Recently, American knife brand Camillus Cutlery has launched a new everyday pocket knife with the name Camillus Carbide Edge. The new model stands out both for its appearance, the materials used and the relatively affordable cost. The main distinguishing feature of the novelty, according to the manufacturer himself, is the reinforcement of the cutting edge with titanium carbide, which is fixed by laser welding, which is designed to increase the hardness and wear resistance of the blade..
The 82mm Camillus Carbide Edge Drop-Point style blade uses 3mm 420 stainless steel, with some distributors listing the Chinese equivalent of 3Cr13. The base hardness of the steel used is not specified, but usually it does not exceed 55 HRC. At the same time, the manufacturer claims that the addition of titanium carbide made it possible to increase this figure to 59-60 units on the HRC scale.
The blade can be removed with both steel pins and a flipper; bearings are responsible for the speed and smoothness of extraction. The blade is fixed with a steel frame. The handle of the new knife has a lightweight combined design, which is made of steel, aluminum and external decorative overlays made of glass-reinforced nylon. The design features a detachable clip and a large lanyard hole. The total length of the open knife is almost 197 mm, the length when folded is 115 mm, the total weight is 140 grams.
The new Camillus Carbide Edge pocket knife is currently only offered in one version and is priced at $33, while major distributors are already accepting orders for as low as $25.
- Camillus Cutlery has introduced three new budget folding pocket knives, the Cuda Bolt, Arvo and Bombat models.
|Name||Camillus Carbide Edge|
|Handle materials||Steel, Aluminium, GRN|
|Full length||197 mm|
|Handle length||115 mm|
|Blade length||82 mm|
|Blade thickness||3 mm|
|The weight||140 g|
|lock type||frame lock|