WE Knife Thug Marble Carbon Fiber, Gray Hand Rubbed (2103C)
- The Thug Gray Marble Carbon Fiber is a small, heavily built EDC folder. WE Knife company is the absolute world leader when it comes to manufacturing knives of the highest quality. The best steels, excellent designs by well-known makers.
Thug Marble Carbon Fiber, Gray Hand Rubbed is a hot design of a hell of a knife designed by renowned custom knife maker Matt Christensen. Those familiar with Matt's work know how hard it is to get one of his knives. The Thug with its grind tanto blade is definitely worth the purchase.
Matthew Christensen - a native of Steger, Illinois, an uncompromising Custom Knifemaker whose works are very hard to get! Either you're lucky and managed to buy one, or you'll get your knife exclusively from the secondary market. His handmade custom knives can be recognized by their hard blade shapes.
CPM 20CV - one of the best tool steels, American premium martensitic stainless steel. Manufactured by US Crucible Industries using the particle metallurgy / Crucible® Particle Metallurgy (CPM) method. The CPM process creates a very homogeneous, high-quality steel with excellent dimensional stability, grindability and ductility compared to steels produced by conventional methods. Designed to provide better wear resistance while maintaining corrosion resistance at the highest level. This super steel is comparable to Bohler's M390 steel or Carpenter's CTS-204P. According to some knife manufacturers, 20CV is the best of these three steels in terms of edge retention. It consists of 19.0% carbon (C), 20.0% chromium (Cr), 4.0% vanadium (V), 1.0% molybdenum (Mo) and 0.6% tungsten (W). The high percentage of chromium with a touch of molybdenum makes 20CV one of the best high-end corrosion-resistant steels.
Blade - modified tanto. It opens with a double-sided peg in the wedge, so it can be easily used by right- and left-handed people. Ceramic ball bearings are responsible for the smooth operation of the opening mechanism. For ease of sharpening, the beginning of the cutting edge starts with a small choil. A mixed grind is used here, in the rear part is a high, concave grind for cutting and precision work, the so-called Hollow Ground Primary Bevel. In the front part we have a high, flat grind to reinforce the Flat Ground tip. To improve piercing capabilities, an unsharpened false blade was brought out in the upper part. The blade was finished using the Gray Hand Rubbed method. The entire blade is locked with the proven and popular frame lock with a steel insert to prevent the lock face from rubbing.
Handle - on the representative side a thick piece of Marbled Carbon Fiber, on the lock side solid titanium. The liners are screwed to an intricately machined titanium backspacer, giving assurance of many years of use. As with other EC models, the pivot axis is adorned with a stylized manufacturer's logo. A right-handed, single-position titanium clip allows the knife to be carried in the tip-up (tip up) position. On the back of the handle a lanyard hole, hidden in the backspacer, a place for a decorative or security cord.
Case - the knife is packed in a zippered soft nylon case with the manufacturer's logo for safe storage and transportation of the folder.
Product number: 2103C
Product name: Thug Marble Carbon Fiber, Gray Hand Rubbed
Overall length: 164.6 mm / 6.48"
Blade length: 68.4 mm / 2.69"
Handle length: 96.2 mm / 3.79"
Thickness of blade: 4.0 mm / 0.16"
Handle thickness: 13.4 mm / 0.53"
Weight: 101.5 g / 3.58 oz
Blade material: CPM 20CV
Blade hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade grind: Compound With Hollow Ground Primary Bevel & Flat Ground Tip
Blade finish: Satin
Handle material: Titanium 6AL4V / Marbled Carbon Fiber.
Handle finish color: Gray
Backspacer Material: Titanium 6AL4V
Backspacer color: Gray
Clip: Right, Tip-Up
Clip material: Titanium 6AL4V
Pivot mechanism: Caged Ceramic Ball Bearing.
Locking mechanism: Frame lock
Opening method: Manual, double thumb stud
Additional accessories: pouch
Designer: Matthew Christensen
Manufacturer: WE Knife Co., Ltd
Country of origin: P.R.C.
Development: a Sharg® company