Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool 7253Z
Ron Lake has been called "the father of the modern folding knife" and literally coauthored the book on them in 1988, How To Make Folding Knives. But while Ron is busy making stunning custom folders in his Eugene, Oregon, workshop, he is always thinking. In this case, we believe he has perfected the lockback folder.
Ron's breakthrough is his patented Lock Back Safety (L.B.S.) which allows the user to slide the small L.B.S. button forward to lock the blade both in the open and closed positions. When locked open, it is virtually impossible to accidentally release the blade even during vigorous cutting tasks. For those who are concerned about accidental opening, in pocket or on belt, simply slide the button forward to lock the knife closed until its next use.
The blade is a classic drop point with a flat grind for strength and a brushed finish. Blade steel is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel (equivalent to AUS 8). Dual Lake style thumb studs give fast either hand opening, and the lockbackrelease allows easy one hand closing. The lockback design allows for a very flat build. The combination of stainless steel liners and lightweight injection molded glass filled nylon scales results in a very rigid frame. For grip, the handle features a basketweave texture and a pronounced finger choil and pommel.
Specifications and features:
Open Overall Length: 6 inches
Closed Length: 3.5 inches
Weight: 2.1 ounces
Blade Length: 2.5 inches
Thickness: .09 inches
Style: Drop Point
Handle Material: Glass Filled Nylon
Lock Type: Lockback
Safety System: L.B.S. Safety
Carry System: 1 Position Clip