All that money (at least $1000) gets you a hell of a knife, though. In addition to the sleekest lines I think I’ve ever seen on a folder, the Hyper-90 is built from the toughest materials on the planet. The frame is 6AL-4V titanium, and the 3.00-inch blade is milled from .180″ thick (and super-exotic) Boehler M390 stainless. Even the frame spacer gets special attention: it’s 440C stainless, hardened to a ridiculous RHC 59.
Other Hyper-90 models have carbon fiber or G-10 scales. These ‘lesser’ Hyper-90s are far less expensive than the full-ti version shown here, but these knives are extremely collectible and Direware sells out very quickly. Many Direware knives re-sell on the collector’s market for well above their retail price, so if you find one you want you’d better move quickly.
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