This weekend our special is the Moxie from Columbia River Knife & Tool and designer Matthew Lerch. The Moxie is very aptly named, as it manages to pack a lot of functionality into a fantastic basic folder, and at a pretty unbeatable value.
This knife features CRKT’s Outburst assisted opening technology, and deployment is lightning fast. It’s also super safe, thanks to the Fire Safe release button here on the thumb stud. If you try to open it like you would with a regular thumb stud, the blade isn’t going anywhere. You have to push down and out to depress the Fire Safe release and deploy the blade.
Blade itself is a narrow modified spear point with a hollow grind, coming in at about three and a third inches long. This thing is absolutely razor sharp right out of the package. Blade is held in place by a sturdy steel liner lock.
The steel InterFrame construction offers a solid base upon which the molded Zytel handle scales are attached. There’s a harder material to provide the bulk of the handle, and then a softer textured layer to enhance grip. The overall shape is tremendously ergonomic and comfortable, making for a very sure hold.
This model has a really big, tight pocketclip that enables a very confident tip-down carry. Also present is a lanyard slot, allowing you some degree of customization.