Talon Mk3 Micro Satin
Talon Mk3 Micro Satin
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The Talon Mk3 is an updated version this time with a bit more customization in the form of Cerakote. This ceramic based finish is as strong as it gets and allows us to keep our Mk3 knives standard in a few colors. Since everyone really loved the DOD version in black we knew it had to start there. We have also added both Cerakote bake on ceramic coating in 4 standard colors as well as our new "Micro Satin" finish.
The Vulture "Micro Satin" finish is a premium hand applied 4 step process that produces a very smooth and sophisticated finish. The process all starts with polishing each knife in a ceramic media to even out all the microscopic pores of the steel. Then the knives go through 3 more hand applied processes that leave the knife with an satin finish that is very smooth and even. (If you have specific request please check out the Custom Shop section).
Like the rest of the Knife & Tool products the Talon Mk3 bears it's name from the Vulture's incredibly sharp claws. Designed around the U.S. Army BMF protocol "Basic Military Function" this profile has been a favorite of elite units for decades. The blade is 4.25" long and has an overall length of just over 10". It also features a deep bevel and a new swedge tip facilitating greater overall tip strength and penetrating ability.
This blade profile is also extremely well suited for bushcraft and survival tasks. Each finger recess is an ellipse to facilitate greater traction while thrusting in extreme situations. With the addition of a swedge (brought to 90% of an edge) the tip boasts a 4 sided trocar tip allowing it to pierce cleanly and effectively. Final edge on this design is a true "modified scandi" grind which features flat main bevels and a secondary 22 degree edge for greater strength and edge retention.
While we changed the steel, we kept the grip design that is uniquely Talon. An optimized design for solid finger/grip isolation for both bare and gloved hands while still featuring a tapered handle profile allowing a greater transfer of force to blade which results in more control. The butt section has 2 sided hidden jimping and a tapered profile allowing striking and a perfect platform for pressure point control while maintaining a safety factor for the user. The Talon Mk3 handle radius is a chamfered edge making for a more tactical and modern refinement.
The CPM154 is still an American made Aviation Grade stainless direct from Crucible in Pennsylvania. The powdered make up added stability in forging as well as increased shear strength. The carbon content is still high in this stainless and it takes a razor edge! The steel is also heat treated in a controlled environment by a major contractor who tests and certifies each batch as to hardness and conformity to the steel manufacturers specifications. The blades also go through cryo tempering (specified by the steel manufacturer's engineers) and executed in the same ISO 9002 facility for repeatability throughout.
The Talon's full tang design is based on 3/16'' thick steel making this a truly capable tool. The grind profile is a true modified scandi with flat bevels with a secondary edge for strength and ease of sharpening. The Mk3 knives now feature understated laser engraved company logo, Will's maker's mark (new for Mk3), steel type and Made In USA.
We also offer custom laser engraving for a small charge (lead times and graphic charges apply).
Contents: 1 Knife, 24" Mil-Cord, Sheath, Ferro Rod Sheath, Velcro Logo Patch, Die Cut Sticker and Warranty Card
- Aviation Grade CPM154 Stainless Steel (Crucible Steel, USA)
- Certified 60 HRC Heat Treat, 4 Bar Quench W/ Cryo Freeze
- Modified Flat Scandi Grind w/ Final 22 degree secondary bevel
- Removable Linen Micarta Handles (other materials available mid year)
- Red G10 Liners
- Hidden Rear Jimping For Added Grip
- Vulture 4 Step "Micro Satin" Finish
- Laser Logo & Markings
- 2 Piece Riveted Kydex Sheath w/ Lashing Points
- Ambidextrous Design Sheath & Dual MOLLE Compatible Clips
- Overall Length 10"
- Blade Length 4.25"
- Blade Thickness 3/16"
- Free Lifetime Sharpening
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Proudly Made In The USA!
Limited Lifetime Warranty & Free Lifetime Sharpening!
Designed, Prototyped, Manufactured And Assembled In The USA!
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