Custom knives are often set apart by the exotic materials they employ. So it should be no surprise that Ron Lake, custom knifemaker extraordinaire, was persistent in his desire that we should do the same thing with our production Sentinel™. Thanks to Ron, these models resemble customs, using premium materials throughout.
A favorite of custom knife makers, we are using a black resin impregnated fiber onlay on the Sentinel 7122M. Accent panels are anodized dark green.
For the modified drop point blade with its high hollow grind we are using 8Cr14MoV high-chromium stainless steel, which specs out slightly better than our favorite AUS 8 premium blade steel. The brushed finish is easy to clean and has that traditional custom look. A Lake-designed thumb disk allows easy one-hand opening.
The Sentinel's InterFrame build uses dual stainless steel liners, one locking, finished in black oxide. Handle scales are CNC-machined 6061 aluminum, charcoal gray anodized.
To aid grip, the handle shape features four naturally spaced finger choils. In addition, at mid-handle on both sides are three oval reliefs. These are functional details backed by anodized aluminum accent panels.
This knife features locking liner safety which sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To engage the safety, push the lever forward. To close the knife, pull the lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.
To keep the lines of the Sentinel uncluttered on both sides, we've made a custom leather sheath with a pocket/gear clip.
Our marketing man says we have have priced the Sentinel way too low. We just want to give you great value. No, it's not a custom. It just looks like one. You don't have to tell what you paid for it.