Ron Lake been called "the father of the modern folding knife" and literally co-authored the book on them in 1988, How To Make Folding Knives. But while Ron is busy making stunning custom folders in his Eugene, Oregon, workshop, he is always thinking. In this case, we believe he has perfected the Lock Back folder.
The Lake 111™ Z model is a full-size knife with a 3.125" blade and measures 7.25" overall when opened. It is available in Razor-Sharp and Triple Point Serration edge. This model comes with a custom denim sheath with a belt loop and snap closure.
Ron's breakthrough is his patented Lock Back Safety (L.B.S.™) which allows the user to slide the small L.B.S. button forward to lock the blade both in the open and closed positions. When locked open, it is less likely to release the blade even during vigorous cutting tasks. For those who are concerned about accidental opening, in-pocket or on-belt, simply slide the button forward to lock the knife closed until its next use.
The blade is a classic drop point with a flat grind for strength and a brushed finish. Blade steel is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel (equivalent to AUS 8). Dual Lake-style thumb studs give fast either-hand opening, and the Lock Back release allows easy one-hand closing.
Blade Length: 3.125" (79.38 mm)
Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Thickness: 0.11" (2.79 mm)
Closed Length: 4.125" (104.78 mm)
Weight: 3.1 oz. (87.88g)
Handle: Glass Reinforced Nylon
Style: Folding Knife w/Lock Back Safety
Overall Length: 7.25" (184.15 mm)