EnZo Birk 75 Folder, Flat Grind, Desert Ironwood Handle Scales
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EnZo Birk 75 Folder (Flat Grind, Desert Ironwood Scales)
Solid yet elegant folder from Finish brand EnZo, the EnZo Birk 75 with full flat grind in super strong S30V steel and comfortable, squared off scales in exclusive, figured Desert Ironwood. Finished with deep-pocket carry clip for discrete storage in satin finish steel.
The blade is 3 mm thick, about 75 mm long with a Linerlock mechanism. Somewhat of a heavy folder for it's quite small size, it really gives a comfortable, business-like feel in the hand.
S30V is a powdered, crucible super stainless steel, developed by Crucible Industries in the US, in collaboration with knife maker Chris Reeve. S30V creates vanadium carbides, harder than "standard" chromium carbides. This also gives a finer grain structure, again enhancing the cutting capabilities of the steel.
The good cutting performance from a classic Scandinavian, a Puukko, is translated into this modern folder Birk 75. Our Birk 75 has received many positive reviews for its technical superior design, rugged durability, and its eye popping good look. Now the second version is out, featuring: scales flush with the liners, clip placed for deep pocket carry, countersunk screws, opening liner changed for easier opening and closing. Flat, chamfered scales in Black Carbonfiber or in Curly birch, and rounded scales in black G-10.
(this is the top of the range Desert Ironwood version)
Length: 176/105 mm
Weight: 95 g
Blade length: 75 mm
Blade thickness: 3 mm
Steel: CPM S30 V (Made in USA, Crucible Particle Metallurgy or powdered steel)
Grind: full Flat Grind
Frame : Stainless 1.2 mm
Screws: Torx 6 . Pivot Torx 8
More details on S30V steel:
Made by US based Crucible, CPM S30V (often simply referred to as S30V) steel has excellent edge retention and resists rust effortlessly. It was designed in the US and is typically used for the high-end premium pocket knives and expensive kitchen cutlery. The introduction of vanadium carbides brings extreme hardness into the steel alloy matrix. Dollar for dollar, this is generally regarded as one of the finest knife blade steels with the optimal balance of edge retention, hardness and toughness. Note S30V now has a slightly better looking brother in S35VN which is distinctly similar but easier for manufacturers to work with thanks to niobium. Still, S30V is pretty common these days and one of our favorites.
More background on CPM steels:
CPM stands for Crucible Particle Metallurgy which is a process for manufacturing high quality tool steels. American Crucible Industries is the sole producer of CPM steels which are formed by pouring the molten metal through a small nozzle where high pressure gas bursts the liquid stream into a spray of tiny droplets. These droplets are cooled, solidified into a powder form and then hot isostatically pressed (HIP) where the powder is bonded and compacted. The trick here is that the HIP process ensures each of the fine particles have a uniform composition without any alloy segregation. All this results in a steel that has improved toughness, wear resistance and can be ground and heat treated with maximum effect.
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Function is excellent, clean crisp and light. Wood is very nice. Will also pick a scandi version eventually, perhaps modify the scales.