This knife features the Crawford Lockback-an innovation that has proven its worth and is the defining characteristic of the unique Offbeat.
How the Crawford Lockback Works:Inspired by a wire handled folder, Pat Crawford created the long cutout on the handle to slide around the butt end of the blade until it seats snugly into a notch. In this position, the harder you grip, the more secure it becomes.
The handle is made of stainless steel and features a long, slender cutout along the back with a solid thumb stud at its terminus. As the blade is deployed with its own ambidextrous thumb stud, the cutout slides around the butt end of the blade until it reaches a notch along the backside. Then, the cutout seats snugly into place, effectively locking the blade in the open position. In this position, the harder you grip the handles, the more secure it becomes.
To disengage the Crawford Lockback and close the knife, push up on the thumb stud near the pivot area of the blade and fold it closed-a truly âoffbeat' way to unlock a folder. The classic drop point blade features a satin finish, matching the handles, and making for one sleek, sender everyday carry.
Features and Specifications:
- Crawford Lockback
- Satin Blade Finish
- Stainless Steel Handles
- Blade Length: 3.522" (89.46 mm)
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Thickness: 0.109" (2.77 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.483" (113.87 mm)
- Weight: 2.9 oz. (82.21g)
- Handle: 2Cr13; Brush Finish
- Style: Folding Knife w/Lockback
- Overall Length: 8.0" (203.2 mm)