Posted May 7, 2009 by Howard
Columbia River Gallagher Rave™ Assisted Opening Pocketknife with Micarta Scales
Way out knife! the Outburst system is pretty neat- you push down on the thumb stud as you start opening it and it flies out. The Micarta handle is a layered material and the grooves are carved into it much like valleys on a landscape of horizontally layered rocks and it shows the layers in a very artistic way. The effect is remarkable. We have them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the information from Columbia River Knife and Tools:
This versatile outdoor personal carry is built like a custom knife with the bonus of the patented OutBurst™ assisted opening and Fire Safe™ actuation.
As you know, Barry Gallagher is well known for his award-winning high-end custom art knives. So we had a special challenge in producing Barry’s Rave™ designs at a quality level that would satisfy him, while keeping the price low enough to satisfy you.
These knives feature our patented OutBurst™ assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. Then the blade springs open instantly for use. Yes, this is a design for right-hand opening, but it is the best integration of folder safety and fast access that we have ever seen in sport and work folders.
Rave™. Barry says he designed this new folder to be an all-around outdoor utility knife, light (2.4 oz.) and small enough to carry every day. The 2.88″ clip point blade of premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a high flat grind will do it all, from opening mail to cleaning fish to field dressing game.
The Rave has our rigid InterFrame stainless steel build, with innovative wave-patterned scales that are hand-shaped from layered black/gray linen Micarta®. They are not there for visual effect, but to aid grip. No matter how you turn the Rave, there are always deep grooves for your fingers and thumb.
We also added a custom removable polished stainless steel pocket/gear clip.
The effect from both knives is indistinguishable from the best custom builds. You can tell your friends these are Barry Gallagher designs, but you don’t have to mention their very affordable prices.
* 7450: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
* Blade: Length: 2.88″ (73 mm)
* Thickness: 0.10″ (2.5 mm)
* Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
* Closed: Handle length: 3.50″ (89 mm)
* Open: Overall length: 6.50″ (165 mm)
* Weight: 2.4 oz. (68 g)
About the Knife Designer
Barry Gallagher is a custom knifemaker whose workshop is in Lewistown, Montana. He began making knives part-time in 1993 for local sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts who appreciated high performance tools and handmade craftsmanship. In 1994 he began hand-forging carbon steel blades and making basic Damascus steel, and in 1995 he became a full time knifemaker. He says, “My tastes, talent and technique have continuously evolved since the first knife I made. My passion for my work is stronger and more alive than it has ever been. Nothing is compromised in the making of any of my knives—nothing.” His knives have been featured in many knife annuals and magazines, including Blade and Knives Illustrated. His knives have received awards including Best Art Knife and Best of Show, Oregon Knife Collectors Association; Best Damascus and Best Folding Knife, PKA Show; and Best Collaboration, Blade Show.