Based on the popular Rustic Gent, the CIVIVI Appalachian Drifter has a classic design with surprising twists and turns. Like its predecessor the Appalachian Drifter has an iconic clip point blade and sweeping handle. The blade has gotten an upgrade to a stunning stainless Damascus with a black hand rubbed finish. Instead of a back lock, this folder operates on a detent slip joint mechanism with caged ceramic bearing pivot flipper deployment! This version comes with gray and black layered G10 and Rose Pattern Carbon Fiber handle scales.
Blade: Made from black hand rubbed stainless Damascus the blade is executed in a hollow ground, Bowie style clip point that offers excellent performance in both piercing and slicing. Despite the stylish look the Appalachian Drifter is a utilitarian folder capable of handling both fine work and heavy use. Dual fullers on the blade enhance the aesthetics while offering an easy way to open the blade with two hands or utilize the top flipper tab. Either way operation is smooth thanks to the detent slip joint mechanism and caged ceramic bearing pivot.
Handle: Black stainless steel liners house the blade while supporting striking layered G10 and Rose Pattern Carbon Fiber handle scales with faux bolster milling for a timeless look. The layered G10/Carbon Fiber gives a modern feel to this stylish design along with the double detent slip joint mechanism delivering secure non-locking operation. Construction is completed with black stainless Torx hardware and a partial back spacer with inline lanyard attachment.
Carries via a right hand, tip-up, stainless steel deep carry clip.
Chinese Damascus: Damascus offers the performance of a modern steel while delivering a unique look from the pattern welded layers and acid etched finish. Often available in multiple patterns, Damascus gives a knife a striking and singular look. The core of this blade is 9Cr18MoV stainless steel hardened to around 60 HRC for solid cutting performance.