Wes Crawford, the custom knife maker, has been a friend of Cold Steel for years, so they were happy to collaborate with him on the creation of an inexpensive version of one of his pricey custom flippers. The result was Cold Steel's new Crawford Model 1. Strongly resembling Wess custom knife, the blade features a wide saber grind and a strong, sharp point with plenty of belly for cutting and slashing. Its made from Japanese 4034 Stainless and is hollow ground to a thin, razor edge that will cut at the slightest touch. And, because Wess flipper is integrated into the tang, it can be opened lightning fast! The handle of the Crawford Model 1 mimics Wess originals 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, we have equipped the Crawford 1 with our leaf spring lock, and a (patent pending) secondary safety mechanism that, when engaged is extremely resistant to shock and impact.