The CRKT Delegate EDC Pocket Knife is part of a line of gentleman's folders, made with classic styling that the Founding Fathers would be totally comfortable with - hence the Delegate name. The CRKT Delegate EDC Folding Knife incorporates classic knifemaking tradition through its understated design and use of natural materials.
But like the Founding Fathers, there is a revolutionary aspect to the Columbia River Delegate. This CRKT Folding Knife incorporates the OutBurst assist with the patent-pending CRKT 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 CRKT Delegate Knife, simply press in on the Fire Safe thumb stud, and rotate it forward to begin blade opening. Once the knife 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 makes the CRKT Knife exceptionally safe, 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 knife blade.