steel, close to M4.


Overall Length 8.50"
Blade Length 4.05"
Sharpened Length 3.85"
Blade Thickness 0.19"
Blade Material Nitro-V
Blade Type Stainless
Handle Thickness 0.70"
Handle Material G10
Weight 6.20 oz.
Sheath Kydex
Sheath Weight 3.10 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States