Pat Crawford, who operates Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, with his son Wes, is a mellow and soft-spoken custom knifemaker. But there is nothing mellow about his custom Triumph™ Folder which Pat calls, "a fast cutting machine for professionals."
He says, "I was impressed by the strength and slashing ability of a reverse-curve Tanto blade, so that was where I started designing the Triumph. It has a different look, not as art, but as an entirely functional shape."
Like Pat's customs, our production Triumph Folder is a large and formidable tactical knife designed for grip, with double finger choils, thumb friction grooves and deeply grooved G10 scales. The 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking, are a hefty 0.1" thick.
The beefy 0.14" thick blade is a dual-grind Tanto with a recurve to aid cutting and a false top edge grind for penetrating power. Blade steel is premium AUS 8 stainless steel. Both Razor-Sharp as well as Combined Razor-Sharp and our exclusive patented Veff™ Serrated edges are available. Developed by Oregon City, Oregon, knife designer Tom Veff, these serrations are wide and angled at 60 degrees to the edge. The resulting cutting points bite instantly and dig deep upon contact, slicing smoothly and effortlessly.
The Triumph Folder features our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.
To maximize safety, we built in our exclusive patented AutoLAWKS™ safety that automatically actuates when the folder is opened and locked, creating a virtual fixed blade instantly.
The "TS" series features a camo tiger-striped non-reflective blade with black G10 scales. Diagonal CNC-machined grooves in the G10 give excellent grip in wet and muddy conditions.
The black stainless steel clip is removable.
As Pat Crawford says, "Speak softly, and carry a big Triumph."
U.S. Patent No. D559,939
U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
I just recently got this knife in Tiger camo with the plain edge and I must say, I am very impressed The blade locks into place nice and secure, and despite the blade being curved, it's really easy to use. The aggressive G10 handle took a bit of getting used to, but after carrying it around and using it for about 2 weeks, it's not a problem anymore. The really thick tanto blade does not feel like it'll ever fail on me. Overall, an amazing knife, and I'm really glad that I was still able to get this knife. It is absolutely one of the best folders I have owned to date. Thank you CRKT and Pat Crawford for such an outstanding knife.