This knife is the convergence of three great ideas, resulting in one of the sleekest and most unusual locking liner folders ever. The shape is one that is gaining acclaim for award winning custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Aaron Frederick of West Liberty, Kentucky. It is a remarkably simple classic profile, which is not marred by thumb studs or nail nicks. To open, just press and pull the blade end with the thumb or index finger, and the blade instantly pivots out and locks open.
Incorporated is the patented RealEase™ lock release system invented by custom knifemaker Charles Kain of Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve McCowen of Iola, Wisconsin and Ric Chopra of Atlanta, Georgia. When pressed down and back with the thumb, this CNC machined button wedges the locking liner open. Just apply a little pressure with your right or left index finger and you have slick one-hand closing. It makes releasing the liner lock a real ease. The result is a truly ambidextrous locking liner folder.
Finally, for maximum safety, the patented Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®) was added, which converts folders to virtual fixed blades when actuated with a flick of the thumb.
The Convergence uses the very rigid InterFrame build, assembled with stainless steel spacers, Torx® fasteners, and 420J2 stainless steel liners. The injection molded black Zytel® scales receive the hex pattern Operator's Grip, which gives this knife great feel, purchase and utility for hundreds of daily work tasks.
The satin finished AUS 4 stainless steel blades are ground in a modified drop point design with a subtle false top edge.
Like all CRKT locking liner folders, the Convergence features Teflon® bearings at the blade pivot for smooth action.
The black Teflon® plated clothing/gear clip is useful, and quickly removable if you want to pocket carry or just admire the knife's unadorned lines.
6853: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
- Blade Length: 3.25" (8.3 cm)
- Thickness: 0.12" (0.30 cm)
- Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC
- Handle length: 4.5" (11.4 cm)
- Overall length: 7.625" (19.4 cm)
- Weight: 3.7 oz. (105 g)