This model of the Summit Knife Co. Half Dome features blasted titanium handles with a satin finished M390 blade. Comes with blue anodized titanium hardware.
The Summit Knife Co. Half Dome is a collaboration with knife maker Tommaso Rumici, bringing about this compact, lightweight folding knife. The wide-bellied blade is made from Bohler M390 with a satin finish. The handle is ergonomic and designed to facilitate multiple hand positions. Jimping lines the spine of the blade and along the titanium frame lock. A reversible deep carry wire clip allows left or right hand carry.
The knife arrived with a pretty sharp edge right off the bat. It's nice and small and blade can be opened one handed. Lockup is good and detent does a good job keeping it closed.
Received the all-titanium version and it doesn't disappoint. Build quality is typical of Fox knives with a centered blade, even grind, and overall good craftsmanship. I wanted to a pocket knife to rotate to rotate out with my old Sebenza. It needed to have a thin profile, disappear in a pair of slacks, yet be robust enough for daily use. The Half Summit, thus far, fits the bill. I believe phosphor bronze washers are used and a ceramic detent is visible. The detent is strong enough to prevent accidental opening and the washers are smooth although not quite to the same level of a caged bearing set up. I wasn't sure how I'd like the arrangement of the thumb hole being located in the center of the blade, but it's accessible enough to make on-handed opening fairly easy. Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. If you want a discreet EDC with enough beefiness to last, this may be worth a look.