Viper Hug Thiel Design Satin M390 Smooth Titanium Slip Joint Knife V5990TI

Model: VK-V5990TI
Manufacturer: Viper Knives
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Inspired by Jared Oeser's custom Native, French custom knife maker Sacha Thiel created his first slip joint, the Birdy, elaborating on Oeser's design. The sleek, stylish lines of the handle look and feel great, and the modified Wharncliffe blade gives the knife an aggressive appearance and functional performance. The Viper Hug is a high quality Italian production of this custom design. This version comes with a satin finished Bohler M390 blade and smooth titanium handles.

Brand new, direct from Viper Knives, Italy.

Blade: Made from premium Bohler M390 stainless steel the modified Wharncliffe blade comes with a handsome satin finish, crowned spine and aggressive swedge at the reverse Tanto point. The full flat grind slices with ease, tackling your daily tasks from package opening to apple slicing, and the piercing tip is ideal for any precision work. Bronze washers assure the slip joint blade opens with smooth, reliable action via the nail nick.

Handle: A crowned stainless steel back spring matches the spine of the blade and is fit securely between two slabs of contoured matte gray titanium. The handle design provides a secure, comfortable grip with good heft in the hand from the durable titanium. A hole at the pommel allows for lanyard attachment.

Sheath: Carries in a stitched leather slip sheath. No pocket clip.

Bohler M390: Bohler M390 (analog to CPM-20CV 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.

On the name: "We wanted to give a symbolic name to the new Viper knife of 2021: it is like a Hug to always carry with you, the one that the pandemic has made us miss for so many months." -Viper by Tecnocut


Overall Length 7.25"
Blade Length 3.15"
Sharpened Length 2.75"
Blade Thickness 0.12"
Blade Material M390
Blade Type Stainless
Blade Rockwell 58-60 HRC
Blade Grind Flat
Blade Finish Satin
Pivot Washers (Phosphor Bronze)
Closed Length 4.10"
Handle Thickness 0.45"
Handle Material Titanium
Hardware Stainless Steel
Weight 3.35 oz.
Sheath Material Leather
Sheath Weight 0.40 oz.
Condition New
Country of Manufacture Italy