This is the Viper Cutlery Storm Linerlock , has Purple G10 handles, blade steel is M390 and finish is Stone Washed.
*Our opinion: The Viper effort on this run as compared to their entire catalog is 8.
Maker : Viper Cutlery
Model : Storm
Frame : Titanium
Handles : Purple G10
Maker ID : V5956GP
Condition : New/Mint
Lock Type : Linerlock
Open Style : Flipper
Blade Style : Drop Point
Blade Steel : M390
Hardness : 60-61HRC
Blade Thickness : 160/1000 inch
Closed Length : 4 5/8 inches
Blade Length : 3 1/8 inches
Edge Length : 3 1/16 inches
Overall Length : 7 3/4 inches
Clip : Tip up, Reversible
Weight : 4.5 ounces
Factory Box : Yes
Blade Finish : Stone Washed
Maker Effort : 8
Country : Italy
Notes: : Essentially a framelock with skins.
Factory description: With Storm, Viper introduces his collaboration with the Rick Hinderer a famous American cutler.
The thickness of titanium Liner along with the G10 and Carbon Fiber handle scales make this knife a hybrid locker: rigid and strong as a frame-lock, but well-finished and comfortable as a liner-lock.
Another Storm feature is the H.M.B.S. (Hinderer Modular Backspacer System), which allows the user to place the preferred backspacer, among other options available.
Thanks to Storm compact dimensions and you can take it with you every day.
Blade: Böhler M390 MICROCLEAN sintered stainless steel; vacuum, double temper and cryogenic treatments; hardness HRC 60/61; thickness 4 mm; Satin finish or Stone washed finish.
Locking mechanism: liner lock.
Liner Lock: titanium GR5 (Ti6Al4V); thickness 2.5 mm; CNC Machining; Satin finish or Stone washed finish.
Liner: titanium GR2; thickness 2.5 mm; CNC machining; satin finish or stone washed finish.
Spacer: titanium GR2, CNC Machining; interchangeable (HMBS – Hinderer Modular Backspace System).
Handle overlay: carbon fibre, G-10, CNC machining. Thickness 1.5 mm.
Clip: titanium GR5 thickness 1 mm.
Screws: AISI 303/304 steel.
Rotation Mechanism: thrust bearings.
Package: cardboard box with logo.
5 out of 5 Lightweight and Solid
Lee (verified owner) –
This knife is solid enough that it can handle about any edc task and maybe more. Unlike most Hinderer knives, the pivot is on bearings, but that does allow the flipper to open the blade a bit easier. Typical of the Viper flippers I’ve had, this one has a rather weak detent – in this case probably to make the thumb studs easier to use. The blade came sharp, the edge grind is even and there is no lock stick on mine. At 4.3 oz. without the HMBS it’s just the right size and weight for medium hands. About the only thing I would wish for is a bit thinner blade stock. All in all, a very good collaboration.
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5 out of 5 Hinderer / Viper Knives STORM
John Facchina (verified owner) –
This knife is a collaboration between Rick Hinderer’s design and Viper Knives production in Maniago, Italy.
Size: It’s on the small end of the spectrum for a large knife, or largen end for medium knives. I wear XL gloves, my little finger is still on the scales when opened.
Quality: 3.125″ Bohler M390 steel blade that is 0.16″ thick. The blade moves on bearings, not washers. Titanium frame, the knife is a liner lock. The liner lock is so heavy duty it resembles the liner lock on the Hinderer Maximus, which makes it a hybrid of sorts. The handles are 4.625″ with G-10 scales, Carbon Fiber is available. Hinderer Modular Backspacer System installed. It weighs about 4 ounces.
My Hinderer XM-18 has blade studs that lock up against the scales/liner when open to add blade stability and strength. The Storm has Thumb studs, you can use for opening the blade.
Clip: Looks like my Hinderer knife clips, mounted for tip up carry only, you can move it on the Storm to the other side if you’re left handed.
I like everything about this knife. It’s a very handy size and a heavy duty build. When you consider the cost, the design, the quality craftsmanship and materials; it is truly a great value as well.
-Johnny in SC
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