The CRKT 111Z2 Lockback Folder Knife incorporates knifemaker Ron Lake's breakthrough Lock Back Safety (L.B.S.) system, which allows the user to slide the small L.B.S. button forward to lock the blade both in the open and closed positions. When the CRKT 111Z2 Knife is locked open, it is virtually impossible to accidentally release the blade even during vigorous cutting tasks. For those who are concerned about accidental opening, in-pocket or on-belt, simply slide the button forward to lock the knife closed until its next use.
The blade on the Columbia River Ron Lake 111Z2 Knife is a classic drop point with a flat grind for strength and a brushed finish. Blade steel is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel (equivalent to AUS 8). Dual Lake-style thumb studs give fast either-hand opening, and the lockback release allows easy one-hand closing. The lockback design allows for a very flat build. The combination of stainless steel liners and lightweight injection-molded glass-filled nylon scales results in a very rigid frame. For grip, the handle features a basketweave texture and a pronounced finger choil and pommel.
CRKT offers the Lake 111 Z in two sizes. The smaller Lake 111 Z 2 models 7253Z and 7254Z feature 2.50" blades and are 6.00" long when opened. The CRKT 111 Z 2 Knife come with a custom stainless steel clip in a brushed finish. Over the years, others have tried to devise safeties for lockback folders, but Ron's is the most effective and sophisticated we have seen. He really has something to crow about.
CRKT 7253Z: CRKT Lake 111 Z 2 Knife - 2.50in. Blade, Razor-Sharp Edge, L.B.S.
CRKT 7254Z: CRKT Lake 111 Z 2 Knife - 2.50in. Blade, Combination Edge, L.B.S.