A COLLECTOR KNIFE KNOWN FOR QUALITY. I really like Mike Obenaufs knife designs. And the Model 2 is probably my favorite. Ive owned a fair amount of Obenauf knives over the years. Like most of his knives, it bears a resemblance to Kit Carsons knives.Carson was his father-in-law and Mentor. Obenauf knives are known for their quality. He did a really great job of that. Grinds are perfect and his knives have this easy-going sway about them. It's hard to explain. Really good feel in the hand, and great sharp edge. He learned a lot from Kit Carson and it shows! Like most of Mikes knives, this one has a hollow ground S30V blade with a bead blasted finish. Pocket clip is in the tip-down position, and the liner lock is slightly notched for ease of use. Opening and closing of the knife is silky smooth, and has this amazing feel to it that. Not a lot of makers have achieved. Id like to say that operating the knife is almost hypnotic. You cant go wrong with an Obenauf. Mike's large Model 2 liner-lock folders. Mike is no longer making knives. However, when he was making knives. His large models seemed to be more popular with. Collectors and knife enthusiasts due to the larger blade and chunkier handle. They have a certain appeal and feel. Mike is Kit Carson's son-in-law, and his knives have a very similar style. So you'll see visual and functional similarities between the two. Mike's knives exhibit excellent quality and are quite exceptional for their price points. The Large Model 2 liner-lock is an excellent example of his ability, and a great collectible that wont be made anymore.
This knife features a titanium frame and liners, with an oversized bolster and carbon fiber scales. The blade is hand-rubbed S30V, and the back spacer is black G10. The pocket clip is set for tip-down carry. There's file work on the blade spine, and dual thumbstuds.The knife is in excellent, unused condition. It opens buttery smooth, locks up tight with no play, and the blade sits centered between the liners. Ships in a padded, zippered case. Never used, carried or sharpened. The item "KIT CARSON PROTOGE MIKE OBENAUF CUSTOM HANDMADE LARGE MODEL 2 FOLDER MINT KNIFE" is in sale since Monday, April 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "vontune" and is located in Easton, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.