Preview: Cold Steel Crawford 1 Flipper

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posted on June 20, 2021
Cold Steel Crawford 1 Flipper Blade F

Cold Steel announced the launch of its Crawford 1 Flipper pocketknife, designed in collaboration with custom bladesmith Wes Crawford. The new knife takes many of its cues from Crawford's extensive line of knives, all combining to create a do-it-all, general-purpose blade that's perfect for everyday utilitarian tasks.

The Cold Steel Crawford 1 uses 4034 stainless steel in its blade construction, which promotes corrosion resistance and strength, particularly given the thinness of the blade profile. Measuring 3.3 millimeters thick and 3.5" long, the Crawford 1 blade is designed with a hybrid straight/clip point profile with a false edge and a prominent belly that aids in slashing and slicing.

Combined with this incredibly durable, versatile blade construction is a hardy handle construction designed for dependability. The handle is made from Zy-Ex, a trademarked form of glass-reinforced Nylon complete with rubber inlays that improve grip. The handle is shaped with finger grooves and jimping along the front finger groove enhances control and retention while promoting efficiency in handling and cutting.

Also included in the Cold Steel Crawford 1 is a unique, patent-pending leaf-spring lock, which ensures that the blade is secure when folded. This is further reinforced through a slide-lock mechanism built into the blade handle. There's also a pocket clip designed for tip-up carry, as well as a through-hole that accepts a lanyard.

When deployed, the Cold Steel Crawford 1 Flipper measures 8 3/8" long, and with the blade folded, overall length is 4 7/8". The knife weighs just 4.1 ozs. Suggested retail pricing is $49.99. For more information, visit coldsteel.com.

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