The Abel Blade is constructed of the finest components and materials including high carbon, high chrome, CM154 knife grade stainless steel. It has been hardened to 60RC and is hand-ground. The handle is 6061 aircraft quality aluminum. The "liner lock" (blade locking) mechanism- of fine spring steel- can't close until you deliberately move it to the side with your thumb, thus allowing the blade to fold back. It is engineered for quick, single-handed use....vital when you need to hang onto a fishing rod while cutting a snarled anchor rope or cut away brush while float-tubing. The heavy-duty (removable) spring steel pocket clip has been designed to fit on the outside of your shirt, or pants with the knife securely indside. This is virtually a custom knife. Abel grinds approximately 120 blades per month. These knives are produced in very limited numbers.
Updated for late 2011/2012
Substantially beefed-up the blade thickness from .095 to .120 and increased the overall blade width from top to bottom by about 15%. The aluminum knife handle is machined to the previous specifications, and is only available in a ported version. All blades are now non-serrated only.