When you’re in a combat situation in dark, CQB environments, you want something you can draw fast and use instinctively. Enter the Clever Girl Folder tactical knife with Deadbolt.
As part of the Forged By War program, Austin McGlaun of Columbus, Georgia, designed the Clever Girl. It aligns with his philosophy that a knife is more than a tool. It’s a psychological deterrent that is very different from a gun—it tells your attacker very quickly that you mean business.
With a black, powder-coated upswept blade, this is a knife that is all about function. It’s here to protect you—be it in the field, on a mission, or in high-stress environments. Just grab hold of the tough G10 handle that provides an exceptional grip and deploy it with a simple flipper opening. When it’s open, Deadbolt engages: steel bolts interlock with the steel blade and the liners to yield outrageous strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple disengagement.
In the fight for your life, you want the Clever Girl Folder to have your back.
How Deadbolt Works
Steel bolts interlock with the base of the blade when it’s deployed to yield outrageous strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple, intuitive disengagement without fingers crossing the path of the blade.
About the Forged By War program
In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress (PTS).
To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them in the battlefield.
CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
- Blade Length: 10.3 cm
- Closed Length: 13.7 cm
- Overall Length: 24.1 cm
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Thickness: 3.81 mm
- Blade Style: Upswept
- Blade Finish: Black PVD Coating
- Handle Material: Black G10
- Locking Mechanism: Deadbolt
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
- Designer: Austin McGlaun
- Made in Taiwan
- Parallel Import: Yes
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