The critically acclaimed Christensen Knifeworks designed Critical folder is now available as a mini version!
This flipper knife features a 3" Wharncliffe blade made of CPM-3V with a thick swedge, ample jimping and an ergonomic handle with pivot accents. 3V blade steel is razor-sharp and has outstanding toughness and edge retention. The rounded jimping on the blades spine is chamfered so that you can get comfortable while holding this knife. The flipper tab also features jimping for traction when deploying the knife.
Some info from Crucible on 3V steel:
CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. It is designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel. It offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear, or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other shock resistant grades. CPM 3V is intended to be used at 58/60 HRC in applications where chronic breakage and chipping are encountered in other tool steels, but where the wear properties of a high alloy steel are required.
|Closed Length (Handle)||108mm|
|Blade Finish||Black or Satin|
|Clip||Tip up deep carry clip|
|Handle Material||Micarta, CF or G10|
Watch Wayne's Sharp World go into why the Critical Mini could be his favourite Wharncliffe of all time in his full review below: