Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool 7253Z
Specifications and features:
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Lake 111Z 2 folding knife
2.5" plain drop point blade
8Cr14MoV stainless steel, flat grind
0.09" blade thickness
L.B.S. (Lock Back Safety) safety system
Black Zytel handle
Dual Lake-style thumb studs for one-handed opening
1 position carry clip
6" overall length open
3.5" closed/handle length
Weighs 2.1 ounces
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 lock back release 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 basket weave texture and a pronounced finger choil and pommel.