DPx Gear has released a new folder whose handle is milled from a solid block of 6Al4V titanium. Their new Aculus model is a handsome piece of machinery. Aculus is derived from “aculeus,” the tip of a scorpion’s stinger. The 3D texturing of the handle and the clip point blade are certainly reminiscent of that armored, stinging arthropod.
The Aculus is a collaboration between DPx Founder Robert Young Pelton and LionSTEEL owner Gianni Pauletta. They conceived it as a gentleman’s folder with concealed carry potential. The handle shape can be used for non-lethal pain compliance. A deep carry clip and tungsten carbide glass breaker complete the package.
Because of the single-piece design, the pivot and stop pin are the only structural fasteners in the handle, the screw for the pocket clip/ glass breaker, notwithstanding. I know I have been mentioning the high quality of the knives coming out of Italy lately, but the craftsmanship stands for itself.
The specs for the Aculus are:
Blade Length: 3.26″ / 83 mm
Blade Steel: Stonewashed 61 HRC Niolox tool steel
Blade Thickness: 0.14″ / 3.50 mm
Blade Finish: Stonewashed
Overall Length: 7.71″ / 196 mm
Closed Length: 4.33″ / 110 mm
Handle: Sandblasted 6Al4v Titanium
The DPx Aculus 3D is limited to a production run of 100. They are available now, so if you want one, you had best strike!