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LAKE 111™ Z WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
But while Ron is busy making stunning custom folders in his Eugene, Oregon, workshop, he is always thinking. In this case, we believe he has perfected the Lock Back folder. Ron's breakthrough is his patented Lock Back Safety (L.B.S.™) which allows the user to slide the small L.B.S. button forward to lock the blade both in the open and closed positions. For those who are concerned about accidental opening, in-pocket or on-belt, simply slide the button forward to lock the knife closed until its next use.
- L.B.S.™ Safety
- Triple Point™ Serrations
- Denim Carry Sheath
|Blade Length||3.125" (79.38 mm)|
|Blade Steel||8Cr14MoV, 58-60 HRC|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Lock Back Safety|
|Overall Length||7.25" (184.15 mm)|
Ron's breakthrough is his patented* Lock Back Safety (L.B.S.™) which allows the user to slide the small L.B.S. button forward to lock the blade both in the open and closed positions. For those who are concerned about accidental opening, in-pocket or on-belt, simply slide the button forward to lock the knife closed until its next use.
The blade is a classic drop point with a flat grind for strength and a brushed finish. Blade steel is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel (equivalent to AUS 8). Dual Lake-style thumb studs give fast either-hand opening.
The Lock Back design allows for a very flat build. The combination of stainless steel liners and lightweight injection-molded glass-filled nylon scales results in a very rigid frame. For grip, the handle features a basket weave texture and a pronounced finger choil and pommel.
We're producing the Lake 111 Z in two sizes. The larger models 7255Z and 7256Z have 3.125" blades and measure 7.25" overall when opened. The smaller Lake 111 Z 2 models 7253Z and 7254Z feature 2.50" blades and are 6.00" long when opened. Both sizes are available with Razor-Sharp or Combined Razor- Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges. These models come with a custom stainless steel clip in a brushed finish.
A bonus denim carry sheath with belt loop is included with the 7255Z and 7256Z models.
Over the years, others have tried to devise safeties for Lock Back folders, but Ron's is the most effective and sophisticated we have seen. He really has something to crow about.
The “Father of the Modern Day Folding Knife,” Ron has received numerous awards, had knives included in collections of the Smithsonian Institution, and even coauthored a book on the subject How To Make Folding Knives. Yet the things he may be most proud of are the patented safety features he’s created, like LAWKS® and L.B.S.™ (Lockback Safety System). You’ll find them in knives he’s designed for us like the Lake 111™.