Usually if you want a substantial titanium knife, you’d expect to pay top dollar. But custom knife maker Robert Carter partnered with Ontario Knife Company, known for their great budget knives, to produce a flipper called the Carter Prime. This sturdy knife brings the fast flipping action from this 3rd generation knife maker’s work to your EDC at a more accessible price point.
The Carter Prime features a stonewashed sheepsfoot blade made of D2 steel and a titanium handle that’s built to last. The titanium build also extends to the tip-up pocket clip, which keeps the knife accessible, peeking over the top of your pocket. Combine that with a fast action deployment and you get knife that goes from your pocket to doing work in no time. While in use, you can work without fear of accidentally closing on you thanks to its sturdy frame lock system.
When open, the entire knife is a little under 8” in length with a 3.3” blade. Unfortunately, you won’t find cleverly placed notches for your fingers on this knife. But jimping along the spine and towards the bottom of the handle provides a strong grip for everyday slicing. At 5 ounces the Carter Prime isn’t the lightest EDC knife out there, but its extra heft could be perfect if your everyday tasks are a little more heavy duty.
If you’re looking for a capable flipper with a unique design, the Carter Prime could be the knife for you. You can pick up this knife via Amazon at the link below without breaking the bank.