HEAdesigns Sabertooth Flipper Comb Evolves into Flipper Knives

HEAdesigns is kicking off its new Future Series with the Antidote and the Poison. The company built the knives on the framework of the popular Sabertooth folding comb.

The Sabertooth made waves in the gear community as a folding comb designed like a modern, high-end titanium frame lock flipper knife. The Sabertooth was a hit, not only because of the unusual comb flipper concept but also because of its simple pill-shaped design and striking metallic pastel colors. Customers wondered if a bladed version wasn’t far behind.

But Sam Abdelrahman, the founder of HEAdesigns, realized it wouldn’t be as simple as swapping out the comb for a cutting edge. “Putting a knife blade that’s the same shape in the handle would be the easy way out,” he tells us. The pivot, internal milling, and even the clip were all changed to tackle the added demands of a cutting tool. “I took the handle shape but changed everything inside and out.”


Touches like the angled cutout and the streamlined pocket clip play into the modern vibe. Both models feature the same modified 2.7-inch S35VN tanto blade. The flippers differ only in the handle – the Antidote features subtle texturing while the Poison has glyphs milled into the scales. The embellishment not only lends the Poison some space-age character, but it also cuts down on the weight, although both models weigh under 4 ounces.


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Abdelrahman says that we can expect to see further additions to the Future Series as well as the HEAdesigns brand as a whole in the months to come. New variations of the Sabertooth or the Equilibrium knife are distinct possibilities. “The material choices fundamentally change the knives,” Abdelrahman says. “We have a whole bunch of new things in the works.”

Knife featured in image: HEAdesigns Poison [top], HEAdesigns Antidote [bottom]