Gear Guide 4-15-2014

William Henry Studio – Gentac B30-TCD


William Henry Studio – Gentac B30-TCD

The ultimate luxury gentleman’s pocket knife, the Gentac B30-TCD, sports a super-lightweight aerospace grade titanium handle inlayed with carbon fiber. The ‘Dot Matrix’ Damascus blade easily deploys via a thumb stud or button lock, both of which are accented by blue sapphires. Only 500 pieces of each edition are meticulously constructed, and each is delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

$850 MSRP
Length: 6.81”
Blade Length: 3.17”
Blade Material: Stainless ‘Dot-Matrix’ Damascus – Devin Thomas
Weight: 1.7 oz


Kershaw – Leek Composite Blade


Kershaw – Leek Composite Blade

This blade is a beautiful variation on the classic Kershaw Leek design by Ken Onion. This classic gentleman’s folding knife features a composite blade with the standard Leek 14C28N stainless steel on top of the blade, a copper accent separator, and the experimental CPM-D2 steel at the edge. Whether left- or right-handed, you can deploy the blade using the Kershaw patented Speed Safe Assisted Opening or the standard thumb stud.

$109.95 MSRP
Length: 6.75”
Blade Length: 3”
Blade Material: Sandvik 14C28N & CPM-D2
Weight: 3 oz


Benchmade – 890-111 Torrent



Pushing the envelope of what a gentleman’s knife can be, the 890-111 Torrent’s detailed aluminum and carbon fiber handle give it some almost-rugged good looks. The lack of a thumb ramp or jimping also adds to the gentleman’s knife characteristic of the Torrent while the nitrous assisted opening delivers unreal speed of deployment.

$400.00 MSRP
Length: 8.2”
Blade Length: 3.6”
Blade Material: M390 Steel
Weight: 3.8 oz


Spyderco – Centofante 3



Developed in collaboration with legendary knifemaker Frank Centofante, this gentleman’s folder is an ideal everyday carry. The lightweight and thin-profiled FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon) handle fits perfectly in your pocket, and the reversible steel clip gives you the option of right-handed tip up or down carry. The Japanese VG-10 blade is a high-end, edge retaining steel.

$94.95 MSRP
Length: 7.56”
Blade Length: 3”
Blade Material: VG-10 Japanese stainless steel
Weight: 2.5 oz