Shirogorov Neon Zero Flipper Knife 3.375" M390 Drop Point Blade, Stonewashed Titanium Handles

$715.00

Part #: SCDMTNEON0M390 | Shirogorov Knives
Description
SCDMTNEON0M390: Neon Zero Flipper, M390
Shirogorov Knives

Sergey and Igor Shirogorov, rest his soul, produce some of the finest knives available. They're a pair of Russian custom knifemakers with a true worldwide following. Their custom division knives are some of the rarest and most sought after on the market and their mid-tech models, which this one is, are just about the same. They feature the same hand fit and finishing and exquisite detail work as the custom division knives, without the exorbitant price tag. These are true works of art and simply beautiful.

The Neon flipper is a compact version of Shirogorov's most recognizable model, the F95, which has been referred to as the Sebenza of flippers. Chris Reeve's Sebenza is the production folder by which all others are compared for its simple, straight forward design and utterly tight tolerances. The Neon has the flipping action that every other designer and maker strives to achieve. It's crisp, fast, smooth and creates a snap unparalleled in the industry. Once unlocked, the blade effortlessly drops back into the handle for another actuation.

The mid-tech Neon Zero flipper is a complete redesign of the Neon Ultra-Lite, retaining only the name and slender, compact overall shape. The changes start are the tip of the blade, more dramatically pointed than its predecessor for better penetration while the edge actually adds more belly for additional slicing prowess. The handle is more slender from spine to lock near the pivot for improved ergonomics while the backspacer now protrudes further past the edge of the handle so the longer blade length can be accommodated and the lanyard hole can be more easily accessed. The sculpted titanium clip with hidden hardware has been relocated slightly for better pocket presence and it's even lighter than the Ultra-Lite, even though it's a larger knife overall.

The Neon Zero could become the jewel of your collection, especially if you prefer smaller knives. It's such a rare and utterly perfect knife in every way that it will undoubtedly knock whatever you're currently carrying out of your pocket and maybe for good. The action is faster and smoother than any other knife in our building. The 3.375" drop point blade is made from Bohler M390 stainless steel with a high flat grind. The ultra-thin handle is stonewashed titanium with a matching milled titanium clip that's one of the most copied clip designs out there because it looks amazing and just works. The Neon Zero features a replaceable lockbar insert and redesigned raised titanium backspacer. If you've wanted to add a Shirogorov to your collection, this is it!
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.375"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.45"
  • Blade Steel: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.136"
  • Closed Length: 4.25"
  • Overall Length: 7.625"
  • Handle Material: Stonewashed Milled Titanium
  • Handle Thickness: 0.39"
  • Weight: 2.9 oz.
  • Multi-Row Bearing System
  • Milled Titanium Backspacer with Integral Lanyard Hole
  • Includes Shirogorov Cloth and Certificate of Authenticity
  • Made in Russia
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
M390
M390 Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Semi-Custom
Semi-Custom Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Shirogorov Neon Zero Flipper Knife 3.375" M390 Drop Point Blade, Stonewashed Titanium Handlesrated 4.750 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Shirogorov Neon Zero Flipper Knife 3.375" M390 Drop Point Blade, Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Rickley
Groveport , Oh
Mar 08, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Unbelievable
Once you get used to where to lay your fingers as you have to keep them off the lockbar this is a knife that’ll ruin you for other knives. The action is hard to explain and the aesthetics are subtle yet beautiful.
Shirogorov Neon Zero Flipper Knife 3.375" M390 Drop Point Blade, Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Hermit
Colorado
Nov 25, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Lock Type, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening
Great knife at a steep price
First, I must admit that I love this knife. If you look at all (or at least many) aspects which you want in a knife, it really excels--at least for me--at accomplishing most of them. The real question to ask yourself is, "what price am I willing to pay" to get the level of quality this piece represents.Second, after having used the knife for some weeks, its strengths grow on me but its flaws also nag. One of the more annoying shortcomings, in my humble opinion, is the pocket clip. It is a design masterpiece of form but in simple function it is like reaching for the sky only to land in a mud puddle. VERY difficult to use. Requires two hands for most uses. Yes, it looks beautiful but I have $35 knives with better functioning clips. If you don't frequently use the pocket clip then this is not only a non-issue, it REALLY does look gorgeous. But there is no way you can simply clip it on--especially if you have any sort of a thick hem on your pocket (and for zippered pockets completely forget it!). I suspect I'll eventually bend it a bit to make it easier to use, but as designed it is good looking but very difficult to use.There has been much said, for good reason, about the "flip" of the SHIROGOROV knives. I was excited to try them. A lot depends on the specific "detente" of the knife you receive. Mine was VERY stiff. At first I could only open it with two hands. Then with over 200 actualizations (and almost getting arthritis in my index finger) it really began to change from too stiff to a joy to use. Part of the problem is that the whole knife is so light and a touch thin that the grip of the knife handle is a bit too narrow when opening if you have big hands. You absolutely must keep your fingers off the frame lock. For this the pocket clip is good place for your fingers but it really is a bit tight and awkward. I am not saying this as a total bashing, just that for the price of the knife you really do want a level of perfection that it isn't at all difficult to use, IMHO. It becomes smooth with time but don't expect absolute perfection right out of the box.The feel, fit and finish of this piece of kit is magnificent. A real engineer's masterpiece. I also appreciate the shape and style of the blade itself. Nowadays many people try to produce blades which are more suited for fighting or looking macho. This is a seriously practical blade for slicing, cutting, whittling and everyday use. And the length of the blade, the weight (lessness) and attention to detail are really in a whole different league from lower priced knives. I'm not disappointed nor am I at all sorry to have bought it. I carry it every day and it is a wonderful blade for everything from ripping up cardboard boxes to slicing bread or fruit. As time goes on the flip becomes easier and more natural. My main point is that if you purchase an expensive item, whether a car, piece of electronics or a knife, you really want all the small details to be perfect. So the biggest question for anyone wanting an excellent knife is whether the function, beauty and real life usage is worth the price. If you just want a simple blade that works, maybe go with a slightly lesser priced knife like one of Chris Reeves' or even something cheaper. If you want a piece of near perfection that you feel joy with every time it is in your hand or you see it, this is quite possibly the right knife for you.
Shirogorov Neon Zero Flipper Knife 3.375" M390 Drop Point Blade, Stonewashed Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Joshua
Palm Harbor , Fl
Oct 17, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
King of smooth
It’s a shirogorov, the flipper all flippers wish they were. Snappy, lightweight, smoothest knife available! Now the pocket clip is attractive but way too stiff. Removing from the pocket is tough. The proprietary screws with the free spinning pivot is a bummer but you know that going in, easy to overcome with know-how. All in all I’m in love with it’s execution and action!!
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