Specifications and features:
Columbia River Knife & Tool McGinnis Notorious folding knife
3.50" partially serrated blade, high hollow grind
Modified spear point blade with recurve
8Cr14MoV steel, 58-59 HRC
Black oxide coated blade, frame, and clip
OutBurst assisted opening
Full size frame lock
Black G-10 scaled handle
Two stainless steel frame
Stainless steel back spacer
Swedged top edge
Ample friction grooves at the thumb
Full width spine
Custom drilled stainless steel clip
0.121" blade thickness
4.50" closed handle length
8" overall length open
Weighs five ounces
Designed by Gerry McGinnis
The Notorious 1168K -
This knife is a full size frame lock folder. This tactical model is black oxide coated on blade, frames and clip, with black G-10 scales, plus our patented combination Razor Sharp and Veff Serrated* edge.
It features our OutBurst assisted opening system. Pressing one of the dual ramped thumb studs instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.
The handle is exceptionally strong and rigid with two stainless steel frames and a stainless steel back spacer. Gerry has designed G-10 scale onlays which fit the hand nicely and are CNC machined to give additional grip.
The 3.50" blade is a modified spear point with a recurve and a very high hollow grind, swedged at the top edge. There are ample friction grooves at the thumb. By maintaining a full width spine nearly to the point, Gerry has created a blade with both excellent cutting ability and good penetration. The Notorious features a cool custom drilled stainless steel clip.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
Spear Point Blade -
The classic stabbing blade is the spear point which can have two edges sharpened or only one with a false edge on the spine. The spear point usually has both edges taper equally to a point that is exactly in the center of the blade but sometimes has different profiles for the spine and edge.
Chinese steel with similar performance characteristics to AUS 8. An excellent value priced steel for its performance.
Assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.
Hollow Ground -
The ground surface of the blade is concave and used to create a fine cutting edge.
G-10 Laminate -
The TUFNOL range of high quality epoxy resin bonded glass fabric laminates offer very high mechanical strength and low moisture absorption, combined with excellent electrical properties, under both dry and humid conditions. They are rigid materials with good dimensional stability and good resistance to a wide range of working environments.