This new sport and work folder series embodies everything that we look for in a CRKT product: rugged construction, premium blade steel, good grip and balance, striking design and superfast assisted opening. All these qualities come together in a knife group that is also very competitively priced. We think it's a line that's really going to take off, so we're calling it the Lift Off™.
The Lift Off models are full-size work and sport knives with 4.88" handles and 3.50" blades. They're solid, heavy-duty knives at 5.2 ounces.
This is a knife for those who want a bit of style and shine in their personal carry. At its core is our InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking, with textured black glass filled nylon scales. The left scale features a stainless steel insert with a bright brushed finish and deep arrow pattern. In addition, both liners feature fine friction grooves at the finger contact zone.
The blade is a satin-finished modified drop point design with a notched and swedged top edge and a high hollow grind. Blade steel is our favorite premium stainless steel alloy, AUS 8. The Lift Off is available in both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edged models.
To give instant one-hand opening, we have incorporated our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. Just press and nudge for instant lift off. It is both very fast, and very safe, because simply pressing the Fire Safe button does not open the knife. You must both press down and nudge the blade outward deliberately before the Lift Off will open. Caution: When closing the knife, always press firmly to fully close the blade, and be sure the Fire Safe pin locks into place securely with an audible "click".
Lift Off models include a removable polished stainless steel clip.
I bought this knife over 2 years ago, and compared to other knives Ive had this one is still in one piece. I am very happy with the over quality of the blade and handle. One thing that i am upset with, is the 2 little screws that hold the front design plate fell out and it moves back and forth.
2014-04-05 Irrigon, OR
It is a great knife. Beautiful FAST opening. Strong spring. I love the safety, it works very well it has not opened up in my pocket since I started using it. I took off one star because the clip is only for right handed users. I would also like to see the the chevron pattern on the left scale. It is what caught my eye in the first place. I have a couple of guns that are the same way.