Young knifemaker Gerry McGinnis is not well known yet in the cutlery world. But he will be when the word gets out about his new production CRKT Summa knife design. These locking liner folders offer the materials and quality usually found only in custom knives costing many times as much.
As an engineering student in college, Gerry thought these CRKT designs should be named after words that are foremost on his mind right now.
The Summa is a sleek, full-size folder with a 3.75" drop point blade of 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a very high hollow grind. The Razor-Sharp model 1165 has a satin finished blade. For fast either-hand opening, just press the flipper.
Summa features an open InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, hand-shaped black and blue layered polished Micarta scales, and a rigid Zytel® back spacer. The liners and custom removable stainless steel clip receive a blue titanium nitride coating, for an effect that is cool and understated.
At CRKT, we have never produced a knife based on eye-appeal alone, but the Summa's graceful and sinuous shape, almost uninterrupted by studs or hardware, is one of the most attractive we have ever manufactured. Everything is just right: look, feel, balance and grip.