Please Note: The plastic material used in the handles of this product
are prone to hairline cracks. This is the nature of the material and not
considered a defect by the manufacturer. If this is not acceptable to
you, please select a different product.
Opening is just "press down, pull up" in one continuous motion, thanks
to the designer Russ Kommer and Fulcrum Action* inventor Charles Kain.
Just when we thought we had seen every way possible to open a folding
knife, a prototype arrived from knifemaker and inventor Charles Kain of
Indianapolis, Indiana, that demonstrated his Fulcrum™ Action (patent
pending). It didn’t take us long to purchase the rights to this
surprising new lock for use in CRKT production folders.
We felt the Fulcrum Action* was perfect for a sleek design proposed by
knifemaker Russ Kommer, and so we put Russ to work integrating it into
his folder, which we call the Fulcrum™.
The knife world enthusiastically embraced the Fulcrum. It was voted the
Imported Knife of the Year at the 2008 Blade Show in Atlanta, and was
given a Special Innovation award at the 2008 International IWA Show in
To open the Fulcrum, simply press the left side of the frame down with
your thumb. The blade swings out to the 90-degree position. Then pull
the left side of the frame back, gripping with your index finger at the
choil, and the blade continues to rotate open and lock in the open
position. After a few openings, you can do it naturally in one
continuous, fluid action, or “fulcrumation."
To close the Fulcrum, simply release the stainless steel locking liner.
One-hand closing is also fast and easy.
The build uses our high-carbon steel InterFrame with a steel pivot at
the back spacer. The stainless steel bolsters have a diamond pattern.
All models come with a removable stainless steel pocket/gear clip.
7403P: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Satin Blade, Vibratory Liners, Pink CPL
Blade: Length: 2.75" (7.0 cm)
Thickness: 0.10" (0.25 cm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 3.90" (10.0 cm)
Open: Overall length: 6.25" (16.8 cm)
Weight: 2.7 oz. (77 g)
Made in Taiwan
About the Knife Designer
Russ Kommer of Fargo, North Dakota, has been a commercial hunting guide
since 1980. He started making knives when one of his hunter clients
brought a custom knife and dressed an entire moose without sharpening it.
He began working with noted Alaskan knifemaker John Shore, who took Russ
into his shop and showed him how to grind. He began making his own line
of knives in 1997, and his custom catalog shows a range of fixed blade
knives, including Bowie and Camp Knives, Fillet Knives, Hunters,
Fighters and Boot Knives, all available with a variety of exotic handles
and with engraving. He is the designer of the CRKT Bear Claw, Big Eddy,
a growing number of hunting knives including our Pro and Signature
Hunters and the assisted opening Full Throttle. He says, “I set out to
make a quality knife that would perform and be comfortable to handle. I
have found knifemaking to be my calling, and would like to thank all the
people who have helped me along the way!"