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Factor Iconic Carbon Fiber Folding Knife

4.86 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

The Iconic knife offers the highest quality components in a clean 4.72″ body. The manual flipper features a drop point stonewashed blade made of CPM S35VN steel from Crucible Industries. A ceramic ball bearing system flashes the blade out in a moments notice. The knife locks via its titanium frame lock and is finished with a front facing carbon fiber handle and titanium pocket clip (tip up).

This model is out of stock and discontinued.


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Model: Iconic Carbon Fiber
Model #: FI004

Overall Length: 8.14”
Weight: 3.75 oz.

Blade Length: 3.42”
Blade Thickness: 0.14”
Blade Material: CPM S35VN
Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Blade Grind: Flat
Edge Type: Plain

Handle Length: 4.72”
Handle Thickness: 0.63”
Handle Material: Carbon Fiber and Titanium
Handle Color: Carbon Fiber
Lock Type: Titanium Frame Lock

Knife Type: Manual/Folding
Opener: Flipper
Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Ball Bearing System
Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up)
Best Use: Everyday Carry

Additional Features


CPM S35VN (Crucibal Industries)
CPM S35VN is one of the most coveted knife steels in today’s premier and custom knives. Designed and developed in cooperation by one of the best custom knife makers in the US and released to the tool and knife community in his honored knives; this steel offers great edge retention, toughness, stain resistance and still easy to sharpen.

A martensitic stainless steel designed to offer improved toughness over crucibal’s S30V. It is also easier to machine and polish than CPM S30V. Its chemistry has been rebalanced so that it forms some niobium carbides along with vanadium and chromium carbides. Substituting niobium carbides for some of the vanadium carbides makes CPM S35VN about 15-20% tougher than CPM S30V without any loss of wear resistance. CPM S35VN’s improved toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. Because both vanadium and niobium car bides are harder and more effective than chromium carbides in providing wear resistance, the CPM stainless blade steels offer improved edge retention over conventional high chromium steels such as 440C and D2.

The CPM process produces very homogeneous, high quality steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grind ability, and toughness compared to steels produced by conventional melting practices.


Carbon Fiber
We love Carbon fiber for our premium knives. It’s an extremely light weight, highly durable product with a clean, cool look. As one of the strongest materials available, our carbon fiber handles can be 4 to 5 times as strong as steel handles and provide a lifetime of durability. Perfect for a knife of the high end class.


Opening via the flipper

While knife is closed, hold knife firmly allowing for knife opening to be clear to open blade. Then apply pressure with your index finger on the flipper. The more pressure, the faster the blade will fully open to locked position.

knife flipper open

Unlocking the Blade

The blade will automatically secure when fully opened by the frame lock. To unlock the frame lock, simply push the left frame in the left direction with your thumb until blade is clear. Then push blade down to close. Be sure all fingers are clear before fully closing blade.

knife lock


Reviews 7

7 reviews for Factor Iconic Carbon Fiber

  1. Pedro Peralta

    I have had this knife in my pocket for almost a year now. To say that I’m happy with it is an understatement.
    I have a collection of mid tech flipper folders which are far more expensive (by renowned blade smiths in exotic steels), but this knife is my edc choice.
    The full size Carbon has tremendous looks and ergonomics. It deploys well with the flipper, and with the finger hole.
    The finger choil is great for detail cutting. Edge retention of the CPM S35VN blade is phenomenal.
    Feels as solid today as the day I received it.
    A well made product I am proud to carry.

    • Jeremy

      Thank you for your feedback. Glad you are happy with the product, I know I love mine.

  2. chris (verified owner)

    Just received my Iconic in both sizes along with a Verve. Quality, fit, finish all way above expectations and price point. Bevels nice and even—much better than some knives that cost much more. Great job, Factor.

  3. Torre Carstensen (verified owner)

    Fantastic knife. Perfect detent. Action fit and finish well beyond its price.

  4. Mike Hinnenkamp (verified owner)

    Good knife, nice build quality and steel for the price. The one I received has the blade significantly off center, which is surprising after the other 2 Factor knives were perfect. Not sure if it was just mine or this model.

  5. William Wallace (verified owner)

    Now I see my voice to text really sucked when I wrote the review sorry guys the knife was awesome and just received my second knife and it’s another hit I’ll write a review later when I’ve had more of a chance to look at it .

  6. William Wallace

    I just received my iconic carbon fiber in this night is freaking awesome cause the best knife so far in my collection it came razor sharp corners has a great deal in my hand thank you Factor for such a fantastic night I can’t wait to order another one and thanks again awesome product. .

    • factor

      We are happy your happy!

  7. Ed Bossier (verified owner)

    Knife’s preforms flawlessly, couldn’t ask for more especially since I got both on sale at a great price. I own 15 Benchmade knives but every day my hardest decision is if I will carry my mini or full size Iconic carbon fiber…. Thanks Factor!

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