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- Veff Flat Top Serrations®
|Blade Length||2.23" (56.64 mm)|
|Blade Steel||8Cr13MoV, 58-60 HRC|
|Blade Thickness||.12" (3.05 mm)|
|Style||Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath|
|Sheath Material||Polyamide Nylon with glass fiber|
|Overall Length||4.77" (121.16 mm)|
The Hyphenate™ is a fixed blade climbing knife. But it also likes venturing into the world of camping or anywhere in the outdoors.
Hans Florine of Lafayette, CA, designed the Hyphenate™ to seamlessly cross boundaries from camp, to the trail to the big walls he climbs. Being a world-renowned speed climber he needed a compact knife that could hold its own in any condition.
A modified tanto blade design has both a smooth and serrated edge that feels equally at home creating tinder for the fire or cutting yourself free if a sling or rope has you caught in a jam. This is a minimal knife with maximum cutting power yet is lightweight enough to keep up with you on any adventure.
The handle features two large holes that help with grip but they also shave off precious ounces you don't need while climbing. A tough, glass-reinforced nylon sheath aligns with one of the holes so that you can secure the knife with a carabiner while not in use.
If you're looking for a knife that can go the distance in a variety of terrain, you should reach for the Hyphenate™.
In 2016, Hans released his first book about his record setting speed climbing accomplishments aptly titled "On The Nose, A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite's Most Iconic Climb", information here.
Hans has been climbing for over 32 years and is the world-record holding speed climber of The Nose on Yosemite’s El Capitan. So he knows the importance of making every ounce and handhold count. That’s why he designed blades like the NIAD™, that can carry their own light weight on a climb and tools that open with one hand. Because when you’re on a 5.13 or in a remote camp, you don’t want the equipment you’re holding onto holding you back.