In the spirit of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadephia, the CRKT Delegate Gentleman Folding Knife keeps the classic knifemaking tradition alive through an understated design and use of natural materials. But like the Founding Fathers, there is a revolutionary aspect to this CRKT Knife. The CRKT Delegate Gentleman's Knife incorporates the OutBurst assist with the patent-pending CRKT Fire Safe release mechanism which is built into the thumb stud.
When the knife 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 Gentleman Delegate Knife, 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 makes the CRKT Delegate Gentleman's Folder Knife an exceptionally safe blade, 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.