Columbia River Knife and Tool

Gary holding the lck knife out.

Rewriting
the playbook

Experience Assisted Opening first-hand.

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It's held securely closed in your pocket, but manually initiate the deployment, and part way through the rotation the blade swings open at impressive speed for simple, powerful, one-handed opening.

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Ken Onion

Ken Onion

Kaneohe, HI

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.

LCK + Rainier

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.

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LCK+

LCK+

Designed by Matthew Lerch in Sussex, Wisconsin

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.

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