If you were a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, you would feel right at home with our new line of gentleman's folders, so we're calling it the Delegate™ line. Classic knife making 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 OutBurst® assist with our patent-pending* Fire Safe™ release mechanism which is built into the thumb stud.
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 1055. This larger Delegate model has a 3.125" drop point blade 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. It features a high-mounted stainless steel clip.
Bought this knife because of the cool firesafe feature and now wondering if I got a defective knife or not. It seems the firesafe thumb piece it too short so the only way you can get it open is to push very hard which then when it starts to open makes your finger slide right to the blade in which I almost cut my finger trying to open it. I have watched the video many times and inspected my knife and it doesn't appear the plunger has as much space to push it down as it does in the video. I love the idea of the knife but feel this knife is defective especially after reading the other reviews. ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your feedback Richard. We'll have customer service reach out to you now to resolve.
2012-08-04 Midland, TX
I bought one at a local knife shop when I was home from college, and sadly it was broken. I thought I just couldn't grasp the concept of how to open it, but after having a buddy with the same knife try it out he quickly pointed out that the liner lock didn't sit flush to the side when it was closed. I blame the knife shop for the faulty product, because I've replaced it since then and I couldn't be happier. I've had a wide array of pocket knives and the Delegate is by far my favorite. It fits comfortably in a pocket, opens smoothly, the blade came sharp out of the box, and it's very "cool" looking without being too flashy. I'd definitely recommend the Delegate and CRKT to anyone looking for a solid pocket knife.
2012-08-04 Sea Isle City, NJ
Good pocket knife.
2012-05-09 Portage, MI
Great knife - CRKT makes the best knives I have owned and I've been collecting knives for over 15 years. The only issue is that sometimes something may get stuck in the mechanism (lint, etc.) that keeps it from locking open. I just be sure to keep it clean and it works great every time.
2012-04-03 West Columbia, SC
Very good knife my only complaint is that the thumb trigger screw needs to be a little longer.
2011-09-17 Hurst, TX
My dad taught me how to use and carry a knife since I was probably 9 or 10 yrs old. I always had a Case XX in my pocket. I have most all of his and my knives today and will pass them on accordingly. This is my first CRKT and I could not be more pleased with it. It is also my first "assisted" opening knife. I took little time to get the hang of opening. The blade is incredibly sharp and seems to be very strong. More than likely will not be the last CRKT I buy.