Medford Praetorian T Tanto Black PVD Titanium w/Teal Pinstriping, Teal HW/Clip, Black PVD 3V by Greg Medford
- Praetorian T Tanto Black PVD Titanium w/Teal Pinstriping, Teal HW/Clip, Black PVD flagship model of folding knife from Medford. A heavily built knife that will stand up to toughest tasks you will set before it. Customizations will make you stand out!
The elite Imperial Praetorian Guard was a unit into which the best of the Roman legionaries were selected to serve as the Emperor's personal protection. Praetorian T Tanto Black PVD Titanium w/Teal Pinstriping, Teal HW/Clip, Black PVD from MKT is just such an elite knife. Its amazing design is limited only by the strength of the materials it is made from. With a 4.8 mm thick blade, solid 3.2 mm thick titanium grips and 6.35 mm thick pivots and screws, it stands out from other knives. Beautiful form and function, unrivaled reliability, this is a knife for enthusiasts who do not recognize compromise and demand the highest standards!
Greg Medford's idea was to create the most reliable knives imaginable while retaining their beauty and adding the "soul" of hand finishing.
CPM 3V - wear-resistant tool steel with high hardness. Manufactured by US Crucible Industries using the particle metallurgy / Crucible® Particle Metallurgy (CPM) method. The CPM process creates a highly homogeneous, high-quality steel with excellent dimensional stability, grindability and ductility compared to steels produced by conventional methods. Designed to provide maximum fracture and chipping resistance in high wear resistance steels. It offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other impact-resistant grades. CPM 3V is hardened to 61-63 HRC for applications where chronic fracture and chipping is found in other tool steels, but where the abrasive properties of high-alloy steel are required.
The powerful Praetorian T type Tanto blade, has been black PVD-coated, concave grinds give excellent cutting properties combined with high strength. The striking embossing increases durability, using them to open the knife. For increased insensitivity to contamination, phosphor bronze washer was used, making the pivot axis more resistant to field work. A powerful titanium frame lock bar secures the knife from folding, unfolded and secured the knife is as solid as an armored cash register.
The titanium handle has been personalized (custom) by anodizing the edges of the handle with a different color than the scales - teal. All Praetorian variants are equipped with a D2 hardened steel backspacer, coated with NP3 which serves as glass breaker. MKT has thoroughly tested these backspacers and found that they are completely reliable and 100% functional. No tricks. There will be no other variants of this backspacer, in a different material or shape, as it is meant to save lives in an emergency, not for decoration. Wear hand and arm protection when testing, as excessive impact force will ALWAYS cause cuts! The whole thing is completed with a solid clip, also made of titanium, of course.
The knife is supplied in a waterproof and dust-resistant - IP67 rated and impact-resistant (MIL-STD-810F) technical case from the American S3 Case Company. Made of high-impact S433 resin - one of the most durable materials available in the world.
It comes - cardboard box, S3 Case, Dog Tag and signed "Certificate of Creation and Authenticity".
Model: Praetorian T Custom
Blade steel: CPM 3V
Blade finish and grind: Black PVD, Mid-height Hollow Grind
Presentation side grips finish: Black PVD w/Teal Pinstriping
Grip side finish: Black PVD w/Teal Pinstriping
Hardware package finish (pivot and screws): Teal
Clip finish: Brushed Teal
Breaker/lanyard finish: Black PVD
Product number: MK0123PT-30PV-T2C2-BP
Name: Praetorian T Tanto Black PVD Titanium w/Teal Pinstriping, Teal HW/Clip, Black PVD
Overall length: 227.0 mm / 8.9"
Blade length: 95.25 mm / 3.75"
Blade thickness: 4.8 mm / 0.190"
Handle length: 133.35 mm / 5.25"
Handle grips thickness: 3.18 mm / 0.125
Weight: 250.0 g / 8.82 oz
Blade material: CPM 3V
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade finish: Black PVD
Handle material: Titanium
Handle finish color: Black w/Teal Pinstriping
Backspacer material: D2
Backspacer color: Black
Clip: Right, tip-up
Clip material: Titanium
Pivot mechanism: Phosphor bronze washers
Locking mechanism: Frame Lock
Opening method: Manual, nail nick
Additional accessories: S3 Case T200, Dog Tag
Designer: Greg Medford
Brand name: Medford
Manufacturer: Medford Knife & Tool, USA
Country of origin: USA
Developed by: the Sharg® company