Drop / Lambert Raine
This Kirby Lambert–designed Raine is in excellent conditions, perfect mechanically, shows some blemishes on the blade. Comes with pouch, and box.
Thick, powerful, and eye-catching, it makes an impression in the hand or the collector’s case.
The Raine marks multiple firsts for us here at Drop. For one, it’s our first collaboration with celebrated knifemaker Kirby Lambert. For another, it’s our first folder with a recurve blade—which are known for their utility for pull cuts and slicing. Measuring 8.2 inches long and weighing nearly 6 ounces, the Raine is a flat-out beast. And while it’s certainly sized for heavy-duty cuts, it doesn’t sacrifice even a smidge of grace. In addition to a thick RWL34 blade, the Raine features handle scales made from FatCarbon: a heat-treated carbon fiber composite from a small production shop in Eastern Europe. Hold the knife at different angles and watch the handle shimmer, especially in the light.
A good knife is only as good as its handle. That’s why we started with a reliable 6AL4V titanium frame on the Raine, which can be found in all of Lambert’s custom folding knives. Thanks to the caged bearing system (and the 3.5-inch blade’s hefty build), the knife snaps open with authority with a simple press on the flipper tab. To make the flipper even more comfortable, the bolster is rounded and cornered—a design element that can only be achieved through CNC machining. Looking at the Raine from the spine, you’ll notice a floating backspacer that perfectly matches the contours of the handle. To complete the knife, it’s fitted with a titanium clip and a custom-branded pivot.
Kirby Lambert has been collecting folding knives since the age of 7. Considering his upbringing in the Canadian countryside, he had plenty of reasons to carry one—however, it wasn’t until studying fine art at the University of Calgary that Lambert realized his knack for craftsmanship. Later he met knifemaker Brian Lyttle, who taught him the skills and dedication needed to make his own knives and turn passion into reality. In the 27 years since he officially stepped onto the scene, Lambert has become one of the most respected knifemakers in the industry. To that end, he won the award for “Best Tactical Folder” at Blade Show 2016 and served as the Vice President of the Canadian Knifemakers’ Guild.
- Produced by Drop
- Designed by Kirby Lambert
- Manufactured by Reate
- Country of Origin: China
- Blade steel: Damasteel RWL34 stainless steel
- Blade profile: Recurve drop point
- Blade grind: Hollow saber
- Blade finish/coating: Stonewashed or PVD stonewashed
- Handle: Titanium frame and faux bolsters, FatCarbon scales
- Handle finish: Bead blasted
- Opening: Flipper tab
- Locking: Titanium frame lock w/hardened steel insert
- Pivot: Caged ceramic bearings, hardened washers and barrel
- Pocket clip: Milled titanium, right-hand tip-up carry
- Hardware: Torx T6 and T8
- Blade length: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
- Cutting edge: 3.3 in (8.4 cm)
- Blade thickness (at spine): 4 mm
- Blade thickness (1 mm behind apex): 0.3 mm
- Handle length: 4.7 in (11.9 cm)
- Handle width: 0.6 in (1.5 cm) without clip, 0.7 in (1.9 cm) with clip
- Overall length: 8.2 in (20.8 cm)
- Weight: 5.8 oz (164 g)