I Recently had a custom made replica of the flat throwing knife as seen in the MI6 standard equipment attaché’ case, developed by ‘Q-Branch’, for all agents in the field.
The knife is CNC machined out of stainless-steel with a hardness of 56-58 HRC which the hardness of many German knives. This steel helps the knife remain sharp and is easy to sharpen.
It was hand-finished by the addition of slab side black Micarta handles. Micarta is a brand name for composites of canvas, linen, fiberglass and other fabric in a thermosetting plastic.
This canvas reinforced phenolic material has both good mechanical and impact strength with a continuing operating temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a strong and durable material that tolerates extreme heat and cold, resists moisture, solvents and grease and just about any caustic substances imaginable. It also doesn’t become brittle with age.
Most Micarta-handled knives will outlast their owner’s lifespan…the handles simply won’t wear out and will stand up to anything a knife should be used for!
This magnificent replica of the screen-used prop was produced using measurements taken from one of the original knives made by Albert ‘Bert’ Luxford for the film.
The knife was finished by honing it to razor sharpness. This is not a toy replica and could easily be used to ‘Take out’ Red Grant…should you find yourself in that situation.
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