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Rick Hinderer custom FireTac framelock

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I have a Rick Hinderer FireTac framelock with textured titanium handle slabs, a textured black G-10 inlay, and a satin finished hand ground S30V spearpoint blade for sale. Rick makes some of the best tactical/utility folders around, and the FireTac is his original flagship custom model. With tight tolerances and perfect fit and finish, this particular FireTac is a great example of the quality of his work, and it features Rick's patented Lock Bar Stabilizer to prevent over-travel when disengaging the lock. The knife includes a green G-10 textured handle inlay in addition to its original black one.

I am not the first owner of the FireTac listed here, but it does not appear to have ever been carried, used, or resharpened, and its original edge from Rick is very sharp. The opening action is very smooth, and the knife opens easily with a good flick of the thumb. I uploaded a brief video here to demonstrate the action. The lock-up is rock solid, and the blade centering is just about dead perfect.

***SOLD***

Specs:

Condition: Appears mint
Blade length: 3 5/8" from tip to handle
Overall length: 8 1/4"
Blade thickness: Just under 5/32" at ricasso
Blade material: CPM S30V
Blade finish: Handrubbed flats, machine satin grinds
Edge: Plain
Handle slab material: Titanium, textured and beadblasted, with textured G-10 inlay (one black, one green)
Lock: Titanium frame lock, textured and beadblasted
Backspacer: 2 stand-offs, satin finished
Clip: Titanium, beadblasted and pierced, interchangeable between tip up and tip down right-handed carry

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For payment on this piece, I can take USPS money orders and PayPal (add 3% in the US to cover most of the fees, 4% outside of the US). I can also take a personal check if I know you. If you are paying by PayPal, I will only ship to a PayPal-confirmed address. I reserve the right to wait for payments to clear before I ship.

I will consider trades (with appropriate cash adjustment) for custom folders and certain custom balis. I am especially interested in the following makers:

JL Williams
Charles Marlowe
Tim Galyean
Deryk Munroe
Jim Smyth
Kit Carson
Jim Burke
Gerry McGinnis
DB Fraley
Bob Lum
Mike Snody
Sal Manaro
Scott Cook
Ernie Emerson
Rick Hinderer
Matt Cucchiara
Todd Begg
Tom Mayo
Neil Blackwood
Ken Onion
Phil Boguszewski
Jens Anso
Flavio Ikoma
Michael Burch

I may consider trades for other custom folders or balis not listed above, especially those with Stellite 6K blades. However, I am not interested in serrated blades, production knives, or fixed blades other than those by John Young or Russ Andrews.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks for looking!
 
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