The CRKT Daktyl Knife - an unusual minimalist type folder designed by Tom Hitchcock, features a 3.060" ambidextrous rotating modified Wharncliffe blade made of 420J2 stainless steel, .145" thick, with a bead blast finish, slots to reduce weight, a lever for opening and closing, and a carabiner gate for attachment that also serves as a bottle opener (accessible in the closed position). The ergonomic skeletonized stainless steel handle, 4.422" closed, has a unique Hole in One Lock with Slide Lock safety. The Daktyl Knife has an overall open length of 6.813", and it weighs 2.4 ounces. Made in Taiwan.
From the CRKT website: ... To open, simply press the front lever mechanism 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 lever to disengage, then swing the blade back into the closed position.
The Daktyl™ comes with an added security measure - the Slide Lock mechanism. When the knife is in the closed position, sliding the lever at the top of the handle backwards clicks it into place and reduces the chance of it opening unexpectedly. When open, sliding the lever forward locks it into place, which is exactly where it'll stay until you reverse the procedure to disengage and return it to the closed position. As an added bonus, the blade is completely ambidextrous, rotating both to the right and to the left. ...
Columbia River Knife and Tool: CRKT Daktyl Knife, CR-5151
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