The new Cold Steel Crawford 1 flipper is an affordable pocket knife that could see plenty of use as an EDC blade. It was designed in collaboration with custom knife maker Wes Crawford and it draws strongly from Wes Crawford’s custom knife DNA.

Cold Steel Crawford 1 Uses 4034 Steel

The Cold Steel Crawford 1 features a hybrid straight/clip-point blade profile with a high saber grind. It has a subtle false edge, sharp point, and pronounced belly to promote slicing and slashing. The blade is constructed of Japanese 4034 stainless steel for corrosion resistance. It’s 3.5-inches long and 3.3mm thick. The hollow-ground edge offers razor-thin sharpness from the factory and is easy to maintain. A flipper integrated into the tang provides fast and smooth one-hand blade deployment.

High-Traction Inlays Provide Secure Grip

Making the Crawford 1 equally conducive to dependable, hard work is the knife’s handle construction. Made of Zy-Ex, this glass-reinforced nylon handle material features high-traction rubber inlays with texture for maximum grip with wet or slippery hands. Further promoting a solid grip is the handle’s ergonomic profile and prominent finger grooving with jimping along the front finger groove. Combined, the Crawford 1 ensures a positive grip and maximum retention for safe and efficient handling and cutting control.

Knife Features Leaf Spring Lock

Another nod to safety is a patent-pending leaf spring lock. This primary lock is backed by a secondary, sliding locking mechanism incorporated into the handle. Included is a stainless pocket/belt clip for tip-up carry and a through-hole in the handle to accept a lanyard. The folded carry length of the Crawford 1 is 4-7/8 inches with an overall length of 8-3/8 inches.

The Crawford 1 uses a flipper for fast deployment and has a grippy handle and two locking mechanisms.

The Crawford 1 uses a flipper for fast deployment and has a grippy handle and two locking mechanisms.

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Model: Cold Steel Crawford 1

Weight: 4.1 ounces

Blade Thickness: 3.3mm

Blade Length: 3-1/2 inches

Blade Steel: 4034SS

Handle Length/Material: 4-7/8 inches

Handle Material: Zy-Ex

Locking Mechanism: Leaf spring lock

Overall Length: 8-3/8 inches

Additional Features: Stainless pocket / belt clip

MSRP: $49.99