How does Gerry McGinnis keep his grades up as a student at North Carolina State University and still keep coming up with new and interesting knife designs? We don't know, but we just couldn't resist putting his new Notorious™ line into production.
The Notorious™ 1167 is a full-size frame-lock folder. This sport and work model is bright, with a Razor-Sharp high satin blade, bead-blast frames and clip, and gray G10 scales.
It features our OutBurst® assisted opening system. Pressing one of the dual ramped thumb studs instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.
The handle is exceptionally strong and rigid with two stainless steel frames and a stainless steel back spacer. Gerry has designed G10 scale onlays which fit the hand nicely and are CNC machined to give additional grip.
The 3.50" blade is a modified spear point with a recurve and a very high hollow grind, swedged at the top edge. There are ample friction grooves at the thumb. By maintaining a full-width spine nearly to the point, Gerry has created a blade with both excellent cutting ability and good penetration.
The Notorious features a cool custom drilled stainless steel clip.
Pretty much the other reviews sum it up so far, it has a good weight, a sturdy feel and awesome parts on it.
the frame thick and pretty, = it's even classified as a frame-lock
the g-10 scales are perfectly shaped for the hand, nicely textured to made the knife less conspicuous. even with the scales off the knife fits the hand perfectly, so if you break one, rock on|
the lock up is superb, firm and play-free.
the ONLY thing that was wrong with this knife for me at first, and for many others, is the Outburst mechanism needs to be wore in for a while or just taken off. i like it myself, just play with it for a day, or until your thumb cant take it
awesome knife CRKT, im continuing to buy every knife you guys make