Demko Knife AD20.5 Shark Foot Carbon Fiber, Stonewashed S35VN by Andrew Demko (205-S35-SFCF)
- Demko AD20.5 Shark Foot Carbon Fiber, Stonewashed, an undersized, sturdy EDC folding knife for hard work. Designed by Cold Steel's longtime designer, Andrew Demko. Its Shark-Lock™ lock is considered the strongest in the world!
Demko AD20.5 Shark Foot Carbon Fiber, Stonewashed, an undersized, sturdy EDC folding knife for hard work. Designed by Cold Steel's long-time designer, Andrew Demko. Cold Steel's greatest hits have come from his hand. His Shark-Lock™ lock is considered to be the strongest in the world!
Andrew Demko - owner and founder of Demko Knives, first started forging chisels in 1988 when he was in seventh grade. He immediately realised it was his passion and began forging knives almost immediately. Like many blacksmiths, Andrew began his journey in the garage, honing blade shapes and sharpening them on a small grinder. Andrew's passion for engineering and attention to detail was noticed by the well-known company Cold Steel. At Cold Steel, Andrew has developed some of the most innovative and powerful locking mechanisms in the industry. The legendary Tri-Ad Lock, Scorpion Lock and most recently the one-handed operator's dream - the Shark-Lock.
CPM S35VN - American martensitic high-alloy stainless steel with a hardness of 59-61 HRC, one of the best blade steels. Designed to provide better strength compared to CPM S30V, while maintaining corrosion resistance at the highest level. Manufactured by US Crucible Industries using the particle metallurgy / Crucible® Particle Metallurgy (CPM) process. The CPM process produces a very homogeneous, high quality steel with excellent dimensional stability, grindability and ductility compared to steels produced by conventional methods. The chemical composition has been balanced so that it consists of 0.5% niobium carbides (Nb) along with 3.0% vanadium (V) and 14.0% chromium (Cr) carbides. Replacing some of the niobium carbides with vanadium carbides makes the steel approximately 15-20% harder than S30V without losing wear resistance, and it is also easier to machine and polish. The improved strength of CPM S35VN also provides better resistance to edge chipping.
The Shark-Lock™ mechanism is located on the back of the knife and is operated by a ramp-like 'flipper'. When the blade is opened, the spring-operated locking arm moves up and then into a notch in the shank, placing it under the locking pin. Uniquely, the locking mechanism moves forward and backward, simultaneously moving up and down. This increases the size of the blade contact area, providing better mechanical strength in a specific area. And because the drive spring that moves the locking element upwards to the locked position is located in the locking arm itself, it will not be exposed to dirt and debris.
Blade - Shark Foot type, finished with a scratch-masking Stonewashed finish. The blade extends the length of the cutting edge in relation to the length of the slim blade, converging towards the needle-sharp tip of the knife. The thickness of the blade provides high strength while the high, flat grind gives excellent cutting edge geometry and extreme cutting performance. Ball bearings support the opening of the blade with a dual thumb stud or an oval thumb hole. The entire blade is locked with what is considered to be the world's strongest Shark-Lock™.
Handle - grips made of Carbon Fiber, a practically indestructible material insensitive to weather conditions, resistant to chemicals and mechanical damage. The chamfered edges of the covers eliminate sharp edges and the characteristic textured surface improves grip security. The single-position, right-handed clip allows the knife to be carried in the tip-up position, with the tip of the blade upwards. A left-handed clip is included.
Product number: 205-S35-SFCF
Product name: Demko AD20.5 Shark Foot Carbon Fiber, Stonewashed
Overall length: 197.0 mm / 7.75″
Blade length: 82.5 mm / 3.25″
Blade thickness: 3.2 mm / 0.125″
Handle length: 114.0 mm / 4.5″
Handle thickness: n.d.
Blade material: CPM S35VN
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Flat
Blade finish: Stonewash
Handle material: Carbon Fiber
Handle finish color: Black
Backspacer material: Stainless Steel
Backspacer colour: Gray
Clip: Right, Tip-Up
Clip material: Stainless Steel
Pivot mechanism: Ball bearing
Locking mechanism: Shark-Lock™
Opening method: Manual, dual thumb stud, thumb hole
Additional accessories: Left-handed clip
Designer: Andrew Demko
Brand: Demko Knives
Manufacturer: Demko Knives
Country of origin: USA
Developed by: Sharg® company