Designed by Wes Crawford, and based on his custom folder, the Cold Steel Crawford Model 1 is a sturdy flipper. It’s a well-built knife with a fairly thin profile that makes it surprisingly pocket friendly. Best of all, you can pick one up for just under $40. Let’s take a look at it.
The Crawford Model 1 features a 3.5” 4034 stainless-steel saber clip point blade with 0.13” blade thickness and a hollow grind that’s razor sharp straight out of the box. The saber clip point has plenty of material reinforcing the tip which reduces the odds of a broken tip when used properly. The action on this knife is smooth and easy. It also has a substantial thumb ramp for increased security in a variety of grips.
The black glass-reinforced nylon handles have textured green rubberized inlays for a great grip. It locks in place with what Cold Steel’s Spring Lock, which functions much like a liner lock. It also has a secondary slide safety slide for that extra touch of security while using the knife.
The handles are about one inch wide and about a half inch thick. While it doesn’t quite disappear in the pocket, it’s an absolutely a pocket friendly daily carry for such a sturdy knife. It has a tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole. It’s 4.875” closed and weighs about 4.1 ounces.
- 4034 Stainless Steel, Satin Finish
- 3.5” Saber Clip Point
- 0.13” Blade Thickness
- Hollow Grind
- Leaf Spring Lock with Secondary Safety Switch
- FRN Handles with Rubberized Inserts
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 4.875” Closed
- 8.375” Overall
If you’re in the market for a budget friendly knife with a great action and a sturdy lockup, you can’t go wrong with the Cold Steel Crawford Model 1. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.