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When a watchmaker takes up knifemaking, the knife world inherits a new definition for “precise.” Slim yet hard working, understated yet powerful, the Flat Out™ everyday carry folding knife is a beautifully badass paradox.
- Outburst® spring assisted opening deploys the blade smooth and fast
- High carbon stainless steel blade takes an edge well and is ideal for everyday carry
- Frame Lock provides secure lock-up of the blade
|Blade Length||3.57" (90.68 mm)|
|Blade Thickness||0.12" (3.10 mm)|
|Overall Length||8.06" (204.80 mm)|
|Closed Length||4.42" (112.29 mm)|
|Weight||3.60 oz. (102.06g)|
|Style||Assisted Folding Knife w/Frame Lock|
Designer Matthew Lerch of Sussex, WI has practiced jewelry making, watch making, and he’s made a serious name for himself as a custom knifemaker. Now, he’s channeled his expertise into creating the Flat Out™. Its striking profile starts with the thin spearpoint blade style and is balanced by a highly ergonomic and shapely handle. Subtle details like a two-tone satin finish on the blade and bead blast finish on the handle polish the high aesthetic. In motion, though, is where the Flat Out™ truly shines—open it a mere 30 degrees, and OutBurst® takes over, deploying the blade at shockingly quick speeds. A frame lock keeps it solidly in place.
Exacting design meets hardworking performance in the Flat Out™.
How OutBurst® Assisted Opening Works
Simply manually open the blade up to 30 degrees and the patented OutBurst® assisted opening mechanism springs the knife fully open so that you’re good to go. The powerful spring also holds the blade securely closed when not in use.
What happens when you cross art and mechanics? You get something that looks like Matthew Lerch. Trained initially as a jeweler/watchmaker, he progressed into manufacturing and tool making. Now he has a few patents under his belt for innovations, like the Fire Safe®, and has been honored with some prestigious awards including the Buster Warenski award. Matt views knives as functional art, as evidenced in his Moxie™ and Blade Show award-winning Endorser™ design.