One of the most decorated knives of all time is back.
The Snap Lock held the knife world in rapture when it won the Most Innovative Knife Award at the 2004 Blade Show. We're breathing new life into this unique everyday carry folder. If you think that it might be all show and no substance, spend a mere minute with it and you'll do a 180° swing yourself.
To open, simply press the front cam lever mechanism down with your thumb and rotate the blade outward until it fully extends and securely clicks into place. To close the knife, press down on the cam lever to disengage then swing the blade back into the closed position. Once the blade is in the closed position, no part of the edge is exposed and the knife is secure to carry.
From his shop in Abingdon, Virginia, Ed Van Hoy dreamed up this historical design. It's not only one of the most unique knives on the market, but it's one of the most useful--it features a money clip, and is remarkably low profile so it's never a burden to have on hand.
The stainless steel blade has a subtle drop point shape. When closed, the matching wishbone frame is a 100% effective blade edge guard. The unique open mechanism becomes instantly intuitive once you push down on the front cam lever then rotate the blade outwards for a full 180°. The handle features a one position pocket clip for convenient carry.
This knife made history, get your hands on a piece of Ed's legacy with the Snap Lock reissue.
|Designer||Ed Van Hoy|
|Handle Material||Stainless Steel|
|Lock Type||Snap Lock|
|Pocket Clip Include||Yes|
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.