Streamlined, easy to carry and no unnecessary weight: the Bexar from Tactile Knife Co is your ideal easy to carry blade that is up for tackling your daily knife needs! The thin, no-nonsense design means it is a breeze to carry anywhere, whether it be at the office or in the outdoors. Weighing in at only one ounce, the Ultem Bexar is at home on your pants pocket, lightweight shorts, in a suit, or thrown in a pack/sling bag. These Bexars hit a nice balance of a refined, understated look to not gain any unwanted attention, while still having some details for the cutting tool aficionados who want to check it out. The natural Ultem lends to a vintage look, akin to bakelite or micarta. Don't let its smaller, slim stature full you - the Bexar packs a punch and is loaded with small details that lets it hit above its weight class:
- Super streamlined design for versatile carry options
- Small enough for easy, discreet cary, big enough for anyone to use
- CPM-MagnaCut blade
- Half stop
- Tactile's signature micro texture machined finish for added grip and killer looks
The Frame: Natural Ultem frame scales with Tactile's signature ridged surface finish and internal milling for weight reduction. Hardware with natural tumbled finish.
The Blade: Double flat ground clip point blade with a tumbled finish. Two handed opening via nail nick keeps things legal in most restricted areas.
What is Ultem? So glad you asked! Ultem has been around since the 80's but has only been used in the "EDC" world for a decade or so. At its core, Ultem is a resin thermoplastic that is famous for its high temperature and chemical resistance, while being incredibly strong and resistant to stress fractures and cracking found in most plastics. It does all this while staying incredibly lightweight and able to be precisely machined for intricate parts. Because of this, it has found great success in many industries, and especially in the aerospace industry where parts and components must hold up against severe temperatures changes and stresses, and do it while staying light. We especially love it becuase it does all this, and does it looking AWESOME! The natural Ultem color remindes us of vintage materials like Westinghouse micarta and bakelite, with a translucent property that just looks RAD! And if its natural amber color ain't your think, it comes in black!
The Caveman Version: Ultem is tough! You melt before it melts! If you manage to break it, you musta been doing something REAL "smart". They use it in planes, and it looks cool!