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Nocturne

Custom frame-lock, produced in-house

Open – 7.5in / Closed – 4.4in

3.3in cutting edge blade in RWL 34 steel, 0.16in thick,

with flat-ground bevels.

Skiffmade 14 ball ceramic bearings

Lefty version available

Produced entirely in-house it is a 100% USA made product.

 

Design

A minimalist frame-lock design with a timeless aesthetic and a contemporary, feature-packed execution.

In this design I set out to create a knife which I would never get tired of.

Flipper, Front-flipper, thumb and spidy-flicker

All these opening methods are efficiently integrated into this design without making any sacrifices.

Features a low profile, "vanishing" flipper tab- in closed position it does not protrude past the profile of the knife and shows mercy to your pocket. When the knife is open the flipper hides completely and does not prevent any part of the edge touch a cutting block.

Features:

-"Begg-style" pocket-clip with ceramic ball for maximum comfort. 

- Skiffmade 14 ball ceramic bearings

  • 22% increased blade support over caged bearings of same size

  • Improved ball pathing around pivot

  • Less pivot screw tightening required

 
 

Manufacturing Story

I will film every step of making this knife a reality and the backers will get to see this content before anyone else!
Join me on a manufacturing journey, though every stage of manufacturing a custom knife.
Experience Grimsmo moments and solve production issues together with me inside of a 60 year old Aerospace machine shop.
I want to deliver you insights into the process as well as a physical knife and hopefully some entertainment as well by the end of this project.

 

Lefty

    If there is one subset of the knife community that doesn't get enough love it's the lefties. They constantly get shafted in this industry with mono-dexterous designs with no option for lefties. Framelocks are mono-dexterous which represent a disproportionately large segment of knives out today. And I think that is a shame and the gap should be bridged which is why I'm going to offer Nocturne in a fully lefty version

 
 

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