Wilson Tactical / Chris Reeve Knives – StarTac Titanium Framelock

16 Aug

The StarTac is a new titanium frame lock collaboration between Wilson Tactical and Chris Reeve Knives. It’s a beautifully designed knife with a number of cues taken from Reeve’s other folders and incorporates Wilson’s signature Starburst grip CNC machined into the titanium billet frame.

Here are the specs on the StarTac according to the Wilson Tactical web site:

The evolution of a 20 year quest to make the most rugged tactical folding knife, the StarTac is a new collaboration between Wilson Tactical® and the legendary knifemaking precision of Chris Reeve Knives.

  • Limited Edition Wilson Tactical® / Chris Reeve Knives Tactical Collaboration
  • Titanium Framelock Construction with Advanced Engineering for a Lifetime of Reliability
  • Signature Wilson Starburst Grip Design for Enhanced Traction
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Stud
  • Exclusive Lanyard with Engraved Titanium Bead

    The StarTac combines the mechanics of the tried and tested Reeve Integral Framelock, machined from solid 6AL4V titanium billet and adds a tough, hair popping sharp S30V stainless blade. Unique internal engineering features and an advanced blade pivot system ensure that your StarTac will operate smoothly and lock up with vault-like precision for many years to come.

    The Wilson signature machined Starburst grip pattern adds the perfect amount of handle traction for hard-use and visually identifies your knife as a Wilson limited edition. An exclusive lanyard with an engraved titanium bead adds a practical, finishing touch. Limited quantities are available of this truly exceptional tactical folder.

    Blade – CPM S30V Stainless Steel
    Hardness – RC 58-59
    Blade Finish – Stonewash Polished
    Handle – 6AL4V Titanium Billet with Titanium Pocket Clip
    Blade Length – 3.675″
    Blade Thickness – .140″
    Weight – 5 oz.

  • The knives are expected to be in stock by the end of August, although there are apparently some examples floating around. With a retail of $430 the knife is in what I would consider the ‘serious user/serious collector’ category.

    ‘JohnWayneColt45’ posted a nice video review of the StarTac:

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