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Glide Lock PR


For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The award-winning Gallagher Glide Lock™ is a gentleman’s knife series

that would be at home in New Orleans in 1909, with a patented high-

tech lock from today. And it’s now available in three designs.

No, Jelly Roll Morton didn’t own a Gallagher Glide Lock™ folder at the turn of the last

century. But if he had carried one into an ornately decorated saloon, it would have looked right

at home. Barry Gallagher designed the Glide Lock folder series in the great tradition of the

personal folder from times gone by, with a nod to the classic style of the era.

The sleek look of Barry’s Glide Lock by Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®)

depends on two modern technologies.

The first is the patented* Glide Lock mechanism invented by knifemaker Charles Kain of

Indianapolis, Indiana. It relies on a sliding stainless steel mechanism hidden within one

bolster. Slide the bolster out, and it creates a tang to rotate the blade open. Slide the bolster

back and the blade is locked open. To close, slide the bolster out and rotate the blade closed

with your index finger. Slide the bolster back to lock the Glide Lock closed. It’s fast,

lightweight, compact, and secure.

The second new technology is the development of CPL composite materials. The swirls that

result from injection molding resemble those found in natural materials such as amber, jade

and mother-of-pearl. However, the CPL material is tougher, stronger, and lighter than those

natural materials, and can be used both on the Glide Lock scales and back spacer. The

variegated swirls make each knife unique.

Barry Gallagher combined all this into three slender gentleman’s folders that fit comfortably

in the hand and securely in any pocket.

The Glide Lock features a high-carbon AUS 4 stainless steel spear point 2.875” blade in a

brushed finish. The stainless steel liners and bolster receive a vibratory finish. Scales are a soft

coral swirl. The Glide Lock was named Most Innovative Imported Design of the Year at the

2008 Blade Show.

The premium Glide Lock Ltd. model features non-reflective titanium nitride coating on the

blade and liners for ultimate corrosion resistance. Scales are a dramatic gray/blue swirled


The Glide Lock 2 has a 2.88” modified drop point blade in satin finish and handle with a

swell at the pommel for increased grip. Scales are silver/blue swirled CPL.

We call these stylish and functional new designs “gentleman’s knives,” but of course,

you don’t have to be a gentleman to own one. The Glide Lock 7410 and Glide Lock 2

7420 have MSRPs of only $49.99, while the Glide Lock Ltd. is just $59.99.


*U.s. Patent No. 7,581,321


Glide Lock™


Satin Blade, Coral Scales


Length: 2.875” (73 mm)

Thickness: 0.085” (2.2 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC


Handle length: 3.60” (91 mm)


Overall length: 6.50” (165 mm)


1.6 oz. (45 g)


$49.99 US

Glide Lock™ Ltd.


Black Blade, Gray/Blue Scales


$59.99 US

Glide Lock™ 2


Satin Blade, Silver/Blue Scales


Length: 2.88” (73 mm)

Thickness: 0.09” (2.2 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC


Handle length: 3.75” (95 mm)


Overall length: 6.50” (165 mm)


1.6 oz. (45 g)


$49.99 US

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories

of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are

distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers

knowledgeable service and are available from or other reputable web site


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