Available January, 2019
Paraclete: The Holy Spirit as advocate or counselor (John 14:16, 26).
I designed this knife, in part, back in 2011. It had originally been set up to be a friction folder and much smaller. But what’s the fun in that?!
About a year ago, I decided that I would revisit the drawings and make a frame lock out of them. So off to the computer to start playing with a wicked-looking folder that was a complete departure from what I have been doing for the last 8 years.
One thing that really helped me with the design of this knife is that I spent some time down at NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) talking advanced metallurgy and machining with some of the greatest minds I have ever had the pleasure to meet. When I was speaking to them, I was working through some problems I have run into as a knife maker over the last 13 years – things like dirt and grime buildup, friction, and weight.
So I picked their brains for all I was worth, and came home and set about testing new theories in the practical application of knife making.
The overall appearance of the Paraclete simply can’t be ignored!
I wanted to design something totally new for me – a much more complicated knife than I had ever attempted before!
I really hope you like this knife! It exceeded my expectations, and I hope it exceeds yours too!!
Blade: .15625 Thick, M390 Blade Steel, Stonewash Finish with Black G10 Inlays
Frame: .15625 Thick, Grade 5 Titanium, Stonewash Finish with Black G10 Inlays
Overall Length: 9”
Blade Length: 3.75”
Closed Length: 5.365”
Carry Option: Tip Up Right/Left-Handed
Weight: 5.2 oz.
1) Ceramic Ball Bearing
2) Ceramic Ball Detent
3) Black G10 Backspacer
Note that the Paraclete will be available initially in Stonewash, DLC Black, and DLC Black Fallout finishes for both the handles and the blades. The pictures to the left are of the prototype with a Stonewash finish.