Grant and Gavin Hawk have a knack for coming up with unique ideas. Their external toggle mechanism is one you'll have to see to believe. Years ago the concept was sold to another company, so the Hawks approached Quartermaster about buying back the patent rights for use in their design. Fast forward a bit, and the General Lee was born.
The General Lee has a black coated tanto blade, made from CPM-S35VN and an aluminum frame. The blade glides on Quartermaster's patented ORB Pivot system, an encased bearing tech similiar to what many custom makers are using today. A right handed tip up clip is attached for pocket carry. This is a limited run knife, with each piece being serialized out of 300 total pieces.
About the External Toggle: While not a true lock, the External Toggle is an innovative series of connected hinges which run the length of the handle. By hitting a tab at the end of the knife, the blade will propel itself open or closed. When open, the users grip acts as the lock, with the knife unable to close unless the handle is released. Those not a fan of the mechanism can still use the integrated flipper for easy opening.
|Handle Material||T6-6061 Anodized Aluminum|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|