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CLEVER GIRL™ FOLDER
When you’re in a combat situation in dark, CQB environments, you want something you can draw fast and use instinctively. Enter the Clever Girl™ tactical knife with Deadbolt®.
- Innovative Deadbolt® locking mechanism is simple to use and provides incredible strength
- Flipper opening combined with IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system deploys the blade smooth and fast
- G10 handles provide secure grip in all conditions
|Blade Length||4.084" (103.73 mm)|
|Blade Edge||Plain Edge|
|Blade Finish||Black PVD Coating|
|Blade Thickness||0.150" (3.81 mm)|
|Closed Length||5.422" (137.72 mm)|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Deadbolt® Lock|
|Overall Length||9.5" (241.3 mm)|
When you’re in a combat situation in dark, CQB environments, you want something you can draw fast and use instinctively. Enter the Clever Girl™ Folder tactical knife with Deadbolt®.
As part of the Forged By War® program, Austin McGlaun of Columbus, Georgia, designed the Clever Girl™. It aligns with his philosophy that a knife is more than a tool. It’s a psychological deterrent that is very different from a gun—it tells your attacker very quickly that you mean business.
With a black, powder-coated upswept blade, this is a knife that is all about function. It’s here to protect you—be it in the field, on a mission, or in high stress environments. Just grab hold of the tough G10 handle that provides an exceptional grip and deploy it with a simple flipper opening. When it’s open, Deadbolt® engages: steel bolts interlock with the steel blade and the liners to yield outrageous strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple disengagement.
In the fight for your life, you want the Clever Girl™ Folder to have your back.
How Deadbolt® Works
Steel bolts interlock with the base of the blade when it’s deployed to yield outrageous strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple, intuitive disengagement without fingers crossing the path of the blade.
About the Forged By War® program
In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT® with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress (PTS).
To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them in the battlefield.
CRKT® cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, we launched the Forged By War® program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War®. Learn more here.
Austin McGlaun's charity of choice for this tool is OATH, an organization that aids veterans with disabilities through outdoor activities and Christian support groups.
There are those who fight with knives. There are others who design them. And then…there’s Austin. Having served in the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, and as a street cop in Columbus, GA, he knows that a knife has to work as both a weapon and a tool. As part of the Forged By War™ program he applied his skills as both a combat vet and knife maker to develop the Clever Girl™. Not to mention a new way to bring his fellow soldiers home. When asked about his design philosophy, he’ll tell you that if a knife is ugly but effective, it’s not ugly. It’s perfect.