Medford Knife Praetorian Genesis T Tanto Bead Blasted/Gray Titanium ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'', Black PVD S45VN by Greg Medford
- Praetorian Genesis T Tanto Bead Blasted/Gray Titanium ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'', Black PVD, a smaller version of Medford Knife & Tool's flagship folding knife. A sturdily 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 Genesis T Tanto Bead Blasted/Gray Titanium ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'', Black PVD is just such an elite knife. Its amazing design is limited only by the strength of its materials. 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 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 blade of the Praetorian Genesis T Tanto Bead Blasted/Gray Titanium ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'' has been coated with black PVD coating, the concave grinds give excellent cutting properties combined with high strength. The striking 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.
Handle made of titanium was finished with Bead Blasted method and then coated with gray PvD coating. The knife was personalized (custom) by adding striking graphics named "Rainbow Birds of Paradise'' by the company. All Praetorian variants are equipped with a D2 hardened steel backspacer, coated with NP3 which is also a 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. Pivot and clip covered with black PVD coating.
Comes with a Peli-type waterproof case for storing and carrying the knife.
Model: Praetorian Genesis T
Blade steel: CPM S45VN
Blade finish and grind: Black PVD, Mid-height Hollow Grind
Presentation side grips finish: Gray PVD, ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'' art
Clip side grip finish: Gray PVD, ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'' art
Hardware package (pivot) finish: Black PVD
Clip side finish: Black PVD
Breaker/lanyard finish: Black PVD
Product number: MK029SPT-01TM-TPCP-BP
Name: Praetorian Genesis T Tanto Bead Blasted/Gray Titanium ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'', Black PVD
Overall length: 190.0 mm / 7.5"
Blade length: 83.8 mm / 3.3"
Blade thickness: 4.8 mm / 0.190"
Handle length: 110.0 mm / 4.35"
Handle grips thickness: 3.18 mm / 0.125
Weight: 207.0 g / 7.3 oz
Blade material: CPM S45VN
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade finish: Black PVD
Handle material: Titanium
Handle finish color: Gray PVD, ''Rainbow Birds of Paradise'' art.
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: plastic case (Peli type)
Designer: Greg Medford
Brand name: Medford
Manufacturer: Medford Knife & Tool, USA
Country of origin: USA
Developed by: the Sharg® company