Torbé Knives Lontra Blue Shell is a knife designed for use in the field.
About Torbé Knives / Torbé Custom Knives
Torbé Knives (or Torbé Custom Knives) is a knifemaker with a very distinctive style. Its grinds, shapes and colors are sharp, expressive and varied. The projects radiate energy and definitely stand out from the offer of other contractors. Torbé Knives fit the definition of the modern style, they do not fit into the mainstream of design cutlery, which is dominated by references to traditional shapes. Despite this, they are very ergonomic and fully usable and definitely respond to the need for many users to stand out. Torbé Knives offer includes medium-sized fixed blade knives and large-size knives. Knifemaker also makes EDC accessories on its own and designs for global brands.
About Lontra knife
Strong and overloading resistance steel
Lontra is a full-tang knife made of one carefully selected piece of material, with covers attached to the steel running through the entire length and width of the handle. Sleipner is a high-quality alloy steel, with its properties significantly exceeding the commonly available tool steels on the market. This steel is very resistant to mechanical damage (chipping, etc.), twisting and overload. Sharpens relatively easily and remains sharp for a long time. With proper treatment, it has quite good anti-corrosion properties. Due to its high impact strength, Sleipner steel is eagerly used in large-size knives, naturally intended for extreme use.
The steel in the presented knife has been covered with one of the best coatings available on the market. It is a black DLC (Dimond Like Carbon) coating with a hardness close to 90 HRC (the maximum on the HRC scale is 100). Coated Sleipner steel is practically non-corrosive. The coating is very durable and has anti-reflective properties, which is important in the tactical use of knives
Fusion blade style
The knife blade is made in the fusion style. It has the characteristics of several types of profiles. The blade with a flat grind is based on the spear point profile (modified spear point), has a fuller on both sides and a bevel on the back (swedge) of the cut part. On the back there is jimping, the reflection of which can be found on the other side, near the end of the handle. Jimping supports the thumb when making cuts that require pressing the blade against the material. The plain cutting edge has been divided into two parts separated by a plane fracture point like in tanto blades.
The handle has an undercut for a finger, which acts as a guard to prevent the hand from slipping over the cutting edge during work. The rounded spine protruding from the handle improves comfort and grip. The head (the back of the knife) ends with a triangular hole for a rope or paracord, which is characteristic of the works of Torbé Knives.
G10 handle covers
The handle covers are made of G10 composite, resistant to moisture, temperature changes, most solvents and acids, with high resistance to mechanical damage. The covers were screwed. The screws are in DLC coating for consistency with the overall design of the knife. The whole structure makes the handle fits the hand very well and the grip is firm and secure.
Unique knife bead
The knife originally has a paracord weave with a brass bead attached to it. The bead made by the knifemaker is different for each knife piece. The bead is made in vintage style.
Knife comes with sheath made of hand-formed Kydex material. Kydex is characterized by high impact and scratch resistance, low moisture absorption, resistance to various weather conditions and many chemicals. Sheaths made of it are used comfortably and for a long time. To facilitate the removal of the knife, a thumb rest has been designed, thanks to which the knife can be removed in a controlled and safe manner. The sheath has pass-through pins to which you can attach, for example, a tinder holder (not included) or use them to attach it to a backpack. We attach the sheath to the belt with the T-Clip buckle designed by Bob Terzuola, made by CIVIVI, with which Torbé Knives cooperates as a designer. The T-Clip is the equivalent of the Tek-Lok buckle and is compatible with MOLLE solutions. The use of the T-Clip buckle coincides with the knifemeker’s concept of carrying the knife in full readiness on a belt directly at hand.
- Blade: fixed blade (full tang); fusion style blade with flat grind, plain cutting edge
- Steel: Sleipner (58-59 HRC), black DLC coating
- Handle: blue G10 with shell style texturing
- Sheath: black Kydex with T-Clip
- Contents: knife with custom knife bead, kydex sheath, certificate, wooden packaging box
- Dimensions: total length: 230 mm | 9.05″, blade length: 110 mm | 4.33″, handle length: 120 mm | 4.72″, blade thickness: 4,0 mm | 0.16″
- Weight: 202 g | 7.12 oz without sheath, 286 g | 10.08 oz with sheath
- Product code: –
- Producer: Torbé Knives, Poland
Knives are covered by a lifetime warranty. This warranty provides protection against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty applies to both the knife and its sheath. If the product covered by this warranty fails due to a manufacturing defect the producer will repair it without charge, or replace it, at our discretion. Only original, unaltered and unmodified items are covered by this warranty.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of colors and materials over an extended period of time and use. Damage not covered under the warranty may be repaired for a reasonable rate. In such cases, a fee will be also charged for shipping.
If you have any questions please contact us.
- Remember! Every of our knives are extremely sharp, so be careful when handling them!
- Do not use your knife for something besides it’s intended purpose! Do not use the knife as a can opener, screwdriver, chisel, hammer, crowbar etc.
- After using your knife with sea water, blood, fruits or other corrosive mediums, always rinse the knife with fresh water and dry it off.
- Do not wash the knife with harder chemicals or in the dishwasher. This may damage or destroy the knife.
- Before storing your knife, apply thin film of high-quality gun oil or special knife oil or wax to knives. We recommend that you always keep your knife and sheath clean and dry when not in use.
- Always keep your knife sharp, so it can always take care of you.