Designed by renowned custom knifemakers Pat & Wes Crawford of West Memphis, Arkansas, the Wild Weasel is an open build aluminum framed locking liner folder with assisted opening.
CRKT was able to employ the Tailwind speed assist technology (patent pending) which is ingeniously simple, strong and lightweight. Its over-center cam/spring design holds the folder securely closed. When either of the dual thumb studs is rotated outward 30 degrees, the Tailwind spring instantly rotates the blade to full open and locked position. Teflon bushings at the blade pivot help make the action smooth and very, very fast.
The Wild Weasel's blade is premium 154 CM stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 58-60. The blade is a modified drop point, hollow ground with a belly and recurve. A false top edge aids penetration, while the blade spine keeps its full thickness for 80% of its length for strength. Blade finish is a non-reflective light bead blast.
The handle uses the exceptionally rigid and strong InterFrame construction, with two 410 stainless steel liners, one locking, and scales of 6061 aluminum, hard anodized Gray.
To aid grip, the handle has deep finger choils and a pronounced pommel. In addition, black Santoprene inserts are inlaid at strategic points on both sides of the knife. Premium Torx fasteners are used throughout.
The Wild Weasel comes with a removable pocket/gear clip of 410 stainless steel in light bead blast finish. The clip can be reversed thanks to tapped holes on both sides of the knife.