Chris Reeve Ti-Lock Stonewashed S35VN Titanium Folding Knife
2016 BLADE Show Knife of the Year® Manufacturing Quality Award, won 15 times over the last 16 years.
This is a great pocketknife. It is extremely lightweight. The action is very easy. Opening with the thumb stud using just one hand is very natural. Closing with one hand is also easy, but takes a little practice. The remarkable quality, though, is the very full sized blade and relatively small handle. It is really a compact knife with a really useful blade. The quality of manufacture is, of course, second to none.
Created with the challenge to isolate the lock mechanism on the blade, as opposed to typically on the knife body, the TiLock is an illustration of passion for design innovation by Grant and Gavin Hawk. Chris, being good friends and inspiration to the Hawks, fell in love with the TiLock concept and helped get the mechanism to a full production point of manufacturing.
In Chris's opinion, Grant and Gavin Hawk are the most innovative design team in the industry.
In early 2010, the Hawks showed Chris the concept of a new locking mechanism—one that Chris felt he could engineer and Chris Reeve Knives could manufacture. It was a lack of capacity not a lack of desire that has precluded Chris Reeve Knives from producing this or other Hawk Designs and they are honored to partner with the Hawks.
From the Designer Grant Hawk
"In the early to mid-1990's, I realized that I needed a new career. I had been fully engaged in precious metal exploration and the manufacture of small scale mining equipment when the price of gold and silver took a drastic dive and stayed put. At that point, I somehow got the idea that I might learn to make knives. I checked the Yellow Pages to find that Chris Reeve Knives was only 40 miles away in Boise. I drove to Chris’s shop and introduced myself as a wannabe knife maker. I soon sensed I wasn't the first guy to get that idea, but Chris gave me good advice and invited me back, if I ever actually got around to making a knife.
My first knives were more or less terrible and I realized later just how much I had put Chris through, in relying on his detailed accounts of exactly where I had gone wrong. Gavin and I both have learned a great deal over the years about knives and the knife business from Chris and it's a great honor to finally have the chance to work together in a fully-fledged collaboration."Official product page: http://www.chrisreeve.com/tilock.htmlSpecifications
- Right-Handed Carry
- Blade Length: 3.25"
- Closed Length: 3.94"
- Overall Length: 7.19"
- Blade Material: CPM-S35V Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.125"
- Blade Hardness: 59-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
- Handle Thickness (Per Side): 0.125"
- Locking Mechanism: Titanium Spring Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Washers
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 3.0 oz.
- Designers: Grant/Gavin Hawk and Chris Reeve
- Lock/Thumb Lugs: Silicon Bronze
- Made in the USA
Comes with dated certificate, tool, fluorinated grease, and Loc-Tite as pictured (actual photo)Comes brand new with warranty.