The Burke Knives Specialist TAD Edition pays homage to the archetypal lockback knife. Known for its ease of pocket carry, the lockback was a huge step up in utility and safety over the previous friction and slip joint designs. The main issue with the design is that the stronger the back lock, the harder it is to deploy. Jim Burke designed a simple solution incorporating a bearing pivot to overcome the heavy backspring. This offers the best of both worlds with easy blade deployment and a vigorous lock up that is both tactile and audible. The bolstered titanium frame aids in strength while the OD Green Micarta overlays add grip and contrast. The satin PSF27 clip point blade can handle all tasks asked of a folder. Finer points include a domed adjustable pivot, lanyard hole and a thin titanium pocket clip that stays out of the way in use.
Simplicity remains paramount for this modern classic. Burke has built the Specialist with quality materials and little fuss or aggrandizement. The result is a gentleman’s pocket knife with the DNA of your grandfather’s knife and the aesthetics of a modern master craftsman.
Satin finished clip point blade with three quarter swedge
Titanium frame, bolstered with OD micarta overlays
Lockback design with roller bearing pivot
Titanium clip, tip up right hand carry
The ergonomics are perfect for everyday carry and use for all but the heaviest work. The extensive chamfering reduces the grip’s bite.
Dissatisfied with what the market offered to law enforcement personnel, Jim Burke, himself a member, worked with his father to build a liner locking folder together. Without any outside help, the duo used magazine photos to build a series of prototypes and the first Burke Knives design was born in 1994. As Burke’s profession continued to evolve from Fugitive Apprehension, SWAT, Narcotics Raid Team to Security Contracting and Personal Protection, so did his knives. Using first hand field knowledge, Burke Knives delivers high quality custom tools for soldiers and civilians that will save your life or sit beautifully amongst a collection.
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