The K-3 Flipper from Reate Knives pushes the boundaries of traditional knife form without sacrificing any function or performance. The clean, geometric lines of the handle are inlaid with classy Carbon Fiber and are subtly milled and contoured for excellent ergonomic comfort. A radical, compound ground Tanto blade made from stunning, “Heimskringla” pattern Damasteel provides great cutting performance. The standard for Reate fit and finish is exceptional.
The item is brand new direct from Reate Knives.
The Blade: Damasteel is stainless, Damascus-style blade steel designed to provide modern cutting performance with minimal maintenance. The compound ground blade, with a saber ground forward edge and mid-height hollow ground rearward edge, provide the blade with a great combination of strength and slicing performance. A swedge enhances piercing performance and the milled pocket with holes adds a nice visual element. A ceramic ball bearing pivot gives the K-3 silky smooth deployment via the index flipper.
The Handle: The K-3 is very comfortable in the hand with an ergonomic design, milled details and Carbon Fiber inlays. This knife looks fantastic while retaining an excellent functional design. A milled titanium backspacer with heavy jimping gives some traction in the hand while a 3D titanium pocket clip with ceramic tension ball allows for secure carry with fast deployment. The clip is tip-up right hand only. Polished titanium hardware complete the K-3 and the titanium frame lock delivers smooth, solid operation thanks to the steel insert which doubles as over travel protection.
Ships with a zippered storage pouch, microfiber cloth & bag, Velcro patch and extra hardware.
Stock Photo – Damasteel Will Vary
About Damasteel: is a high hardness, high corrosion resistant steel that combines two martensitic stainless steels – RWL34 and PMC27 – in various patterns that, when etched, create the designs seen in the blade. Damasteel delivers a blade that is very eye-catching and has performance in the realm of RWL34, which is similar to CPM154.