This classic new CRKT Delegate knife line is suitable for the Founding
Fathers, with our revolutionary Fire Safe thumb stud release and
If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadephia
in 1787, you would feel right at home with new Columbia River Knife &
Tool (CRKT) line of gentleman’s folders, so we’re calling it the
Delegate line. Classic knifemaking tradition comes through in their
understated design and use of natural materials.
But like the Founding Fathers, there is a revolutionary aspect to this
line. We have incorporated our patented OutBurst assist with our
patent-pending* Fire Safe release mechanism which is built into the
When the 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 blade, 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 provides exceptional safety 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.
Delegate EDC. Our two larger Delegate models have 3.125” drop point
blades of premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel. Our rigid InterFrame build
uses stainless steel liners, one locking, with black anodized 6061
aluminum bolsters and inlaid scales. The bright model 1055 has a satin
blade and white bone scale inlays, while the dark model 1055W has a
black oxide-coated blade with cocobolo wood scales. Both models feature
a high-mounted stainless steel clip.
Delegate Gentleman. We also offer a smaller Gentleman’s Delegate model
with a three-inch blade and a weight of only 1.7 ounces. It is
noteworthy for its custom-style black G10 bolster perfectly inlaid with
a light burl scale. It also has a custom stainless steel clip.
Our founders were a thrifty bunch, so another revolutionary statement
made by the Delegate line is their remarkably affordable retail prices.
They could be a shot heard round the cutlery world.
The OutBurst assisted opening mechanism cannot be actuated until you
rotate the Fire Safe disk and nudge it up.
We’re proud of the exquisite craftsmanship exhibited in the Delegate
inlays, in this case, cocobolo wood into a aluminum bolster.
1055W: Black Blade, Aluminum Bolsters, Cocobolo Scales, Razor-Sharp
Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
Blade: Length: 3.125” (79 mm)
Thickness: 0.098” (2.5 mm)
Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)
Open: Overall length: 7.00” (178 mm)
Made in China