Medford Knife Praetorian T Drop Point Blue-Violet/Silver Titanium ''Dragon Skin'' Sculpt, Tumbled S45VN by Greg Medford
- Medford Praetorian T Drop Point Blue-Violet/Silver Titanium ''Dragon Skin'', Tumbled, the flagship model of the folding knife from Medford Knife & Tool. A huge, heavily built knife that will stand up to the toughest tasks you put in front of it!
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. The MKT Praetorian T Drop Point Blue/Violet/Silver Titanium ''Dragon Skin'', Tumbled is just such an elite knife. Its amazing design is limited only by the strength of its materials. With a 4.8mm thick blade, solid 3.2mm thick titanium grips and 6.35mm 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 S45VN - corrosion resistant, mechanical stress resistant American CPM S45VN powder steel with added carbon, chromium and vanadium with a hardness of 58-59 HRC which is a developmental version of the well-known and popular S30V steel. This unique steel is designed for the production of high-grade blades and knives, manufactured at Crucible Inc. steel mills.
The powerful Praetorian T Drop Point Blue-Violet/Silver Titanium ''Dragon Skin'' blade, has been machine-finished using the ''tumbled'' method, the concave grinds give excellent cutting properties combined with high strength. Impressive embossing increases the strength, 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 was personalized (custom) by adding a 3D texture (sculpt) called ''Dragon Skin'' by the manufacturer. The whole thing was hand-colored with the help of a torch obtaining a unique pattern, guaranteeing the uniqueness of this copy. Each subsequent one will already have a different pattern, as this is the nature of hand customization. All Praetorian variants are equipped with a backspacer made of tempered steel D2, coated with NP3 which is also a glass nailer. 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.
Comes with a Peli-type waterproof case for storing and carrying the knife.
Model: Praetorian T
Blade steel: CPM S45VN
Blade finish and grind: Tumbled, Mid-height Hollow Grind
Presentation side grips finish: Silver / Blue "Dragon Skin" sculpt, Grip edge finish Violet
Clip side grip finish: Silver / Blue "Dragon Skin" sculpt, Violet grip edge finish
Hardware package finish (pivot and screws): Teal
Clip finish: Standard Silver
Breaker/lanyard finish: Silver NP3
Product number: MK012STD-01TM-TSCS-BN
Name: Praetorian T Drop Point Blue-Violet/Silver Titanium ''Dragon Skin'', Tumbled.
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 S45VN
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade finish: Tumbled
Handle material: Titanium
Handle finish color: Silver / Blue "Dragon Skin"
Backspacer material: D2
Backspacer color: Silver
Clip: Right, tip-up
Clip material: Titanium
Pivot mechanism: Phosphor bronze washers
Locking mechanism: Frame Lock
Opening method: Manual, nail nick
Additional accessories: plastic case (Peli type)
Designer: Greg Medford
Brand name: Medford
Manufacturer: Medford Knife & Tool, USA
Country of origin: USA
Developed by: the Sharg® company