Kaviso x Sharp By Design - Mini Tempest

Kaviso SKU: Kaviso x SBD (MT-FF-B05)
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Design Mini Tempest Blade Shape Comparison Drop Point vs. Bowie
Kaviso x Sharp by Design Mini Tempest Deployment Comparison, Front Flipper vs. Standard Flipper
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Bowie Point Blade, and 80s Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon, Front Flipper
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Bowie Point Blade, and 80s Camo Carbon with Front Flipper
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon with Flipper Tab
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon with Flipper Tab
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Shipwreck Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and Dark Matter FatCarbon with Flipper Tab
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and 80s Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and 80s Camo Carbon
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with S90V, Drop Point Blade, and 80s Camo Carbon
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-Front Flipper, Drop Point / Ship Wreck, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-SF-Drop Point/Ship Wreck, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-FF-Drop Point/80s Carbon Fiber, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-SF-Bowie/80s Carbon Fiber, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-SF-Drop Point/80s Carbon Fiber, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-FF-Bowie/80s Carbon Fiber, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-FF-Bowie/Black Dark Matter FatCarbon, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-FF-Drop Point/Black Dark Matter FatCarbon, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-SF-Bowie/Black Dark Matter FatCarbon, S90V
Kaviso x SBD Mini Tempest-SF-Drop Point/Black Dark Matter FatCarbon, S90V
Kaviso x Sharp By Design - Mini Tempest

Kaviso x Sharp By Design - Mini Tempest

Kaviso SKU: Kaviso x SBD (MT-FF-B05)
Regular price $425.00
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KAVISO X SHARP BY DESIGN – BRIAN NADEAU’S FLAGSHIP RETURNS
Our most anticipated collaboration yet, the Kaviso x Sharp By Design Mini Tempest is now in production. Based on a combination of poll results from The Drawing Board and expert guidance from Brian Nadeau, this lineup is sure to impress even the most snobbish knife collectors among us.

Flashy inlays, front flippers, standard flipper tabs, S90V steel, 2 blade shapes – there’s a lot to take in. Check out the full details of the Kaviso x Sharp By Design collab below, and be sure to sign up for launch day notifications.
SBD Results
Blade Shape
Blade Deployment
FLIPPER TAB STAND-OFF
We brought the flipper style option to the drawing board to put this key spec in community hands – and the results were nearly an exact 50/50 split (51/49 in favor of flipper tab). It didn’t sit right with us or designer Brian Nadeau to disappoint half of the crowd – so we decided to put both options into production.

