COAST's new line of Rapid Response knives features Ron Lake's U.S. patent for a "Low Friction Folding Knife" - U.S. #7,827,697 B2. These blade-assist knives are smoother and safer than other assisted opening designs due to the unique features exclusive to this patent. Lake has been a custom knife maker since 1972. He was elected to the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1998. He is one of only a very few knife makers to have a knife on display in the Smithsonian Institute. Lake is regarded as one of the best in the world at developing new designs, engineering solutions and manufacturing techniques to created knives. Ron was labeled by sportswriter B.R. Hughes several years ago as the "Father of the Modern Day Folding Knife".
·Black oxide coated 5Cr15Mov stainless steel blade
·S.A.T. (Smooth Assist Technology) blade assist system
·Fiberglass filled textured nylon handle
·3-1/16" Drop point blade
·Blade width: 7/8"
·Blade thickness: 1/16"
·Made in China