Medford Knife Praetorian Swift FL Flipper Drop Point Blue Titanium, Tumbled S45VN by Greg Medford
- Praetorian Swift FL Flipper Drop Point Blue Aluminium, Tumbled, a slimmer version of Medford Knife & Tool's flagship folding knife. It's still a 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 Swift FL Flipper Drop Point Blue Aluminium / Grey Titanium, Tumbled slimmer version of the flagship, is still just such an elite knife. Its incredible design is only limited by the strength of its materials. The 3.8mm thick blade, solid 3.2mm aluminium/titanium grips and 6.35mm thick pivots and bolsters make it stand out from other knives. Beautiful form and function, unrivalled reliability, this is a knife for enthusiasts who refuse to 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 a handmade finish.
CPM S45VN - a 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 manufacture of high-grade blades and knives, produced at Crucible Inc.'s steel mills.
Praetorian Swift FL Flipper Drop Point Blue Aluminium / Grey Titanium, Tumbled, has been machine-finished using the 'tumbled' method, the hand-crafted concave grinds give excellent cutting properties combined with high strength. The striking embossing adds to the strength with which the knife is opened. Ball bearings are used for the smooth operation of the opening mechanism, so the knife opens smoothly and silently. When unfolded, the flipper fin acts as a mini guard to protect our hand. A powerful titanium frame lock bar secures the knife against folding, unfolded and secured the knife is as solid as an armoured cash register.
The display side of the handle is blue anodised aluminium, the lock side titanium. The entire piece has been hand-coloured with a torch to create a unique pattern, guaranteeing the uniqueness of this piece. Each subsequent one will have a different pattern, as this is the nature of manual customisation. The whole is completed by a massive clip, also in titanium, of course.
Comes with a Peli-type waterproof case for storing and carrying the knife.
Model: Praetorian Swift FL Flipper Drop Point Blue Aluminium, Tumbled
Blade steel: CPM S45VN
Blade finish and grind: Tumbled, Mid-height Hollow Grind
Presentation side grip finish: Blue anodisation
Clip side grips finish:
Hardware package finish (pivot and screws):
Product number: n.d.
Name: Praetorian Swift FL Flipper Drop Point Blue Aluminium, Tumbled
Overall length: 195.0 mm / 7.68"
Blade length: 85.7 mm / 3.37"
Blade thickness: 3.8 mm / 0.150"
Handle length: 111.0 mm / 4.37"
Handle grips thickness: 4.18 mm / 0.165"
Weight: 128.0 g / 4.5 oz
Blade material: CPM S45VN
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade finish: Tumbled
Handle material: Aluminium / Titanium
Handle finish color: Blue / Grey
Backspacer material: n.d.
Clip: Right, tip-up
Clip material: Titanium
Pivot mechanism: Ball bearing
Locking mechanism: Frame Lock
Opening method: Manual, nail nick, flipper
Additional accessories: Plastic case (Peli type)
Designer: Greg Medford
Brand name: Medford
Manufacturer: Medford Knife & Tool, USA
Country of origin: USA
Development: Sharg® company