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Mantis Damascus Gearhead

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Item #: MAN-GHC13DM

$275.00

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Introduced at the 2019 Shot Show, the Mantis Gearhead is a collaboration between Grant and Gavin Hawk, of Hawk Knives, and Mantis Knives. Their planetary gear opening system utilizes a series of gears to open the blade. Three smaller gears are set inside a larger ring gear. When the lever is moved towards the top of the handle, the gear system rotates the blade a full 180 degrees, from closed to the open position. The blade is then locked in the open position utilizing a liner style lock.

The 3-1⁄2"  drop point blade is stainless Damascus. The handle scales are AUS-8 stainless with a black coating and a tip-up pocket clip. We have chosen two very slight variations of the knife. The difference is only between the brass or copper ring gear. The handle measures 4-3⁄4" . Weighs 6.2 oz. Made in the U.S.A.

  • Type
    Folder
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
    3-1/2"
  • Finish
    Copper
  • Blade Steel
    Damascus
  • Lock
    Gear Lock
  • Handle
    AUS-8
  • Closed Length
    4-3/4"
  • Weight
    6.2 oz.
  • Origin
    USA

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Mantis Knives Gearhead in brass. OK, very cool knife. I was a 'Steam Punker' before there was such a term! This planetary gear knife fits the bill. The locking liner device did not work correctly and I had to bend the lock a little to make it work. The action is cool when not using the lever. I am old and have arthritis and the lever is a bit hard for me.  I realize the lever will be a bit stiff until broken in a bit. This is a lovely knife, and something I wanted for my collection. I will keep it in running order, that is a promise. Rating: 8/10 Kathleen E. Snowflake , AZ
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