(as of Sep 26,2021 08:23:28 UTC – Details)
Artisan Cutlery is committed to the creation of innovative blades and tools while keeping true to the qualities at the heart of traditional craftsmanship. The concept behind Artisan Cutlery as a brand is to strive to reach the summit in the fusion of aesthetics, ergonomics, and creativity while always building on the tradition of old-world craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The Proponent is one of our most iconic models. With an absolutely stunning 4” Wharncliffe and an overall length of almost 9” this massive cutting tool is overbuilt for use well beyond the specifications of most conventional folding knives. This knife truly makes a statement in pocket. When you want to be truly ready for anything the Proponent is the right knife for you.
The distinctive angled Wharncliffe blade shape makes this knife an excellent tactical option as well as a very effective large EDC.
With a blade that’s almost 1.75” wide the Proponent can generate a huge amount of cutting power along its edge, enough to handle to toughest materials that you can throw at it!
D2 steel is the perfect balance between performance and accessibility. D2 offers excellent edge retention and toughness as well as the ability to take a very keen edge that will last for extended periods of time. This steel is the prefect option for day-to-day use and will perform significantly longer than other, lower grade steels.
The Proponent features a substantially thick blade, far chunkier than many of our other models. The thickness of this knife allows to attack the toughest tasks in the roughest situations and come out ahead, And with the substantial height of the blade it can still be comfortably used for EDC tasks.
Dirk Pinkerton is a well-known name in the Knife world known for highly practical designs with superb ergonomics. The Proponent’s shape echoes many of Mr. Pinkerton’s classic designs with a focus on being a synthesis of practical and tactical while providing a lot of blade to work with.
In order to ensure smooth and fast operation we’ve outfitted the Proponent with a ceramic ball-bearing pivot construction which allows for quick and snappy one-handed flipper deployment and smooth closing action. A ceramic détente ensures that this knife will maintain crisp, snappy action for a lifetime of use. Even with the substantial size of this blade the action is still smooth and fast
The Proponent has been built to be exceptionally strong with a robust full liner construction and a liner lock, but for those who want an extra degree of strength and reliability we have included a hardened steel pin that can be screwed through the scales to act as a secondary locking mechanism. With the pin secured in place there is virtually no way for the lock to fail during use.
For people who want their knives to perform under any condition G10 is an excellent handle material option. G10 is temperature resistant, water resistant, non-reactive, non-conductive, and exceptionally tough under pressure. We’ve milled a specific groove pattern into the Proponent to give it additional grip in slippery situation.
AR-RPM9 Black PVD