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 is Enrique's first production model flipper produced by Reate Knives in China and it is absolutely spectacular. It is built to the highest quality standards using premium materials and methods and it's a superbly executed bolster lock model. The blade is CPM-S35VN stainless steel and rides on ceramic caged bearings with a ceramic detent. The knife also features a stainless steel lock insert for longevity of use and all the hardware is blue anodized titanium. Frames, spacer, and clip are milled out of solid titanium while the scales come in canvas Micarta, marble carbon fiber, or jigged titanium with faux bolsters. Each knife comes in a padded zipper pouch and possesses the flipping 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 stands 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: 3.25"
Cutting Edge: 3.125"
Closed Length: 4.375"
Overall Length: 7.50"
Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.152"
Blade Style: Recurve Clip Point
Blade Grind: Compound
Blade Finish: Two-Tone
Handle Material: Brown Canvas Micarta with Titanium Bolsters
Handle Thickness: 0.54"
Liner Material: Titanium
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
Weight: 4.1 oz.
Designer: Enrique Pena
Made in China by Reate Knives