The first is the patent-pending Glide Lock mechanism invented by knifemaker Charles Kain of Indianapolis, Indiana. It relies on a sliding stainless steel mechanism hidden within one bolster. Slide the bolster out, and it creates a tang to rotate the blade open. Slide the bolster back and the blade is locked open. To close, slide the bolster out and rotate the blade closed with your index finger. Slide the bolster back to lock the Glide Lock closed. It's fast, lightweight, compact, and secure.
The second new technology is the development of CPL composite materials. The swirls that result from injection molding resemble those found in natural materials such as amber, jade and mother-of-pearl. However, the CPL material is tougher, stronger, and lighter than those natural materials, and can be used both on the Glide Lock scales and back spacer. The variegated swirls make each knife unique.
Barry Gallagher combined all this into three slender gentleman's folders that fit comfortably in the hand and securely in any pocket.
The Glide Lock 2 features a 2.88" modified drop point blade in satin finish and handle with a swell at the pommel for increased grip. Scales are silver/blue swirled CPL.
7420: Satin Blade, Silver/Blue Scales
Blade Length: 2.88" (73 mm)
Thickness: 0.09" (2.2 mm)
Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC
Handle length: 3.75" (95 mm)
Overall length: 6.50" (165 mm)
Weight: 1.6 oz. (45 g)
|Knife Edge:||Plain Edge|
|Blade Length:||2.875 inch|
|Best Use:||Everyday Carry|
|Blade Style:||Drop Point|