The cousin of the Hinderer Slicer, this knife features the same special Rick Hinderer flat-ground "slicer" grind that provides both slicing efficiency and a tough point but on a Carpenter CTS-204P powdered steel blade. With a high chromium and vanadium content, CTS-204P offers good wear resistance with excellent corrosion resistance. This powdered metallurgy stainless steel takes a razor edge and holds it well. It can also be polished to a mirror finish and is very tough. The Hinderer Carbon Fiber Slicer handle has a carbon fiber front scale and stonewashed titanium back. The knife opens with a flipper and moves out of the handle on the smooth KVT ball-bearing opening system. A washer with caged-ball bearings surrounds the pivot and makes opening the knife nearly frictionless; just pull back on the flipper, add a roll of the wrist, and the Hinderer Carbon Fiber Slicer is ready for action. The unique pocket clip is reversible and enables extra-deep carry in the pocket.
Features of Zero Tolerance Hinderer Carbon Fiber Slicer
- Weight: 5.5 oz.
- Blade Material: CTS-204P steel
- Overall Length: 8.3"
- Blade Length: 3.5"
- Closed Length: 4.8"
- Made in the USA
- The CTS-204P steel offers a premium combination of features: the ability to take a very sharp edge, wear resistance for superior edge retention, toughness, and polish-ability. When creating this alloy, one of the uses Carpenter specifically had in mind was making custom knives
- The KVT opening system is a manual opening system that enables smooth, easy blade opening without the use of a spring or torsion bar to assist the blade out of the handle
- As a knife user pulls back on the flipper blade protrusion or pushes outward on the thumbstud, the ball bearings rotate so that the blade glides out of the handle then locks into place, ready for use
- Ambidextrous flipper is part of the blade that protrudes at the knife spine when the knife is closed. When opened, the protrusion forms part of the finger guard
- Carbon fiber handle is composed of carbon atoms bonded together to form a long chain that is strong and lightweight
- These carbon fibers are woven together, then layered with epoxy and compressed under high pressure to create the carbon fiber sheet
- In a frame-lock knife, the knife handle consists of two plates of material on either side of the blade. When the knife is opened, the metal side of the frame butts up against the backend of the blade and prevents the blade from closing
- To ensure a secure lock up, one the plates is titanium
- Frame locks are manufactured so that the locking side of the frame is angled toward the interior of the knife to create a bias toward the locked position. Both the blade and lockbar are precisely angled so they fit together for a secure lock up
- Pocket clip can be changed to accommodate left of right hand use