A FOLDER BORN ON THE OCEAN FLOOR
Ever since one of his first knives was said to look like a Mako shark, Michal Gavac—head of Gavko knives—took the idea and ran with it. Our latest collaboration with the renowned designer is a titanium frame lock based on the Nurse shark, a docile predator known for its unique ability to conserve energy on the ocean floor. Appropriately, our Nurse folding knife will help you conserve energy, too—especially when it comes to tough cutting tasks. Crafted with a 2.9-inch blade made of S35VN stainless steel, the Nurse opens fast by way of the flipper or the thumb hole. The titanium frame, which is milled with “gills”, is built for reliable lockup. To keep weight down, there are holes throughout the body that resemble the shark’s spotted exterior, plus a titanium clip for-right handed tip-up carry. Now available in two brand new finishes Abyss and Coralline.
A CLOSER LOOK AT S35VN
Developed by Crucible Industries (one of the leading manufacturers of specialty steels for the cutlery industry) and Chris Reeve (arguably the most famous knifemaker in the world), S35VN is perhaps the most balanced blade steel ever created in terms of all-around performance. It’s made through a process of powdered metallurgy known as CPM, which results in near perfect consistency in the distribution of carbides. Compared to conventional melting practices, the CPM process produces a steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness.
ABOUT GAVKO KNIVES
Owned and operated by Slovakian knifemaker Michal Gavac, Gavko specializes in titanium frame locks that are built to withstand the test of time. Before making knives, Gavac was (and still is) an avid collector. Michal moved to the United States in 2005, and started making knives in the storage room of his Brooklyn apartment building in 2010. Like many custom makers, his first knives were fixed blades, but Gavac eventually found a soft spot for frame locks—and an even softer spot for, of all things, sharks. When a friend told him one of his designs looked like a Mako shark, Gavac took the idea and ran with it. He’d just moved to Florida at the time and was a big fan of them anyways, so thus began a long line of custom knives like the Tiger, Hammerhead, Thresher, and of course, now the Nurse.
ABOUT WE KNIFE
Since its founding in 2000, WE Knife has set a new standard for manufacturing in China. With a professional research and development team, high-quality facilities, and a commitment to precision manufacturing techniques, the company produces a wide range of cutlery manufactured to the highest tolerances.
- Designed by Michal Gavac
- Manufactured by WE Knife
- Produced by Drop
- Blade: S35VN stainless steel
- Blade type: Modified wharncliffe
- Grind: Flat/saber
- Finish: Satin or stonewashed (depending on the model)
- Handle: 6AL4V titanium
- Lock: Titanium frame lock with hardened steel lockbar
- Anodized titanium hardware
- Opening mechanism: Flipper tab
- Pivot: Caged ceramic bearings
- Pivot barrel and stop pin: Hardened steel
- Hardware: Torx (6 or 7 for clip, 8 or 9 for pivot)
- Blade length: 2.9 in (7.4 cm)
- Blade thickness (at spine): 3.2 mm
- Blade thickness (1 mm behind apex): 0.5 mm
- Handle length: 3.9 in (9.9 cm)
- Handle width: 0.5 in (1.2 cm)
- Overall length: 6.8 in (17.3 cm)
- Overall weight: 3.7 oz (105 g)
- Zippered Pouch
- Microfiber cloth
- Warranty: WE Knife lifetime materials and workmanship guarantee via Drop