Sandrin & Cabot Debut $150,000 “Record Knife” ¾ Pound of Platinum, 320 Diamonds

Tungsten Carbide-bladed Platinum Mamba is the ultimate in dangerous luxury, science, and craftsmanship.

Sandrin Knives Platinum Mamba Knife
Sandrin Knives Platinum Mamba Knife

TURIN, ITALY – -(AmmoLand.com)- Sandrin Knives in conjunction with Cabot Guns announced today that it is debuting the Platinum Mamba, a unique, collector’s edition knife featuring a blade of Tungsten Carbide, the world’s hardest and sharpest material.

The knife’s handle is made from three-quarters of a pound of Platinum encrusted with 320 diamonds (14 carats total) and inlaid with Wyoming Jade.

The opulent Platinum Mamba, offered at $150,000, is the ultimate in dangerous luxury, science, and craftsmanship. It is the first knife to feature a platinum handle and likely embodies the highest value of raw materials of any knife ever made.

“This is a knife fit for a king. It’s an outrageous beast of a knife,” said Alessandro Colombatto, President of Sandrin. “It has a presence. When you hold it in your hand, you feel its power and distinctiveness.” Sandrin produced the blade. Cabot Guns, Sandrin’s exclusive partner in the US, oversaw the team of artisans who created the complete knife. The two companies collaborated on the Platinum Mamba’s creation for two years.

The Platinum Mamba features a 120mm blade with a multi-groove finishing manually crafted on an ultra-thin diamond grinding wheel. The blade weighs 235 grams due to Tungsten Carbide’s extreme density. Tungsten Carbide is twice the weight of steel, comparable to gold. The knife’s total weight is 635 grams. Platinum is the heaviest of the precious metals, weighing almost twice as much as karat gold.

Sandrin is a division of Turmond, Italy’s leading carbide technology company. In 2016, they shocked the world of knife-making by producing the world’s first and only Tungsten Carbide knife blades—a feat of metallurgy and bladesmithing that had long been considered “impossible” due to the material’s notorious brittleness. Sandrin spent 20 years developing the capability to create a patented grade of tungsten carbide with the properties suited to make knife blade out Tungsten Carbide. Tungsten Carbide, harder than steel, allows the Platinum Mamba’s blade to keep its sharpness up to 30 times longer than that of a steel knife.

The family-run company has been perfecting the extremely high-tolerance art of fabricating Tungsten Carbide for two generations. The material is used for industrial grinding applications. They have 40 years of experience are considered world-class in their expertise in TC, working with clients like Apple and Rolex.

Sandrin Knives Platinum Mamba Knife 320 Diamonds
Sandrin Knives Platinum Mamba Knife 320 Diamonds

The Sandrin blades are sintered from powders in-house at their factory and worked via various proprietary methods. The final shaping of the blades can only be done with ultra-high speed and multi-axic, CNC-controlled Diamond Grinding wheels, which Turmond also makes for themselves. The equipment used to produce the Platinum Mamba costs millions of dollars, though Sandrin’s real expertise is the trade secret aspects to create the geometry.

For more information visit Sandrin Knives or Cabot Guns.

  • 5 thoughts on “Sandrin & Cabot Debut $150,000 “Record Knife” ¾ Pound of Platinum, 320 Diamonds

    1. Record knife? Not even close. In the 70’s Buster Warenski, considered the master of the ultra high end art life made his “Legacy” knives. One was called Gem of the Orient” and sold for 2.1 million. The most famous is called King Tut’s Dagger (a recreation of an actual gold dagger found in his tomb). This is widely considered to be the finest art knife ever made and likely ever will be) This was a commission and has never sold. Estimated price is “Priceless”. A bit but of my price range.

    2. The only answer to why is….cuz they can. Other than that it’s not a deer skinner, and God help the poor soul who drops it in the brush.

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