The TBS Sabretooth Folding locking knife is our "tribute" to a knife that was a firm favourite from 20 years ago. We loved it so much then, we made repeated requests to the company to makes batches just for us but they continually refused and discontinued it....
We have decided to resurrect it by making it ourselves but with a few changes, just to make it better, of course!
I used the Prototype Micarta variant exclusively on a week long, wild camping, canoe trip in Sweden and it performed faultlessly. There simply wasn't anything that I decided to change apart except I wanted a linear thumb knick that features on the Badger.
It features a N690co, 90mm (3.5") Stainless Steel Blade that is Sabre Ground (or High Scandi) with a secondary bevel.
Bohlers phenomenal N690co Stainless Knife Steel is a Martensitic chromium steel with cobalt, molybdenum and vanadium added. This steel is especially to make hardened cutting tools with excellent edge-holding properties. It was developed for tools and components which can be hardened to very high hardness levels and great corrosion resistance. When fine ground it produces a wickedly sharp edge and will retain that edge far longer than many other steels available on the market today.
The handle is 115mm (4.5") long and features a very comfortable palm swell and a locking mechanism that not on the back of the knife but on the Butt. to unlock it simply depress the triangle of metal (with the lanyard hole) and the blade will fold. The handles will be available in Curly Birch, Turkish Walnut and Black Micarta and our timbers are from entirely sustainable sources as the trees being used today were planted by the previous generations for timber use. The Walnut, for example, is a brilliant by product of the Walnut farming industry where trees are trimmed and thinned periodically.
There is also various belt pouch options for the Sabretooth that are made in Europe from full grain, veg tanned leather to our exacting designs. This does make the leatherwork a little more expensive but we simply do not want mass produced leather products, from poor quality leather that end up horribly polluting the environments they are made in...
- N690co Stainless Steel - 3mm Thick at the Spine
- 90mm (3.5") length blade
- 115mm (4.5") length handle
- "Sabre" (or high scandi) grind with secondary bevel
- Curly Birch, Turkish Walnut or Black Micarta handles.
- Leather Pouch option
- Linear Thumb Knick
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
Typical Steel Analysis:
N690co Stainless Steel - Carbon 1.08%, Molybdenum 1.10%, Chromium 17.30%, Silicon 0.40%, Manganese 0.40%, Vanadium 0.10%, Cobalt 1.5%. (HRC 60)