Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool 5180
CRKT Klecker Folding Knife 3.125" Bead Blast Plain Clip Point Stainless Blade Steel.
Nathan's IRreducible complexity Knife, or NIRK. There are just two well-thoughtout pieces, plus a blade pivot screw.
At the front of the frame, the lock tab mates with a notch in the blade to provide safe lockup. The tighter the grip on the handle, the tighter the lockup, making this an exceptionally safe design. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accidentally release the lock, and it is very, very strong.
When the blade is closed, the same lock tab ramps over a rounded detent to hold the blade in the closed position. The high-carbon stainless steel blade is a utilitarian drop point shape with a deep belly, high hollow ground for easy cutting, and with a swedged top edge to aid penetration. It is a hefty 0.131" thick. The blade can be opened with either hand using the oval thumb hole.
The 5180 sport and work model has a high satin blade finish, brushed frame and Razor-Sharp cutting edge. The NIRK has a stainless steel pocket/gear clip.
Specifications & Features:
Open Overall Length 7.63 inches
Closed Length 4.5 inches
Weight 3.5 ounces
Blade Length 3.125 inches
BladeThickness 0.131 inches
Blade Material 2CR13
Style Utilitarian Drop Point
Handle Material 3CR13
Type Lock Back
Carry System 1 Position Clip