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CRKT Nirk Knife - Designed by Glenn Klecker SILVER 5180

CRKT Nirk Knife - Designed by Glenn Klecker SILVER 5180

sku#: 5180

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This new folder is by Glenn Klecker, award-winning knife and tool designer from Silverton, Oregon. He has named it after his son: Nathan's IRreducible complexity Knife, or NIRK™. There are just two well-thought out pieces, plus a blade pivot screw. The innovation is Glenn's use of a single sheet of stamped and folded stainless steel to serve as the folder frame, back spacer, spring and lock, resulting in a solid lockback folder. The geometry of the cutout areas is critical, carefully calculated to provide just the right spring action when the rear of the spine is pressed. At the front of the frame, the lock tab mates with a notch in the blade to provide safe lockup. The tighter the grip on the handle, the tighter the lockup, making this an exceptionally safe design. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accidentally release the lock, and it is very, very strong. When the blade is closed, the same lock tab ramps over a rounded detent to hold the blade in the closed position. The high-carbon stainless steel blade is a utilitarian drop point shape with a deep belly, high hollow ground for easy cutting, and with a swedged top edge to aid penetration. It is a hefty 0.131" thick. The blade can be opened with either hand using the oval thumb hole. TThe 5180 sport and work model has a high satin blade finish, brushed frame and Razor-Sharp cutting edge.

Dimensions

Open Overall Length 7.63 inches

Closed Length 4.5 inches

Weight 3.5 ounces



Blade

Length 3.125 inches

Thickness 0.131 inches

Material 2CR13

Blade-HRC 51-53

Finish Satin

Grind Hollow

Style Utilitarian Drop Point

Edge Plain

Handle

Material 3CR13

Lock

Type Lock Back

Carry

Carry System 1 Position Clip
Our Price: $19.95
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This new folder is by Glenn Klecker, award-winning knife and tool designer from Silverton, Oregon. He has named it after his son: Nathan's IRreducible complexity Knife, or NIRK™. There are just two well-thought out pieces, plus a blade pivot screw. The innovation is Glenn's use of a single sheet of stamped and folded stainless steel to serve as the folder frame, back spacer, spring and lock, resulting in a solid lockback folder. The geometry of the cutout areas is critical, carefully calculated to provide just the right spring action when the rear of the spine is pressed. At the front of the frame, the lock tab mates with a notch in the blade to provide safe lockup. The tighter the grip on the handle, the tighter the lockup, making this an exceptionally safe design. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accidentally release the lock, and it is very, very strong. When the blade is closed, the same lock tab ramps over a rounded detent to hold the blade in the closed position. The high-carbon stainless steel blade is a utilitarian drop point shape with a deep belly, high hollow ground for easy cutting, and with a swedged top edge to aid penetration. It is a hefty 0.131" thick. The blade can be opened with either hand using the oval thumb hole. TThe 5180 sport and work model has a high satin blade finish, brushed frame and Razor-Sharp cutting edge.
Dimensions
Open Overall Length 7.63 inches
Closed Length 4.5 inches
Weight 3.5 ounces

Blade
Length 3.125 inches
Thickness 0.131 inches
Material 2CR13
Blade-HRC 51-53
Finish Satin
Grind Hollow
Style Utilitarian Drop Point
Edge Plain
Handle
Material 3CR13
Lock
Type Lock Back
Carry
Carry System 1 Position Clip

Additional Information

inventory bin 5180
Price $19.95

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