Quartermaster QTR-8TT Texas Tea John Quayle "Higgins" III 3.5" Black Stonewashed Tanto Blade, G10 Handle
QAQTR8TT: Quartermaster Knives QTRM5TR QTR-8TT Texas Tea John Quayle "Higgins" III
The Orville "Rick" Wright is easily the most EDC-able model in our present lineup. Its size, blade shape, ease-of opening and overall feel make it a perfect candidate for daily carry. The construction and assembly are based on QTRM5TR's "less hardware, less repair" theory of design. The handle and frame sides are secured around the pivoting blade by nothing but their Tri-Spoke Pivot Assembly & two oversized chain-ring bolts. The blade style, traditional in some senses—its shape is utilitarian, known as a drop-point. It’s dual thumb studs give you the touch you need when blind and help to get that steel where you’ll need it, fast. The machining of the G-10 scale is unique to the QTRM5TR brand. Its tough to develop a pattern that’s unique in knives these days, but they’ve achieved it with this piece. Finally, the flipper device doubles as a finger guard, it moves the blade into position with an intuitive “flick” with the help of the ORB®. An amazingly solid knife at every angle.
About the ORB® Pivot System:
The ORB® Pivot System is a sealed ball-bearing technology that is widely considered the second generation of an open-bearing system that is being used by some manufacturers today.
The ORB’s advantages are plenty: dirt and pocket lint cannot impede the track of these rollers, they’re encased. The ball-bearing system tightens the tolerances in and around the pivot of the folding knife, as a result the lock-up is vault tight, yet the rollers allow for almost effortless rotation.
The lack of ‘play’ at any point on the rotational axis of the blade is truly unlike anything currently being made at this price point in the United States.
About the Tri-Spoke Pivot Assembly:
A single thread weaves its way through every corner of the knife industry: the desire to be original. To author some form, to create something unique and memorable lives at the desk of every designer throughout our profession.
QTRM5TR's signature, at the present point on their timeline is the Tri-Spoke Pivot® Assembly. At the heart of the Tri-Spoke Pivot assembly is the T10 Torx slot, but the science around the perimeter is what’s most interesting. By engineering their own unique hardware and implementing the component as an oversized pivot, they allow our folding knives to distribute the force of assembly over a larger area, allowing the knife to pivot at the same speed throughout its smooth rotation. The results are stunning to say the least.
- Frame Lock
- Deep Carry Pocket Clip
- ORB® Pivot System
- Texas Tea Black Stonewashed Finish
- Shadow Gray G10 Handle
- Limited Production of Only 300 Pieces
- Blade Length: 3.50" (8.89 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.1875" (5 mm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.50" (12.7 mm)
- Overall Length: 9.50" (24.13 cm)
- Blade Material: BD4P High Carbon Steel
- Blade Hardness: 60-61
- Blade Style: Tanto
- Handle Material: G10 with Stainless Steel Frame
- Carry Type: Pocket Clip
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: ORB Pivot System
- Weight: 7.5 oz.
- Made in USA
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
This product is USA born and raised.
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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