For the first time, the Mini Tempest will feature a flipper tab option similar to other SBD models like the Typhoon, while also staying true to it’s roots via the front flipper original. It’s the best of both worlds, and only possible because of your participation. Thanks again for contributing to great knife design.
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Blade Material
KAVISO X SHARP BY DESIGN – BRIAN NADEAU’S FLAGSHIP RETURNS
Break out the neon lights and cassette tapes, because the highly-anticipated Kaviso x Sharp By Design Mini Tempest has arrived, bringing all the 80s vibes with it. Guided by the wisdom of The Drawing Board polls and the expertise of Brian Nadeau and Wayne Walters (straight out of Wayne’s Sharp World), this collaboration is set to dazzle even the most discerning knife collectors among us. So, grab your boombox and get ready for a totally rad experience!
FLIPPER TAB FIRST
For the first time, the Mini Tempest will feature a standard flipper tab option similar to other SBD models like the Typhoon, complete with signature BN engraving. The fan favorite front flipping tempest remains unchanged from the first production run to round out the deployment options. Both open via SBD’s signature integral mid-strength detent for a satisfying, haptic, fidget friendly user experience.
Kaviso X Sharp by Design Mini Tempest S90V Folding Knife with Standard Flipper Tab or Front Flipper Deployment options
Kaviso X Sharp by Design Mini Tempest S90V Folding Knife with Drop Point or Bowie Blade Shape
CLASSY CARBON FIBER INLAYS
Sharp By Design’s production models maintain the elegance and sophistication of Brian’s custom models by integrating only premier quality components - the Mini Tempest is no exception. Titanium handles nestle CamoCarbon and FatCarbon composite inlays with a range of flashy (or not so flashy) one-time exclusives to choose from: 80s, Shipwreck, and Dark Matter Black.
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest with Camo Carbon and FatCarbon inlays 80's, Shipwreck, and Dark Matter Black Carbon Fiber
CPM-S90V STEEL BY CRUCIBLE INDUSTRIES
A premium stainless steel alloy made in the USA by Crucible industries, S90V tops the charts for edge retention and corrosion resistance. The CPM-S90V Mini Tempest blade has a hand rubbed satin finished, a tedious process typically reserved for custom knife pieces at double the price.
Kaviso x Sharp by Design Mini Tempest with Standard Flipper Tab and ShipWreck Camo Carbon Inlay and Drop Point Blade
Kaviso x Sharp by Design Mini Tempest with Front Flipper, Bowie Blade, and Dark Matter Black FatCarbon Inlay
ABOUT BRIAN NADEAU
Brian Nadeau has been churning out custom knives from his shop in New Jersey for more than a decade - and he’s got a trophy case full of awards to show for it. Known best for his integral detent, protruding and pronounced flipper tabs, and sleek aesthetics, his custom pieces and production knives alike stand out from the pack.
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest S90V Folding Pocket Knife in 80's Camo Carbon Carbon Fiber eighties with X-Men Nintendo Game
Kaviso x Sharp by Designs Mini Tempest S90V Folding Pocket Knife in multiple Carbon Fiber Inlays
GENERAL
Knife TypeManual Folding Knife
OpenerFront Flipper or Standard Flipper
Lock TypeFrame Lock
Best UseEveryday Carry / Collector
DesignerBrian Nadeau
Manufacturer Reate Knives
Country of OriginChina
MATERIALS
Blade MaterialCPM S90V
Blade FinishHand Rubbed Satin
Blade ShapeDrop Point or Bowie
Blade GrindFlat
Handle MaterialFatCarbon or CamoCarbon inlay, 6al-4v Titanium Frame & Integral Back Spacer
BearingsCeramic Ball Thrust Bearings
SpineJimped
ClipTitanium
Pivot ScrewT8 Torx Screw (Stainless Steel)
Handle/Clip ScrewsT6 Torx Screw (Titanium)
HardwareTitanium
DIMENSIONS
Blade Length3.53 in (8.96 cm)
Blade Width.96 in (2.44 cm)
Blade Thickness.14 in (3.56 mm)
Overall Length7.80 in (19.8 cm)
Closed / Handle Length4.28 in (10.87 cm)
Handle Width1.00 in (2.54 cm)
Handle Thickness0.51 in (1.29 cm)
WeightDrop Point: 3.2 oz (91 g)
Bowie: 3.14 oz. (89 g)

Customer Reviews

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Victor S.
Wow what an Absolute masterpiece

The action is Sublime ,glass smooth . Fit and finish are super high quality I love my mini tempest with dark matter carbon fiber ,I would love to have one with shipwreck carbon as well

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paul h.
Hersh

A very smooth operationing knife,i have over 20 knifes in my collection, this one is far the niced one so far.lov the knife.

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Jeremy F.
Amazing

Awesome

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Herman W.
My favorite knife

I absolutely love this thing. I didn't know knives could be this nice.So light, so snappy, the 80's carbon is a banger. I'm officially letting KAVISO curate my collection from now on.

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Andrew
Home Run! Nailed this exclusive Mini Tempest

I ordered the Regular Flipper Bowie variant, and could not be happier with both the knife I received and with Kaviso's service. The knife is excellent, and their communication with me has won me over - would definitely shop with them again. To all else out there who are wise enough to grab one of these with the S90V blade - congratulations, you made a wise choice.

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Austin c.
One of my favorite knives

One of my favorite knives of all time. Brian nadeau dosent miss! Sold one a long time ago and instantly regretted it kaviso is awesome with what they do for the community. Same day shipping! One small complaint is the knife box was just put in a bag mailer no extra protection but it made it no issues

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Gabriel L.
Perfect detent, came sharp af

Perfect detent, came sharp af

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Azura
One of the greatest production knives ever.

At an eye-watering $425, one might wonder what kind of nutcase would spend that amount of money on a knife.

As one of those nutcases, I can say that this may be one of the best production knives in the world at this price point, even if you won't get any more utility out of your knife than you would out of a $50 one. It has a sleek, compact design, but the slim handle hides a surprising amount of blade. This particular front flipper iteration has the strongest detent, which makes for a crisper break when flipping than previous Mini Tempests. If your flipping knife is only going to have one method of deployment, it better be perfect. And the Mini Tempest has perfect front-flipper action (unfortunately, using the fuller in the blade to reverse flick the knife is possible, but not very comfortable).

If you're a front flipper type of person, you need this knife. It's arguably the best one ever designed.