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SOLD - Nichols XHP Core Damascus; Zirconium Handle

At the 2014 Tactical Knife Invitational in Vegas in January, Sal Introduced this new "Major" Model. This one was his "Open Bid" and the very best knife's he has ever made!

  • High-Polished, Deep-luster, FRAG Milled Thick Zirconium Handle
  • Thick-Stock Chad Nichols CTS XHP-core Damascus with a beautiful Compound-grind
    CTS-XHP® alloy is an air-hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. It can be considered either a high hardness stainless steel or a corrosion-resistant tool steel. The alloy is manufactured using powder metallurgy and controlled metal working processes.
    CTS-XHP alloy possesses corrosion resistance equivalent to high chromium stainless steels but can attain a maximum hardness of 62 HRC, approaching that of D2 tool steel. In addition, the composition of CTS-XHP alloy has been balanced so that it can attain a minimum hardness of 60 HRC when air cooled from hardening temperatures of 1850 to 2000°F. CTS-XHP alloy is thus more forgiving during heat treatment than similar alloys.
  • Matching Milled Titanium Lockbar Side
  • Sal's Perfect and Grippy Cross-Cut Titanium Backstrap
  • Sal's Matching Grippy Cross-Cut Cross-Cut Titanium Thumb Disk
  • Handmade Stippled Tip-Up Shorty Pocket Clip w/ Hidden Attachment Points
  • Exquisite Action, Perfect Lockup and Easy Lock Release
  • Specs: 3 5/8" Blade; 8 3/4" OAL; 8.80 ounces
  • Condition: Pre-owned in Mint Condition (Originally from Makers Table at the 2014 TKI Knife Show (Vegas)


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Sal Manaro Custom Major Prototype
Sal Manaro Custom Major Prototype
Sal Manaro Custom Major Prototype
Sal Manaro Custom Major Prototype