I love that elegant yet simple design.
I love the size of these knives (big-ish… 9.5cm blade, hence the name)
I love the amazing flipping and smooth action of ball bearings (simple or multiple rows)
I love how light the carbon “hati” is.
I love the texturing on the titanium in the “full Ti” models
I love the compactness of the “micro” version (still a “full size” knife by most standards)
Here is a pictorial ode to that design… First, presentation side
Then, lock side
Same blade shape, same handle shape… different knifes. Brothers.
Back spacers or stand off, gimping or not, but always the nicely placed chamfers, always the semi hidden lanyard hole…
Very nice sculpted pocket clips in titanium (for the big ones)
A closer look at the texturing… alluring, isn’t it?
And to conclude, a better look at those nice “bottoms”!
All four are excellent flippers, very smooth, but the one that takes the crown is the last arrived, the hati (carbon fibre presentation side). It’s got the almost hydraulic smoothness of the “seashell” (contoured full Ti scales with those diagonal lines and a backspacer) but also the almost perfect (frank but not harsh) detent of the “tortoise shell” (full Ti scales, no backspacer) and the almost un-perceivable yet haptic lock/unlock feeling of the “micro” (liner-lock with G10 scales).
I greatly enjoy them all and carry them very often. At the moment, it’s the hati that “graces my pocket”.