The Rike Thor 6 is a remarkable pocket knife with a very distinctive design. The handle of the Rike Thor 6 is milled from one solid block of titanium. This is also known as an integral frame. It makes the production of this pocket knife incredibly complicated. The handle needs to be milled from different angles. All with the narrowest tolerances. There's no room for error, because the pocket knife needs to move smoothly. Rike is an expert when it comes to this process.
The blade is made from Böhler M390 steel and can easily be opened with the thumb hole or flipper. Rike also managed to add ball bearings to this integral frame. The blade is locked by a solid frame lock. Here we find another work of art: the end of the lockbar has a steel insert that greatly reduces wear and tear in the (very) long run.
When you have the Rike Thor 6 in your hands, you can instantly see all the references to human anatomy. The edges of the handle look like bones, and the spine of the blade even looks like an actual spine. Because of all the cut-outs in the handle, the Rike Thor 6 only weighs 80 grams.
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Philippe Strub, MOLSHEIM
Thursday 25 April 2019
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