Columbia River Van Hoy Black Coated Snap Fire w/2.37" Combo Blade - CR5011K
CR5011K: Van Hoy Snap Fire
Columbia River Knife & Tool
Black blade, black frame and clip
Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point™ Serrated Cutting Edge
Blade: Length: 2.375” (6.0 cm)
Thickness: 0.12” (0.30 cm)
Steel: AUS 8, 56-58 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 3.875” (9.8 cm)
Open: Overall length: 6.25” (15.9 cm)
Weight: 3.0 oz. (85 g)
Designed by Ed Van Hoy, his' Snap Fire™ is a fully functional folder with Ed’s new patent-pending lock which performs just as beautifully as it looks.
In this folder, Ed’s pivot slide lock allows the blade pivot to move, unlike any other folder we know of. The pivot is on a sliding block recessed in the aluminum frame. Pressing down on the pivot wheels with the thumb lowers the spring-loaded pivot block, releasing the AUS 8 stainless steel blade from the stainless steel locking post. This lubricated mechanism is sealed by brass and bronze plates, designed to give a lifetime tight fit.
Designed with one pivot plate to act as a knife safety. Press the lever forward, and the knife becomes a virtual fixed blade. Pull it back and you can fold the knife.
To cut weight, the 7075 T6 gray anodized aluminum frame is CNC machined to the minimum. The Teflon®-plated stainless steel skeletonized blade guard keeps the blade from accidentally opening, and reflects the design of the removable pocket/money clip on the opposite side of the frame.
The 2.375” modified drop point blade is long enough for real work tasks. It has a bead-blast finish and is available in both Razor-Sharp or Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges. Four holes help lighten this already lightweight knife.
The Snap Fire’s thumb wheels are stainless steel with a spectral titanium nitride coating. Because of the nature of the process, every one is slightly different, making each Snap Fire unique.
We like it for its utility. But if you like it for its bling bling, that’s okay, too!