Brous Blades - Caliber
Introducing Brous Blades newest model for 2014, the Caliber. The Caliber is a premium quality knife that is easy to carry and conceal. The 3-inch spear ground D2 blade runs on Brous Blades proprietary bearing system. The action on the Caliber is one of the fastest knives Jason Brous has yet to offer and it fires out like a bullet, hence its name. The handle is made from 3D machined carbon fiber with titanium liners. The liners near the flipper are chamfered in order to provide ultimate comfort when flipping your knife. The Caliber is built on standoffs for an easy-to-clean, pass-through design. It features a reversible stainless steel pocket clip and lanyard hole for either left or right hand carry. The Caliber is the perfect choice for people who want a high quality knife in an EDC size.
- Blade Steel: D2 @ 60 HRc
- Lock System: Linerlock
- Liner Material: Titanium
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
- Backspacer Material: Standoffs
- Clip/Hardware Material: Stainless Steel
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Open Length: 7"
- Closed Length: 4.25"
- Blade Length: 3"
- Handle Thickness: 1/2"
- Blade Thickness: .158"
My goodness! You still have some of the Calibers in stock? At this price? Almost a shame to write a review about a closeout product, but it's such a fine knife, I'll do it anyway.
So I'm just checking back in after purchasing mine a month or so ago. Got the black acid stonewash blade 'cuz it matches the CF scales so well. It has broken in beautifully, the lock now engages 110% (after a few thousand flips, just can't help myself), and unlocks with a firm push of my thumb. The titanium liner lock on the D2 blade is sort of sticky, but when it's broken in, it releases with a satisfying click that's almost as fun as flicking it open. I say almost because as the blade comes flying out (it is fast, but I have to say not quite as fast as my CRKT Ripple), the blade makes a little ringing sound that I think is coming from the tiny bearing that holds the knife closed dragging on the blade as it swings open. Of all my knives, this one as the most open/close personality.
The lock on mine was quite difficult to disengage when it was new, but I just followed the instructions on the Brous Blades website about coating the engagement grind on the blade with sharpie marker (I used black to match the acid wash finish, looks great!), or rubbing it with graphite to prevent sticking during break-in.
This is a fine knife, and I count myself lucky to have gotten one on super sale from Derrick. He runs a great website, has really good prices, and of course, all knives ship free.