Wes Crawford, the custom knife maker, has been a friend of Cold Steel® for years, so Cold Steel® was happy to collaborate with him on the creation of an inexpensive version of one of his pricey custom flippers. The result is the Crawford Model 1.
Strongly resembling Wes's custom knife, the blade features a wide saber grind and a strong, sharp point with plenty of belly for cutting and slashing. It's made from Japanese 4034 stainless steel and is hollow-ground to a thin, razor edge that will cut at the slightest touch. And, because Wes's flipper is integrated into the tang, it can be opened lightning fast!
The handle of the Crawford Model 1 mimics Wes's original's profile and silhouette but is made from a strong (yet economical), glass-reinforced nylon that includes traction rubber inlays, and a low-profile pocket clip.
To keep your fingers safe from potential harm, the Crawford 1 is equipped with Cold Steel®'s leaf spring lock and a (patent pending) secondary safety mechanism that, when engaged, is extremely resistant to shock and impact.
4034 Stainless Steel (4034SS)
A Japanese-made medium-grade stainless steel that admirably resists corrosion due to its higher chromium content. It is also relatively easy to sharpen and features a moderate degree of wear resistance. Often used for kitchen cutlery or for smaller knives that are of a generally good quality but economically priced.
- Blade material: Japanese 4034 stainless steel
- Overall length: approx. 21.3 cm
- Blade length: approx. 8.9 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 3.3 mm
- Handle: approx. 12.4 cm long, Zy-Ex™
- Incl. pocket/belt clip
- Weight: approx. 116 g
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 20MWC