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
Good rugged folder. Has a solid thunk sound when opening. The clip on it I removed as it pushes this already robust knife into your hip or gut when clipped to your waist. I put a bit of paracord through the lanyard holes and have a Tec Clip off that. It hangs off the clip below the waist now, or edge of my pocket and makes carrying it very unobtrusive without the discomfort of having something 'strapped' to me.
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.