SKIF Defender II is a new generation of one of the best models from 400 Series. The shape and purpose of this knife remain the same – working tool, which can resolve most of every-day tasks, and will be suitable for outdoor activities.
The new steel 9Cr18MoV, which contains more carbon and chrome than 8Cr13MoV, has much more corrosion resistance and hardness
The flat grinds go 1/3 from the spine, there is a swedge and jimping. Drop Point and S-shaped blade profile provides wonderful cutting and piercing abilities, as well as prolonged cutting edge.
The Stonewash finish is a good protection from scratches and other wear marks. There are two ways of pushing the blade open – a thumb hole and a flipper tab. The flipper forms something like a ramp for hand, which helps in case of the forceful piercing. The blade opens very smoothly, thanks to the ball bearing system. The Frame Lock provides a reliable lock up to the blade when in use. The main advantage of this knives' new generation is riffling on the spine, handle, flipper, and locking portion of the frame. The handle scales are manufactured from a durable and lightweight G-10, that provides a secure grip in wet hands or gloves. A handle also contains a lanyard hole and a pocket clip.
In general, the new generation of Defender knife is a fresh look at a time proved classics.
|Pivot Design||Ball bearing|
|Steel Grade/Blade Material||9Cr18MoV|
|Knives and Cold Steel||Folding knives|
|Edge Type||Regular edge|
|Lock Type||Frame Lock|
|Overall Length, mm||224|
|Blade Length, mm||97|
|Blade Thickness, mm||3|
|Blade Coating/Finish||SW (Stonewash)|