Columbia River CRKT 7016 Matthew Lerch Flat Out Assisted Folding Knife 3.57" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles
CR7016: Matthew Lerch 7016 Flat Out
Painstakingly precise. When a watchmaker takes up knifemaking, the knife world inherits a new definition for “precise.” Slim yet hard working, understated yet powerful, the Flat Out everyday carry folding knife is a beautifully paradox.
Designer Matthew Lerch of Sussex, WI has practiced jewelry making, watch making, and he’s made a serious name for himself as a custom knifemaker. Now, he’s channeled his expertise into creating the Flat Out. Its striking profile starts with the thin drop point blade style and is balanced by a highly ergonomic and shapely handle. Subtle details like a two-tone satin finish on the blade and bead blast finish on the handle polish the high aesthetic. In motion, though, is where the Flat Out truly shines—open it a mere 30 degrees, and OutBurst takes over, deploying the blade at shockingly quick speeds. A frame lock keeps it solidly in place.
Exacting design meets hardworking performance in the Flat Out.
How OutBurst Assisted Opening Works
Simply manually open the blade up to 30 degrees and the patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism springs the knife fully open so that you’re good to go. The powerful spring also holds the blade securely closed when not in use.
- Outburst spring assisted opening deploys the blade smooth and fast
- High carbon stainless steel blade takes an edge well and is ideal for everyday carry
- Frame Lock provides secure lock-up of the blade
- Blade Length: 3.57"
- Closed Length: 4.421"
- Overall Length: 8.063"
- Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.122"
- Blade Style: Wharncliffe
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Weight: 3.6 oz.
- Designer: Matthew Lerch
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
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