Columbia River - Lake Signature w/ leather fob

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Ron Lake is an acknowledged master of his craft who joined the Knifemakers' Guild in 1972. The Eugene, Oregon custom knifemaker and author is a member of the Cutlery Hall of Fame and has been called the father of the modern day folding knife.

CRKT is proud to present Lake's first liner lock folding knife design. It bears a strong resemblance to his interframe design known worldwide and exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. It incorporates the most sophisticated use yet of the patented Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®), which Ron invented with Michael Walker.

Instead of a thumb lever, the LAWKS is actuated by the stainless steel Pocket Clip, yielding both secure lock up and an uncluttered silhouette. Simply click the clip down to engage the lock safety. With the blade open, click the clip up to allow liner release.

The open build uses CNC machined 6061 T6 aluminum frames, hard anodized Titanium Gray. The locking liner is 420J2 stainless steel, and the special contoured back spacer is injection molded Zytel®, all rigidly assembled with premium Torx® fasteners. Inlaid Zytel® scales feature a unique drilled pattern for grip.

Ground in a classic modified clip point with a high satin finish, the Signature blade is made of AUS 8 stainless steel, and is available with a Razor-Sharp or Combination Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge. The blade can be opened with either hand via two CNC machined oversized nail nicks.

The Signature also features Teflon® bearings at the blade pivot for velvet smooth action, locked in place by oversize satin finished stainless steel pivot screws of Lake's distinctive design. Included is a blade pivot screw adjustment tool.

Finally, a hand tied black leather fob completes our production Signature, just like Lake's custom models.

  • Knife Type: Easy Open
  • Knife Lock: Liner Lock
  • Blade Type: Drop Point
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Closed Length: 4.25"
  • Blade Color: Silver
  • Blade Material: Stainless
  • Handle Color: Silver
  • Handle Material: Aluminum
Brand: Columbia River (CRKT)
Specifications

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.

CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built�?without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers�? high expectations.

Sport & Work Knives

CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the

Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK�? all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it�?s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.

More natural and premium materials.

CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives

with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.

CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we�?ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.


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