Just when you thought you had seen every way possible to open a folding knife, CRKT brings you the new Fulcrum™ Action (patent pending). Just slide the handle up and then down to fully open the blade! Russ Kommer's design combines with the Fulcrum opening technology to create one of the most innovative designs this year (this knife was voted best import at the 2008 Blade show).
To open the Fulcrum, simply press the left side of the frame down with your thumb. The blade swings out to the 90-degree position. Then pull the left side of the frame back, gripping with your index finger at the choil, and the blade continues to rotate open and lock in the open position. After a few openings, you can do it naturally in one continuous, fluid action, or “fulcrumation.”
To close the Fulcrum, simply release the stainless steel locking liner. One-hand closing is also fast and easy.
The build uses CRKT's high-carbon steel InterFrame with a steel pivot at the back spacer. Scales are injection molded of tough CPL composite, and the swirls on each one are unique. The stainless steel bolsters have a diamond pattern.
The 2.75” blade is a modified drop point style with a high hollow grind, made from premium AUS 8 stainless steel.