Columbia River Delegate EDC Assisted 3.125" Black Blade, Cocobolo Handles - 1055W
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CR1055W: Delegate EDC
Columbia River Knife & Tool
This classic new CRKT Delegate knife line is suitable for the Founding Fathers, with our revolutionary Fire Safe thumb stud release and OutBurst assist.
If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadephia in 1787, you would feel right at home with new Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) line of gentleman’s folders, so we’re calling it the Delegate line. Classic knifemaking tradition comes through in their understated design and use of natural materials.
But like the Founding Fathers, there is a revolutionary aspect to this line. We have incorporated our patented OutBurst assist with our patent-pending* Fire Safe release mechanism which is built into the thumb stud.
When the blade is closed, it is securely held in place by the OutBurst spring bias, and is also locked in place by the Fire Safe pin in the locking liner, which engages the blade.
To open the blade, simply press in on the Fire Safe thumb stud, and rotate it forward to begin blade opening. Once the blade is open approximately 30 degrees, the OutBurst assist takes over and instantly completes the opening action. In practice, one-handed opening is a fast, single movement of the thumb.
This system provides exceptional safety because it is very difficult, if not impossible, to open the blade accidentally. Bumping or pressing the thumb stud does nothing. The user must know the secret rotating action to open the blade.
Delegate EDC. Our two larger Delegate models have 3.125” drop point blades of premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel. Our rigid InterFrame build uses stainless steel liners, one locking, with black anodized 6061 aluminum bolsters and inlaid scales. The bright model 1055 has a satin blade and white bone scale inlays, while the dark model 1055W has a black oxide-coated blade with cocobolo wood scales. Both models feature a high-mounted stainless steel clip.
Delegate Gentleman. We also offer a smaller Gentleman’s Delegate model with a three-inch blade and a weight of only 1.7 ounces. It is noteworthy for its custom-style black G10 bolster perfectly inlaid with a light burl scale. It also has a custom stainless steel clip.
Our founders were a thrifty bunch, so another revolutionary statement made by the Delegate line is their remarkably affordable retail prices.
They could be a shot heard round the cutlery world.
- The OutBurst assisted opening mechanism cannot be actuated until you rotate the Fire Safe disk and nudge it up.
- We’re proud of the exquisite craftsmanship exhibited in the Delegate inlays, in this case, cocobolo wood into a aluminum bolster.
- 1055W: Black Blade, Aluminum Bolsters, Cocobolo Scales, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
- Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
- Blade: Length: 3.125” (79 mm)
- Thickness: 0.098” (2.5 mm)
- Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
- Closed: Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)
- Open: Overall length: 7.00” (178 mm)
- Made in China
UPC Code: 794023105513
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.