Viper Belone Satin M390 Stonewashed Titanium Liner Lock Flipper V5970TITI
The Viper Belone recalls the lines of the Pattada, a traditional Italian shepherds' knife, but with modern materials and design. The Belone has premium materials and build quality with Jesper Voxnaes' elegant, minimalist design aesthetic. Equipped with a satin finished M390 blade this version of the Belone has stonewashed titanium liners and overlays for a clean, rugged look.
New and improved clip design as of mid-2020.
Brand new, direct from Viper Knives, Italy.
Blade: The sub 3.5" clip point blade provides plenty of cutting edge while still being every day carry friendly. Flat ground M390 delivers excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance with an attractive satin finish and crowned spine for style. The blade rides on a thrust bearing pivot and deploys fast and smooth via the integral flipper tab.
Handle: Full titanium handle slabs have been are contoured for comfort and stonewashed finished for a rugged, handsome look. One of the 2.5 mm liners forms the liner lock mechanism that provides smooth, reliable operation for safe use. Stonewashed titanium overlays create more contour for enhanced ergonomics. The handle is completed with a partial titanium back spacer, end-mount clip and generous hole for lanyard attachment.
Carries via a right hand, tip-up, deep carry titanium pocket clip.
Bohler M390: Bohler M390 has become an extremely popular choice for high-end user grade knives thanks to its extreme edge retention. M390 also has a good corrosion resistance, meaning most users can avoid problems by simply wiping off their blade after each use. Another great feature of this steel is its ability to resist burr formation during sharpening. Comparable steels are CTS-204P and Duratech 20CV.
|Blade Rockwell||60-61 HRC|
|Country of Manufacture||Italy|