Medford Knife M-48 Black PVD Aluminium / Titanium, Tumbled S35VN by Greg Medford
- M-48 Black PVD Al / Titanium, Tumbled, is a tribute to the M-48 Patton tank, a slim semi-custom folding knife from Medford Knife & Tool. Hand honed blade with Magnus Edged tip. For those who like slimmer knives than the Praetorian, but still reliable!
M-48 Black PVD Al / Titanium, Tumbled, a tribute to the M-48 Patton battle tank. Hybrid bearing folding knife, aluminium and titanium handle and reversible clip. Fully unfolded, the knife is almost 9 inches long and the hybrid design makes it perfect for EDC applications. The new innovative Magnus Edged tip, hand honed blade made like no other. Distinctive tank track pattern on the handle.
Greg Medford's idea was to create the most reliable knives imaginable while retaining their beauty and adding the 'soul' of hand finishing.
CPM S35VN - American martensitic high-alloy stainless steel with a hardness of 59-61 HRC, one of the best steels for blades. 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.
M-48 Black PVD Aluminium / Titanium, Tumbled, has been machine-finished using the 'tumbled' method, the handmade concave grinds give excellent cutting properties combined with high strength. The innovative Magnus Edged cut strengthens the tip of the knife. For smooth operation of the opening mechanism, ball bearings are used, so the knife opens smoothly and noiselessly. The flipper fin, when unfolded, 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 black PVD-coated aluminium, the lock side titanium. The aluminium is embossed with the imprint of a tank track and the M-48 marking, and is completed by a solid clip, also in titanium, of course.
A Peli-type waterproof case for storing and carrying the knife is included.
Model: M-48 Black PVD Aluminium / Titanium, Tumbled
Blade steel: CPM S35VN
Blade finish and grind: Tumbled Hollow Grind
Handle Lining Finish: Black PVD Aluminum / Titanium
Hardware package finish (pivot and screws):
Product number: n.d.
Product name: M-48 Black PVD Aluminium / Titanium, Tumbled
Overall length: 218.4mm / 8.6″
Blade length: 99.1 mm / 3.9″
Blade thickness: 3.2 mm / 0.125″
Handle length: 116.8 mm / 4.6″
Handle thickness: n.d.
Weight: 99.2 g / 3.5oz
Blade material: CPM S35VN
Blade hardness: n.d.
Blade grind: Hollow
Blade finish: Tumbled
Handle material: Aluminium / Titanium
Handle finish colour: Black
Backspacer material: n.d.
Clip: Right / left, tip-up
Clip material: Titanium
Pivot mechanism: Ball bearings
Locking mechanism: Frame Lock
Opening method: Manual, 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