Ken is the real deal. The youngest ever inductee into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008, he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful knife designers of all time.
In 1996 he created the first commercially successful assisted opening mechanism, which many knives continue to use today. Designer of the successful Eros™ folder series, as well as the award winning Hi-Jinx™, and new Homefront™ knife, Ken never seems to be at a loss for ideas.
The Story Behind Assisted Opening
Ken Onion has a knack for rewriting the playbook. And that’s just what he did when he introduced the world to a whole new category with Assisted Opening.
Simply put, Assisted Opening is revolutionary—it not only keeps the knife safely closed, but when deployment is manually initiated, part way through the rotation the blade swings open at impressive speed for simple, powerful, one-handed opening. And now, after revolutionizing the way spring-assisted knives work, it’s become the most popular and widely respected mechanism of its kind.
Blink and you’ll miss it. The LCK + lightning fast and ready for anything. Compact and powerful, the LCK + everyday carry folding knife is built around the Assisted Opening innovation for extremely fast deployment speeds. Pack some heat.