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Clearance - 1250/1255 TrackLock Manual Folding Knife - 2016 Version

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  • Folding knife with incredibly strong locking system
  • Tanto style blade
  • One-handed folding capability
  • High quality steel ensures wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and high compressive strength


Product Details

In partnership with the U.S. Special Forces, FirstEdge™ created a tier of folding knives that set a new standard for foldable blades with their TrackLock Locking Mechanism and Elmax® Steel build. Proof of this newfound pinnacle of innovative craftsmanship lies in the fact that FirstEdge™ Folding Knives are used currently in the training and deployment of the U.S. Special Forces.

FirstEdge™ Tracklock™ Folding Knife Locking Mechanism:

FirstEdge™ Folding Knives flaunt a locking system tailor-made for military application as well as surviving the harsh conditions of extreme environments. The TrackLock’s™ large steel locking pin passes through the blade and hardened steel liners creating a “double-shear” mechanism, which is one of the strongest possible locks. The foldable blade can be opened and closed with considerable ease by only using one hand.

ELMAX® Steel:

Produced by Bohler-Uddenholm of Sweden, ELMAX® is “High Chromium-Vanadium-Molybdenum” alloyed steel, made of 18% Chromium, 3% Vanadium, 1.7% Carbon, 1% Molybdenum, 0.8%Silicon, and 0.3% Manganese. This particular fusion of elements creates a steel that guarantees high wear resistance, superior corrosion resistance, and high compressive strength. The ELMAX® advance powder metallurgy technology allows for these rare performance capabilities. The steel is hardened to 60-61 HRC, resulting in excellent edge retention and high impact resistance. It is easily sharpened and holds an edge comparable to carbon steel alloy.

ELMAX®, when compared to other stainless steels, excelled in performance distinguishing itself from the competition. Other steels might do well in one aspect, but fall short in other fields--performing poorly in the broad spectrum because of trade-offs. For example, a steel might be tough but difficult to sharpen; sharp but prone to corrosion and rust; rust-resistant but a softer blade. ELMAX® makes no sacrifices in its phenomenal build. Clearly, Elmax® steel is simply the best there is, and it’s been proven. It is ready to handle the most extreme of conditions from underwater scenarios to high temperature environments.

Features:

  • TrackLock™ Locking Mechanism (patent pending)
  • ELMAX® stainless steel blade (.132” Thick / 60-61 HRC)
  • 44DA stainless steel liners / 58-59 HRC
  • 3” blade length
  • 5.125” closed length / 8.125” open overall length
  • 7.3 oz. packaged weight / 5.9 knife only weight
  • Flat ground tanto style blade
  • Coarse textured black G-10 handles
  • Stainless steel fasteners
  • Black oxide finish on blade, liners, pocket clip & fasteners