ARTISAN CUTLERY PROPONENT ATZ-1820P D2 Steel Black PVD Blade Black G10 Handle Pocket Knife Folding Knife EDC Knife
Blade Length: 3.85"(97.45mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.18"(4.6mm)
Blade Finish: Black PVD Coating
Blade Material: D2
Blade Hardness: HRC59-61
Closed Length:5.02"( 127.49mm)
Handle Material: G10
Pivot Assembly:Ceramic Ball Bearing
Lock Type:Liner Lock
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!
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.
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.
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.
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