Custom quality folding knives, especially those manufactured with Titanium handles and Titanium leaf spring locks are undeniably strong, lightweight, and beautiful to look at, but they're also quite expensive.
We know that many of our customers love the look of our Ti-Lites® but find the prices a little steep. So we have created some very affordable alternatives. The Zy-Ex Ti-Lite® with a 4 inch blade mimics the look of its more expensive counterparts almost exactly, and our model that features a six inch blade is a completely unique Ti-Lite,® virtually in a class by itself.
Instead of 7075 Aluminum, we used 43% glass filled Zy-Ex for the handles and high quality stainless steel for the leaf spring lock and liners. The results are extraordinarily lightweight knives that are remarkably strong, sharp and good looking, at a price almost everyone can afford.
The Cold Steel Zytel Ti-Lite XL Knife designed in collaboration with custom knifemaker Phil Boguszewski, has a 4" stiletto style blade made of AUS8A stainless steel, 3mm thick. The blade has a thumb stud for one hand opening, and dual blade extensions. The top blade extension serves as an index finger trigger opening option, and the two extensions form an integral guard when the blade is locked open. The drilled Zytel handle, 4.75" closed, has a stainless steel leaf spring lock. A removable stainless steel pocket clip is mounted at the butt end.