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For designer Flavio Ikoma, bigger is better. He brings this conviction to life in the colossally overbuilt, limited edition XOC™ /shock/ folding knife. It’s among the first in the world to house Deadbolt®, the mechanism that proves awesome strength doesn’t have to come at the compromise of simplicity and usability.
- Deadbolt® lock innovation provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
- Premium CTS® XHP Blade Steel
- Carbon Fiber with Titanium Handle Inlays
|Blade Length||4.258" (108.15 mm)|
|Blade Steel||CTS XHP|
|Blade Thickness||0.181" (4.6 mm)|
|Closed Length||6.25" (158.75 mm)|
|Handle||Weaved Carbon Fiber; Inlay - 6Al4V Ti|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Deadbolt® Lock|
|Overall Length||10.375" (263.53 mm)|
For years, Flavio Ikoma of Presidente Prudente, Brazil toiled over the mechanism that was to become Deadbolt®. Finally, it’s perfected: steel bolts interlock with the CTS-XHP carpenter steel blade when it’s deployed to yield outrageous strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point on the burly titanium handle for simple disengagement.
As a finishing detail, Flavio added a discreet torx screw in the handle for deployment customization. Modify the blade detent for an easier or more powerful flip that’s all yours.
The overbuilt XOC™ is a showpiece with powerful capabilities.
How Deadbolt® Works
Steel bolts interlock with the blade when it’s deployed to yield outrageous strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple, intuitive disengagement without fingers crossing the path of the blade.
Presidente Prudente, Brazil
Some kids dream of being a ballplayer. Flavio wanted to be a knifemaker. In his adolescence, he worked on knives of the Japanese sword variety in his father’s shop. He has gone on to learn metallurgy, to work with Ken Onion, and to become a force for innovation. Not only has Flavio brought to market the revolutionary IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system (with Rick Lala), but he also showed the world that there’s impressive strength in simplicity with his game-changing Deadbolt® innovation.