CRKT 5102N Snap-Lock Swing Open Knife (2.554 Inch Blade)

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CRKT 5102N Snap-Lock Swing Open Knife (2.554 Inch Blade)


One of the most decorated knives of all time is back. 

The Snap Lock™ held the knife world in rapture when it won the Most Innovative Knife Award at the 2004 Blade Show. We’re breathing new life into this unique everyday carry folder and bringing back the 180° swing opening. If you think that it might be all show and no substance, spend a mere minute with it and you’ll do a 180° swing yourself.

From his shop in Abingdon, Virginia, Ed Van Hoy dreamed up this historical design. It’s not only one of the most unique knives on the market, but it’s one of the most useful—it features a money clip, and is remarkably low profile so it’s never a burden. Plus, a quick-release lanyard adds a neck-carry option so it’s always at-hand.

The stainless steel blade has a subtle drop point shape, and when closed, the matching wishbone frame is a 100% effective blade edge guard. The unique open mechanism becomes instantly intuitive once you push down on the front lever then rotate the blade outwards for a full 180°. Once open, the minimal but very usable handle is extremely safe: the Snap Lock mechanism secures the knife so the harder you grip it, the more it locks the blade in place thanks to multiple positive locking surfaces be-tween the frame and locking lugs.

This knife made history, get your hands on a piece of Ed’s legacy with the Snap Lock™ reissue.

  • Innovative Snap Lock™ Mechanism
  • Bead Blast Finish
  • Quick Release Paracord Lanyard


Blade Length 2.554" (64.87 mm)
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Steel 420J2, HRC 50-52
Blade Finish Bead Blast
Blade Thickness 0.124" (3.15 mm)
Closed Length 4.207" (106.86 mm)
Weight 2.5 oz
Handle 420J2
Style Folding Knife w/Snap Lock
Overall Length 6.25" (158.75 mm)
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