Massdrop x Gavko Thresher Titanium Frame Lock Knife
Massdrop x Gavko Thresher Titanium Frame Lock Knife
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Like other Gavko knives, the story of the Thresher begins with a shark. Ever since one of his first designs was said to look like a Mako shark, Gavko Knives designer Michal Gavac never looked back Read More
A Stunning Folder Based on an Equally Stunning Shark

Like other Gavko knives, the story of the Thresher begins with a shark. Ever since one of his first designs was said to look like a Mako shark, Gavko Knives designer Michal Gavac never looked back. The Thresher is based on the shark of the same name—one that uses its enormous tail to whip and stun prey before devouring it. A full-size titanium frame lock, the Thresher features a 3.6-inch S35VN stainless steel blade with plenty of belly for slicing and a keen tip for piercing. The Bowie-style clip-point shape is modeled after the Thresher shark’s powerful tail, while the scalloped backspacer helps emphasize the vicious deep-sea look. Deployment is smooth sailing thanks to the caged ceramic bearing system. Finally, the knife comes in three different finishes and three milled designs (each of which is named after a different species of the Thresher shark)—and, based on community feedback, we’re offering it with a reversed frame lock on three select combinations.

At checkout, choose the Common, Big Eye (+ $20), or Pelagic (+ $20) design in Aqua, Sand, or Sharkskin colors. There are also left-handed versions available in three color/design combinations (+ $20). 

Extra serialized units from the original run are available while supplies last.

Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we can only ship this knife to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

Quick to Deploy With Reliable Lockup

If sharks aren’t your thing, hopefully getting things done with little effort is. At 8 inches overall, the Thresher packs a punch, but thanks to the milled titanium frame it’s not so heavy that it’s a burden in the pocket. Even better, it has a titanium clip for tip-up carry. One unique thing you’ll notice about the knife is its action. Absent of a flipper, it opens by way of the dual black PVD-coated thumb studs, which are meant to resemble the dark, fierce eyes of a shark. Press on them from above with a thumb or from the backside with a middle finger and the Thresher quickly springs into action. To prevent the lock from wearing out over time, the titanium frame is fitted with a hardened steel lockbar insert.

About Gavko Knives

Owned and operated by Slovakian knifemaker Michal Gavac, Gavko specializes in full-size titanium frame locks that are built to withstand the test of time. Before making knives, Gavac was (and still is) an avid collector. Michal moved to the United States 12 years ago, and started making knives in the storage room of his Brooklyn apartment building in 2010. Like many custom makers, his first knives were fixed blades, but Gavac eventually found a soft spot for frame locks—and an even softer spot for, of all things, sharks. When a friend told him one of his designs looked like a Mako shark, Gavac took the idea and ran with it. He’d just moved to Florida at the time and was a big fan of them anyways, so thus began a long line of custom knives like the Blacktip, Tiger, Hammerhead, and of course, now the Thresher. 

A Closer Look at S35VN Steel

Developed by Crucible Industries (one of the leading manufacturers of specialty steels for the cutlery industry) and Chris Reeve (arguably the most famous knifemaker in the world), S35VN is perhaps the most balanced blade steel ever created in terms of all-around performance. It’s made through a process of powdered metallurgy known as CPM, which results in near perfect consistency in the distribution of carbides. Compared to conventional melting practices, the CPM process produces a steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness.

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Specs
  • Designed by Michal Gavac
  • Produced by Massdrop
  • Manufactured by WE Knife
  • Country of origin: China
  • Blade steel: CPM-S35VN stainless steel
  • Blade profile: Clip-point (Bowie style)
  • Blade grind: Flat saber
  • Blade finish: Satin (Aqua & Sand) or Stonewashed (Sharkskin)
  • Handle material: 6AL4V titanium
  • Handle finish: Anodized (Aqua & Sand) and stonewashed (all)
  • Open: Thumb stud (dual), PVD-coated
  • Lock: Frame lock
  • Hardened steel lockbar insert with over-travel stop tab and ceramic detent ball
  • Sculpted titanium backspacer
  • Caged ceramic bearing system
  • Milled titanium pocket clip, tip-up carry (not reversible)
  • Anodized / stonewashed titanium fasteners
  • Hardened steel stop pin and pivot barrel
  • Blade thickness (spine): 0.16 in (4 mm)
  • Blade thickness (at 1 mm behind apex): +/- 0.02 in (0.5 mm)
  • Handle width: 0.5 in (12.6 cm)
  • Blade length: 3.6 in (9.1 cm)
  • Handle length: 4.5 in (11.5 cm)
  • Overall length: 8 in (20.3 cm)
  • Weight, Common: 5.1 oz (144 g)
  • Weight, Big Eye: 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Weight, Pelagic: 4.7 oz (133 g)
Included
  • Zipper pouch
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Warranty: WE Knives lifetime materials and workmanship guarantee via Massdrop
RETURNS & EXCHANGES—NO QUESTIONS ASKED

We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return or exchange this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 26, 2020 PT.

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You know the saying that goes "you can't un-see something once you've already seen it" or any of it's variations? That's how I feel about the name of this Knife, the Thresher. You see, there's this episode of South Park where after being abducted by aliens, Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Eric are told the truth about planet Earth. The find out planet Earth is actually just a alien reality TV show, and it's about to be destroyed because the ratings are bad so the show is getting cancelled. Now, these 2 alien producers of the show end up getting completely wasted on alien drugs and alcohol. In fact so wasted that they reach a point where it's pretty obvious that they're engaging in some type of alien sexual activity. There is a moment during this scene where one alien says to the other, "stick your finger in my thresher!" along with some other sexual alien references. So, can you see the dilemma I'm having here? And now probably you as well, since I've explained it, and either you have seen this exact episode or now going to watch it to see for yourself? I'm sorry for you, in advance. Anyway, whatbit boils down to is this, when I see this knife, all I can think of is that damn alien saying that line. I know that's not the reference where the knife got it's name from, and that it has nothing to do with weird alien characters on South Park engaged in sexual activities, at all. Yet unfortunately for me, once I made this obscure connecting reference between the two, it's been impossible not to think about it. Anyway, I've waffled on long enough about this nonsensical way my brain sometimes works. Okay, bye.