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By Drew Bryant
August 7th, 2023,

Toor Knives, a renowned name in precision-crafted blades, has once again pushed the boundaries of innovation with the release of their latest masterpiece, the XT1 Charlie Folding Knife. Building upon the success of the popular XT1 model, the Charlie variant takes versatility and performance to new heights, making it an indispensable tool for a wide range of applications.

At the heart of the XT1 Charlie lies a meticulously designed drop point blade, a testament to Toor’s dedication to functionality. The standard curved blade has been expertly modified to create the ultimate all-purpose folding knife. Whether you’re facing the rigors of military operations, law enforcement duties, or engaging in outdoor sporting activities, the Charlie XT1 is your steadfast companion.

But functionality is only half the story. The Toor XT1 Charlie is a true work of art that seamlessly blends form and function. Its striking G10 Hybrid Handle not only offers an ergonomic grip for superior control but also adds a touch of elegance to the knife’s overall aesthetics. Crafted with precision and care, the handle is as comfortable to hold as it is visually captivating.

Measuring at 8 inches in overall length and weighing a mere 4.6 ounces, the Charlie XT1 strikes the perfect balance between portability and power. Its compact size ensures easy carry and storage, while its robust construction guarantees it can handle the toughest tasks with finesse.

One of the standout features of the Charlie XT1 is the incorporation of a hardened steel lockbar insert. This ingenious addition serves a dual purpose: preventing over travel of the blade and minimizing wear and tear on the locking mechanism. This means you can depend on the Charlie XT1 for smooth, reliable performance, even in the most demanding situations.

Toor Knives takes pride in their unwavering commitment to quality, and the XT1 Charlie Folding Knife is no exception. Meticulously crafted and rigorously tested, this knife exemplifies the pinnacle of blade engineering and design.

Below, is the full product description on the XT1 Charlie from Toor Knives.

Product Description

Charlie don’t surf, but he sure as hell carries an XT1! Introducing the Charlie, the latest variant of the XT1, which is our largest frame lock folding knife.

The most noticeable update we’ve made is the modified drop point, standard curved blade, which allows the Charlie to be an all-purpose knife. This, combined with our G10 Hybrid Handle not only makes it one of our most aesthetically pleasing blades, but also one of the most versatile. Make no mistake though, as like its predecessors, the Charlie maintains its XT1 origins as the ultimate heavy duty folding knife for tactical and field environments.

With an overall length of 8.0″ and weight of 4.6 oz, the XT1 Charlie is a full-size folding knife that can tackle all the challenging tasks within military and outdoor sporting environments. Its hardened steel lockbar insert with overtravel stop reduces wear and tear on the blade lock interface. This helps maintain lock longevity and creates a much larger surface area engagement, mitigating all open and closed blade movement. The additional mass to the handle allows for a titanium billet milled clip to sit in a machined recess, completely improving the overall durability of the pocket clip.

Additionally, the full G10 backspacer greatly improves the rigidity of all the frame body screws and relieves the stress from traditional threaded standoffs. It’s finished with a large loop for safety cords and lanyards that also features jimping. The XT1’s modified drop point blade is 0.157″ (5/32) thick, and its hand-ground bevel stands about 1.0″ tall. The initial edge is left slightly thicker prior to sharpening, allowing for a much larger final edge and more mass. This critical feature allows for longer edge life, as well as a more user-friendly grind to resharpen in the field.

Each XT1 Charlie is proudly made entirely here in San Diego, CA by our skilled and talented manufacturing team.

The new XT1 Charlie is available now on Toor’s website. The Charlie will retail for $425. Explore the world of Toor’s new folder by clicking here, and discover firsthand why the XT1 Charlie is set to become an essential tool for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

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