SKIF Urbanite II is a new generation of the popular model from 400 Series. The name speaks for itself: this knife is designed for urban use. However, its construction and functionality allow successful use of this product during outdoor activities.
The new generation of Urbanite received steel 9Cr18MoV, which contains more carbon and chrome than 8Cr13MoV and therefore has a little bit better hardness and corrosion resistance.
Flat grinds go almost directly from the spine, which also has jimping. The blade profile is Drop Point, which means wonderful cutting and piercing abilities. The Stonewash finish is a good protection from scratches and other wear marks.
The blade opens easily and fast with a thumb stud or a flipper. The flipper itself might be used as an additional ramp, 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 even 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. Handle also contains a lanyard hole and a pocket clip.
In general, the new generation of Urbanite 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||230|
|Blade Length, mm||100|
|Blade Thickness, mm||3|
|Blade Coating/Finish||SW (Stonewash)|