Ripcord (model 3200)
Available from Kershaw Knives
The Ripcord's unique, patented design provides the strength and stability of a fixed blade knife, yet stores as compactly as a folding knife. The key is Kershaw's "Out the Front" (OTF) design. With OTF, the blade slides out the front of the handle into a secure, fixed-blade position. A convenient belt clip sheath doubles as the OTF deployment system to engage or disengage the locking function. Simply pull out on the back of the handle and lift the knife off of the locking button. To put the knife away, insert the tip back into the sheath, while simultaneously setting the back of the handle slot onto the release button, then slide it in all the way. It takes a little practice, but soon it will become a very easy to operate, one-hand procedure when clipped to your belt or webbing. Right or left hand carry.
Steel: Sandvik 14C28N with DLC coating
Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum withG-10 overlay
Blade length: 3 7/16 in. (8.6 cm)
Closed Length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Weight: 4.2 oz.