At FirstEdge, we are extremely proud of our products and sincerely value our customers. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your FirstEdge experience. Our Fixed Blade knives are designed to withstand heavy, extreme use, and if your knife fails, we will repair or replace it free of charge, no questions asked – Forever. Our Folding Knives are tough and are designed for powerful, precision cutting. If your folding knife fails to perform due to a defect and doesn’t meet your expectations, we will repair or replace your knife free of charge – Forever. We don’t expect our knives to fail, but if this happens, we will take care of you.
No returns will be accepted on this item unless it is a warranty issue.
In partnership with the U.S. Special Forces, FirstEdge™ created a tier of folding knives that set a new standard for foldable blades with their TrackLock Locking Mechanism and Elmax® Steel build. Proof of this newfound pinnacle of innovative craftsmanship lies in the fact that FirstEdge™ Folding Knives are used currently in the training and deployment of the U.S. Special Forces.
FirstEdge™ Folding Knives flaunt a locking system tailor-made for military application as well as surviving the harsh conditions of extreme environments. The TrackLock’s™ large steel locking pin passes through the blade and hardened steel liners creating a “double-shear” mechanism, which is one of the strongest possible locks. The foldable blade can be opened and closed with considerable ease by only using one hand.
Produced by Bohler-Uddenholm of Sweden, ELMAX® is “High Chromium-Vanadium-Molybdenum” alloyed steel, made of 18% Chromium, 3% Vanadium, 1.7% Carbon, 1% Molybdenum, 0.8%Silicon, and 0.3% Manganese. This particular fusion of elements creates a steel that guarantees high wear resistance, superior corrosion resistance, and high compressive strength. The ELMAX® advance powder metallurgy technology allows for these rare performance capabilities. The steel is hardened to 60-61 HRC, resulting in excellent edge retention and high impact resistance. It is easily sharpened and holds an edge comparable to carbon steel alloy.
ELMAX®, when compared to other stainless steels, excelled in performance distinguishing itself from the competition. Other steels might do well in one aspect, but fall short in other fields--performing poorly in the broad spectrum because of trade-offs. For example, a steel might be tough but difficult to sharpen; sharp but prone to corrosion and rust; rust-resistant but a softer blade. ELMAX® makes no sacrifices in its phenomenal build. Clearly, Elmax® steel is simply the best there is, and it’s been proven. It is ready to handle the most extreme of conditions from underwater scenarios to high temperature environments.