This is a very unique scissor opening folder, which when the blade is fully open and locked in place is almost a fixed blade knife. The handle is nicely contoured for a comfortable grip.Opening is accomplished by lighting pressing down and outward at the rear indentation in the backspacer, which releases the locking pin and allows one side of the handle and the blade to rotate down then forward until the blade locks in the forward position. The one side of the handle continues to rotate back until it locks in place. Closing requires the same slight thumb pressure at the indentation to release the locking pin, then the one side of the handle is rotated back and around, catching the blade and aligning both with the other side of the handle in a locked closed position. Sounds complicated but actually works quite smoothly after a few minutes practice. Really neat. Blade shows some scratches. This particular knife is probably 25 years old.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Passed away March 17th, 2014 leaving his son James Wood, & Daughter Sicily Irie and Husband Mike Irie