Extrema Ratio Dark Talon

The common features of the “Basic Folder” series are lightness, simplicity and ease of carry. While BF1 e BF2 are utility knives, the BF3 is both an utility and a defense knife. The blade is sharp and piercing. Carry is sufficiently comfortable despite overall length; its “bridge shaped” clip helps properly conceal the knife given a deep enough pocket. Lean, slim and essential. 18-4826-Product_Primary_Image

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Extrema Ratio Knives

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Extrema Ratio, located in Prato, Italy, has been designing, manufacturing and selling high performance combat knives since 1997 enjoying a reputation for excellence that is unsurpassed in the military and tactical knife industry.

Extrema Ratio serves military and law enforcement communities as well as commercial markets and the knives are well known and sought after all over the globe.

The company prides itself in design, material and quality to deliver a high end product that meets the most severe mil-standards.

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The production based on modern cutting edge technology is combined with traditional craftsmanship and the result is the pinnacle of this synthesis. The Extrema Ratio design team uses the 3D system to design new models and create prototypes. Each knife design is then meticulously inspected and then field tested. At this point the finest materials are chosen for durability, function and beauty. Each knife is then hand assembled and hand finished and inspected by Extrema Ratio team of craftsmen.

Each knife that is manufactured at Extrema Ratio has measured up to the Company rigorous standards for quality and performance. The knives are the result of painstaking research and development. This is an Extrema Ratio hallmark. Extrema Ratio knives represent a real, solid value for the money.

All of the knives are made from N690 Cobalt Stainless Steel which is a steel from a small plant in Austria, often used in the manufacture of surgical instruments. This steel along with their tempering methods produce a steel of great strength, flexibility with the capability to take and retain a razor sharp edge. The handles provided on the fixed blade knives are made from a grip polymer called Forprene which provides a very sure and comfortable grip even when wet. The folding range of knives have a shell made from a super strong anticorodal alloy and the best materials are used throughout to ensure reliability and longevity.

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If you want a knife that will hold up under extreme conditions, then take a look at Extrema Ratio Knives

Italian Made Knives

Italy has a tradition of making pocket knives going back to ancient times. The oldest surviving pocket knives date back to the Roman era. Perhaps it is where pocket folding knives originated.

 

When most people think of Italian knives, what comes to mind is the famous Stiletto Switchblades first made popular in the 1961 film, West Side Story.

Italian Stiletto

Italian Stiletto

 

Authentic Italian Switchblade Knives from Italy are all hand crafted and made by skilled Italian switchblade knife makers in the Italian town of Maniago by the oldest Switchblade knife makers in the business in the same way they have been made for decades.

 

Maniago founded in 981 is a town and comune located in the Province of Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (north-eastern Italy) in the Italian Alps. It is famous all over the world for its production of knives and of all kinds of cutting tools: the beginning of the history of the blacksmiths from Maniago can be dated back to 1453. Since then Maniago has given birth to hundreds of blacksmiths and knife makers and today is the seat of the District of Cutlery Works, made up of nine municipalities of the area, which employs about a thousand workers in the production cycle of cutting tools only and is the second industrial centre in the province of Pordenone.

 

Italian cutlery, for example, is very unique in it’s craftsmanship and design. Modern knife makers of Italy are producing fascinating “cross-over” designs combining aspects of older cutlery with new materials and forward thinking designs. Of course this synthesis of the old into the new is not limited to any particular region or country. If we look at the history of knife making in the United States, or any country, we see a very similar progression.

 

Coming out of Italy though are some fantastic knives. Companies like Extrema Ratio, Viper, Fox, Lion Steel and Maserin (to name a few) are making knives that strong, sharp, well built and desirable. This not to say they are better than US made knives as I think some of the best knives are still made in the US. But the quality of Italian knives are definitely there. Many American cutlery companies know this are having knives made in Italy. Companies like DPx, Hogue, Ontario, TOPS, Fox-N-Hound, Spyderco and others are having their designs produced there and importing them back here for sale.

 

I myself carry an Italian Viper knife as my EDC. This after years of carrying a USA made blade.

 

Viper Free

Viper Free

 

If you are thinking about investing in a quality blade, one that you would be proud to carry and not afraid to use on a daily basis, Italian knives are an option you should consider.

Basic Folder 2

Extrema Ratio
Our knives are built with the most current high tech manufacturing processes. Each Extrema Ratio knife is a blend of the finest materials available and a commitment to craftsmanship. When it comes to knives for survival use, one of the most important requirements is that the knife should be strong. Built to last.

Basic Folder 2 – Black

This series of “full size” folding knives are suitable for professional use by the military or police. The handle is solid and comfortable, the clip is reversible and close, in the case of the BF1 e BF2, it becomes a useful and comfortable resting point for the thumb in “reverse grip”. There are two blade patterns: Tanto and Drop; and two patterns of handle: Classic and Tactical. The “Tactical” handles are characterized by a milled design of concentric circles with perforations for lightness and high grip. The “Classic” handle is full with the characteristic lowered flat zone to enable the use of the opening “pin” without emerging from the profile of the closed knife. All the blades are burnished through zirconium carbonitruration, the handles are burnished through anodization. The blade blocking mechanism is the approved “liner lock”, assisted by a manually activated security mechanism protected by a “carter”.
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WEIGHT: g 85

BLADE LENGTH: mm 70

TOTAL LENGTH: mm 170

BLADE THICKNESS (MAIN BLADE): mm 3

BLADE STEEL: N690 (58HRC)

HANDLE MATERIAL: ANTICORODAL

SERRATION ON THE BLADE: NO

BLADE LOCKING SYSTEM : LINER LOCK

SAFETY LOCK :YES

FINISHING AND COATING:

HANDLE: ANODIZED

BLADE: BURNISHED