The Proponent is one of our most iconic models. With an absolutely stunning 4” Wharncliffe and an overall length of almost 9” this massive cutting tool is overbuilt for use well beyond the specifications of most conventional folding knives. This knife truly makes a statement in the pocket. When you want to be truly ready for anything the Proponent is the right knife for you.
The distinctive angled Wharncliffe blade shape makes this knife an excellent tactical option and a very effective large EDC.
With a blade that’s almost 1.75” wide, the Proponent can generate a huge amount of cutting power along its edge, enough to handle to toughest materials that you can throw at it!
Designer Dirk Pinkerton is a well-known name in the Knife world known for highly practical designs with superb ergonomics. The Proponent’s shape echoes many of Mr. Pinkerton’s classic designs with a focus on being a synthesis of practical and tactical while providing a lot of blades to work with.
Handle Material For people who want their knives to perform under any condition G10 is an excellent handle material option. G10 is temperature-resistant, water-resistant, non-reactive, non-conductive, and exceptionally tough under pressure. We’ve milled a specific groove pattern into the Proponent to give it additional grip in a slippery situation.
Lock Pin The Proponent has been built to be exceptionally strong with a robust full liner construction and a liner lock, but for those who want an extra degree of strength and reliability, we have included a hardened steel pin that can be screwed through the scales to act as a secondary locking mechanism. With the pin secured in place, there is virtually no way for the lock to fail during use.
Ballbearing To ensure smooth and fast operation, we’ve outfitted the Proponent with a ceramic ball-bearing pivot construction, allowing for quick and snappy one-handed flipper deployment and smooth closing action. A ceramic détente ensures that this knife will maintain crisp, sharp action for a lifetime of use. Even with the substantial size of this blade, the action is still smooth and fast
|Blade Finish||Black PVD Coating|
|Pivot Assembly||Ceramic Ball Bearing|
|Lock Type||Liner Lock|
Weights & Dimensions
|Closed Length||5.02"( 127.49mm)|
We ship primarily USPS. If you prefer FedEx please contact us. Our Shipping Department is closed on the weekends (Saturday & Sunday) and on all Federal Holidays, so any orders placed during the weekend or on a Federal Holiday will ship within the next 2 business days.
We will let you know the tracking number by email. You can also check your order status on the MY ACCOUNT page.
Some items we sell are restricted in certain areas. Please make sure you understand our TERMS & CONDITIONS (you will be required to agree to them before you can place an order), as well as any laws in your area regarding ownership and/or carrying of your purchase.
A complete and correct delivery address is essential. Once your order has been prepared for shipment or has shipped, we are unable to change the shipping address. If a package is returned to us due to an incorrect or incomplete address provided by you (the customer) or your agent, we will contact you immediately for a correction, and the package will be re-shipped at an additional shipping fee. You must include a daytime telephone number for all orders. Occasionally packages are returned to Artisan Cutlery as undeliverable. When the carrier returns an undeliverable package to Artisan Cutlery, please contact Artisan Cutlery to make arrangements for reshipment.
We serve most states in the continental United States exclude the 7 states at this time:
*Armed Forces - Americas
*Northern Mariana Islands
*U.S. Virgin Islands
*Check back as we expand to more regions.
1.How can you contact us about this policy?
If you have any further questions or comments, you may contact us by email@example.com
2. How are the shipping costs calculated?
Artisan Cutlery offers Free shipping on all products and If you want to get the products faster, please choose the expedited delivery method.
3. How does your free shipping work?
We offer "free shipping" or "free shipping and free returns" on many of our products. "Free shipping" refers to standard shipping; express delivery and second day charges are extra. Our "free shipping and free returns" offer is available to the lower 48, continental U.S. states only, not available on orders to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Mexico or other international destinations. Products that ship by freight are not eligible for free shipping or free returns. "Free returns" does not apply to items with art shades, Color Plus and Tiffany Color Plus brand items, or certain products with designer shades.
4.How long will my order take?
Our goal is to offer you the best shipping options, no matter where you live. We deliver to hundreds of customers across America every day, and we strive to provide you with services of the highest level.
The time frame of an order delivery is divided into two parts: processing time and shipping time. Processing time:shipping within 48 hours.Shipping time:we provide different methods for different products categories. Your shipping time will be affected by the shipping method you specified.
|Rate name||Condition||Transit time||Price|
|Economy||$100.00 and up||5 to 8 business days||Free|
|Economy||$0.00–$99.99||5 to 8 business days||$8.00 USD|
|Rest of the World|
|Rate name||Condition||Transit time||Price|
|Economy International||-||6 to 18 business days||$20 USD|
5.What kind of packing materials does Artisan Cutlery use?
We are committed to using eco-friendly packing solutions whenever possible. We use air-filled pillow bags that efficiently pack into boxed shipments and reduce the amount of packing material needed for each order. We also use 100 percent biodegradable starch pellets as packing materials. These static-free pellets have the look of the old-fashioned plastic packing peanuts, but are made to degrade quickly in landfills and are completely petroleum, CFC and HCFC free.