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Lion Steel TM1 Micarta

18+
£179.90 - £193.95
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LionSteel of Italy have developed a reputation for producing high quality knives. 2013 and 2014 saw the development of one-piece construction "Solid" knives - the TR1 and TiSpine models.


This model, the TM1 continues that evolution with the introduction of a lock-back knife. The TM1 is a fine example of LionSteel's "Monolithic" one-piece contsruction, and looking at the knife, one wonders how they have managed to craft a three-dimensional knife handle from one piece of carbon fibre. LionSteel attribute the skill to their four-centreline machining stations, working in unison to carve a solid block of micarta into the tactile form of the handle seen here.


The modified tanto blade is honed from Sleipner steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 60-61. The elegant curve of the belly of the blade allows the user to position the tip exactly where required, and to use the length of the curve for the most precise cutting tasks. Be under no illusion though - this knife is tough - the carbon fibre is strong, and will take the knocks that life will throw at it - but it's so light in the hand, feeling delicate yet sturdy.


The pocket clip can be fitted on either side of the handle. It is fixed at the end of the knife, secured by the tungsten-carbide-tipped glass-breaker, making this knife easily switchable from right- to left-side carry - truly ambidextrous.


The blade is held open by the double spring lock back mechanism, making it a joy to open, with a satisfying "clunk" as it locks into position. LionSteel tell us that this mechanism provides long-term durability. The blade pivots around the precision-engineered IKBS bearing system which is fast becoming standard issue on all decent knives. To make the IKBS pivot, LionSteel mill out a tiny ball race around the pivot point of the blade, which is micrometer perfect to hold a set of ballbearings. The two sides of the bearing hold those balls in place, and the balls in turn allow the blade to pivot with a lovely smooth motion. This truly is a knife to last you a lifetime.


This knife is another designed by Michel 'Molletta' Pensato, who has made a name for himself with his innovative use of software to map out the contours of his knives, before calculating how to construct them from the most challenging and desirable of materials.


The TM1 is available with either a black coated blade or with a satin (silver) finish to the blade. Either colour looks wonderful, and makes an impressive tool for your collection.

SKU:
CCM-LS-TM1-M-$$
Brand:
Lion Steel
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
9.0000
Overall Length:
20.5000
Blade Material:
Sleipner Chromium Tool Steel
Blade Hardness (HRC):
60-61 HRC
Blade Thickness:
0.45
Closed Length:
11.7500
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Handle Material:
Micarta
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Product Weight:
145g
Lock Type:
Back Lock
Newest:
2014-08-11 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
179.9000
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days

Description


LionSteel of Italy have developed a reputation for producing high quality knives. 2013 and 2014 saw the development of one-piece construction "Solid" knives - the TR1 and TiSpine models.


This model, the TM1 continues that evolution with the introduction of a lock-back knife. The TM1 is a fine example of LionSteel's "Monolithic" one-piece contsruction, and looking at the knife, one wonders how they have managed to craft a three-dimensional knife handle from one piece of carbon fibre. LionSteel attribute the skill to their four-centreline machining stations, working in unison to carve a solid block of micarta into the tactile form of the handle seen here.


The modified tanto blade is honed from Sleipner steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 60-61. The elegant curve of the belly of the blade allows the user to position the tip exactly where required, and to use the length of the curve for the most precise cutting tasks. Be under no illusion though - this knife is tough - the carbon fibre is strong, and will take the knocks that life will throw at it - but it's so light in the hand, feeling delicate yet sturdy.


The pocket clip can be fitted on either side of the handle. It is fixed at the end of the knife, secured by the tungsten-carbide-tipped glass-breaker, making this knife easily switchable from right- to left-side carry - truly ambidextrous.


The blade is held open by the double spring lock back mechanism, making it a joy to open, with a satisfying "clunk" as it locks into position. LionSteel tell us that this mechanism provides long-term durability. The blade pivots around the precision-engineered IKBS bearing system which is fast becoming standard issue on all decent knives. To make the IKBS pivot, LionSteel mill out a tiny ball race around the pivot point of the blade, which is micrometer perfect to hold a set of ballbearings. The two sides of the bearing hold those balls in place, and the balls in turn allow the blade to pivot with a lovely smooth motion. This truly is a knife to last you a lifetime.


This knife is another designed by Michel 'Molletta' Pensato, who has made a name for himself with his innovative use of software to map out the contours of his knives, before calculating how to construct them from the most challenging and desirable of materials.


The TM1 is available with either a black coated blade or with a satin (silver) finish to the blade. Either colour looks wonderful, and makes an impressive tool for your collection.

Specification


SKU:
CCM-LS-TM1-M-$$
Brand:
Lion Steel
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
9.0000
Overall Length:
20.5000
Blade Material:
Sleipner Chromium Tool Steel
Blade Hardness (HRC):
60-61 HRC
Blade Thickness:
0.45
Closed Length:
11.7500
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Handle Material:
Micarta
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Tanto
Product Weight:
145g
Lock Type:
Back Lock
Newest:
2014-08-11 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
179.9000
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days

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  • 5
    ANOTHER ITALIAN BEAUTY

    Posted by GRANT.E on 25th Feb 2016

    RECEIVED TODAY ,SO DONT KNOW WHAT THE SLEIPNER STEEL IS GOING TO HOLD OUT LIKE. DIDNT COME MY SORT OF SHARP,SO IVE SORTED THAT NOW. FOR £175 YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO IT EXCEPT EITHER USE IT OR ADMIRE IT,WASNT VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT[A KNIFE THIS SORT OF SIZE SHOULD BE VERY SHARP AT LEAST-] ANY WAY RAZOR SHARP NOW,AND BAR THAT THE KNIFE IS A BEAUTY, ONE SOLID PIECE OF MICARTA,IVE HAD PVD COATED,EVERYTHING CENTRAL AND ROCK SOLID ,VERY SMOOTH AND BACK LOCK STRONG WITH A CLUNK SOUND THAT SITS BETWEEN POHL FORCE AND BENCHMADE. A VERY NICE KNIFE INDEED BUT IF I COULD HAVE ANYTHING DIFFERENT IT WOULD BE THE BLADE BEING ABOUT 4". THERE ARE A LOT OF REALLY GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THIS KNIFE [BELIVE ME IVE READ EM] AND MOST OF IT I DEFINATELY AGREE WITH,BUT IT SHOULD HAVE COME AS SHARP AS IT COULD,A SIGN THERE RUSHING THEM THROUGH I GUESS. ANY WAY FOR NOW IVE TAKEN THE CLIP OFF, PUT THE GLASS BREAKER BACK AND ILL CARRY IT IN MY CUDAMEN MT6 CASE [NEED TO GET MORE OF THEM CASES FROM SOMEWHERE] DONT MIND USING IT BUT BETTER KEEP WORK DUST OFF IT. THANX TO ALL AT H.H