John Kubasek Custom Modified Tanto Flipper Knife Carbon Fiber (3.5" Damasteel)

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Item #BHQ-74066


  • Overall Length:8.50"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Cutting Edge:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:Damasteel
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.54"
  • Handle Material:Carbon Fiber
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:4.35 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:John Kubasek
  • Model:Modified Tanto Flipper
  • Designer:John Kubasek
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Collection, Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


This custom flipper from John Kubasek features a modified tanto damasteel blade and marble carbon fiber scales! The damasteel blade has a hollow grind with filework along the spine and a plain edge. This knife has sturdy titanium liners and lock tab. Includes a tip-up carry pocket clip. The back scale acts as a stop for the lock tab. This knife is offers an exceptional design that will make a great addition to your collection.


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Russ G.
Like most knife addicts, I started out sweating over the price tag on $50 knife, and in no time at all (literally, it was less than a year) I was dropping $300 once or twice a month at BladeHQ and feeling pleased I'd been frugal, and had managed to resist making it a REALLY expensive visit. But the total amount I would spend would be because I'd by more than one knife at once, and finally, on about my 18th Microtech, it occurred to me that for the same amount per visit, I could be buying beautiful custom knives.

This Kubasek piece was my first, but definitely not last custom. Although comparatively inexpensive for a custom knife, it was immediately apparent that it was something altogether different and better than even the best production pieces: obviously there were the premium materials, which make the knife look great and also keep it incredibly light; but the most noticeable difference, and the hardest to convey, is just how perfectly everything fits together. It feels almost as if there are no seems or screws or separate pieces, like the whole knife was just carved from one solid chunk of a material. It really is a big difference.

So I recommend a Kubasek (when there are some back in stock) not only on it's own merits, but as an excellent entry point into custom knives. If you're already buying $250 Benchmades, or $350 Protechs, etc., then just hold off on one or two purchases and you'll have enough to take your knife addiction to the next level. And with BladeHQ's incredibly generous payment plans, you might not even have to forego any purchases at all, if you can stand to be patient.