Enrique Pena Custom Knives are so precise and utterly perfect that the best, and maybe only, comparison to them would be the custom work of Sergey Rogovets. Anyone familiar with custom knives knows that this is about as high an honor as it gets because Sergey's work borders on clockwork precision. Enrique has been making knives since 2006 and began strictly with traditional style folders. Now that he has transitioned into the tactical knife game, and transitioned quite nicely in our opinion, he's really beginning to take off. The precise fit, finish, blending of materials, appearance and design are exactly what you look for in a custom handmade knife.
This production Rhino model is produced by Reate Knives in China and it is absolutely spectacular. It's an EDC-ready tactical design from Jared Van Otterloo built to the highest quality standards using premium materials and methods. The blade is Bohler M390 stainless steel and rides on ceramic caged bearings with a ceramic detent. The handle is titanium with milled holes to reduce weight and a sturdy frame lock which we find to be very pleasant to use. The knife also features a stainless steel lock insert for the longevity of use and all the hardware is titanium. The ergonomics are fantastic and it possesses the opening action you've come to know and love from both Reate Knives and Enrique's own handmade masterpieces.
You might ask, what does X Series stand for? Well, it is a designation Enrique is giving to knives designed and marketed by him but built by a third party company. They're built in a production environment while still maintaining the highest quality standards to bring you a more affordable knife. This X Series is not to be confused for a mid-tech or a custom piece. It is totally a production knife and a high-quality one at that.
Blade Length: 3.0"
Cutting Edge: 3.0"
Closed Length: 4.375"
Overall Length: 7.375"
Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.157"
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Satin
Handle Material: Blue Stonewashed Titanium
Handle Thickness: 0.55"
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
Weight: 5.3 oz.
Designers: Enrique Pena and Jared Van Otterloo
Made in China by Reate Knives