Small Batch Of Only 80 Pieces!
Upgraded D2 Steel Blade!
We have been in close contact with Mississippi knife maker Jim Burke for many years. The functionality of his designs can be seen in this popular "Hitman" model. Despite - or due to - its straight lines, this frame lock folding knife is highly ergonomic and extremely versatile.
The bearing-mounted VG-10 blade can be opened with the flipper or thumb hole. The amazing scale and frame lock design completes the package. Includes reversible pocket clip (tip-up carry / tip-down carry).
|BLADE LENGTH:||3.6 in|
|BLADE THICKNESS:||0.10 in|
|BLADE MATERIAL:||D2 Blade
I rated it a 4 star due to the frame lock, of which I am not a big fan. I much prefer locks like on Benchmade knives, but the frame lock is strong on this knife due to the titanium frame grip. D2 is a good tool steel, so the blade should hold up to a lot of use. I don't think I would pry with the blade as it is probably a bit brittle. It is a large knife, but carries easily as it is light and has a good clip. It can be easily opened with one hand, but closing it takes both hands for me. I think it is a high quality knife and I not only recommend it, but would buy another if I didn't already have several quality pocket knives.
This is a larger knife than I expected, but it carries in the pocket much smaller than it is. Very comfortable in the pocket, and kind of disappears and allows me to still have enough usable front pocket. The clip is very nice and offers just the right amount of tensions for easy stowage and drawing to and from the pocket.
The action is very smooth and this rather large blade flips out easily, every tome. The ergonomics are quite good, and the knife holds well in my size large hands in either the right or left hand.
The blade has a very well done bead blasted finish, and came from the factory nicely sharp.
I got this knife on sale at a price that really enhanced the value of my purchase. I absolutely would recommend this knife.
At $80, it's hard not to love this knife. It is a great value. Quality materials; D2, Ti, G10. Good balance. Comfortable in the hand. Solid frame lock. Very well executed.
I do wish the blade had a PVD coating. I also wish the G10 scales had a grippier texture. Minor issues given the value.
Some comments: blade is a little thick, and size is a bit much for my taste. Not great for EDC, but certainly doable. It wasn't designed to be a thin slicer that easily fits in the pocket. It was designed to be a hard use knife, and it is.
While the specs VG-10 steel, the one I received is marked as D2 steel which is a bit tougher and harder to sharpen which means great edge retention. Slightly less corrosion resistant, so wipe it down after getting it wet.
This knife was also heavier at about 5.5.oz.
This is my 3rd knife from CC in my quest for an EDC. The first had a flimsy ti clip. The 2nd was perfect and all blacked out too but the clip was so stiff I snapped the screw when attempting to adjust it. Now I have to add a clip to make it useable but saw this and changed my mind.
This Burke Hitman is the sweet spot. Added a touch of Ballistic oil and it opens smooth as silk. The clip is proper snug and flexes well. The G10 makes it grippy and less 'cold' than the Titanium one too. The size is perfect. Not too big and not small either. Plus for the price it really is an ideal edc. My $300+ Italian folder is nice but too big to carry every day. I am finally done with folder shopping. Glad it came in D2 and not vg10. I would not have bought it otherwise. Thanks guys.