KA Custom BtB-f
This orginal BtB-f or Bill the Butcher - folder, makes an apperance in this build as more formal and shiny "dress tactical" affair. Arriving at the party ready for business, but wearing a "waist coat of particular note."
This Titanium framelock is built using .187" thick 6al4V Ti with a hand contoured CC'd profile with a touch of decorative milling for good measure. The clip was also hand fabricated from the same material and given the same rounded profile for comfortable carry. A satin wire wheel orange peel texture on all the Ti gives it a classy appearance, but one that will wear extremely well over time.
For a little additional touch of interest, the backspacer and pivot collars were made from copper, and given a forced blue patina. You'll notice that the pivot collars were not only added for decorative purpose, but on the lock side function as both overtravel stop and lockbar stabilizer.
Obvioulsy, the most striking feature of this build is the Blade, which is hand ground stainless Damascus forged by Chad Nichols in Blue Springs, Mississippi. Chad's "Boomerang" pattern was given a very deep etch prior to being laborously hand buffed to a high polish. The result is a very unique 3D effect, almost akin to a topo relief map.
Heat treating was handled by Bos in Post Falls, Idaho. Blade rides on phosphor bronze washers with a ceramic detent, carbidized lock face, locking up firmly at 25% on face. Super smooth and flickable with a clean and easy release.
OAL: 6.75" when open-3.875" when closed
Will ship wrapped in a custom KA Battery Hank of your choice. Encased in a water -proof box.
Spyderco hole used under license.