Pat Crawford Dressed Damascus Perfigo Flipper Folding Knife
Pat Crawford and his son Wes, and their company, Crawford Knives are located in West Memphis, Arkansas. Pat was one of the innovators of combat knives. He has been a member of the Knifemakers' Guild since 1973. He was one of the first makers to "skeletonize" to reduce weight and enhance grip. Crawford Knives specializes in tactical folders, fixed blade knives, and art knives. Their knife designs are both classic and unique, and always functional. Pat is mostly retired now, and Crawford Knives is now in the capable hands of Wes, an accomplished knifemaker in his own right.
This dressed, deluxe Perfigo features a stainless Damascus recurve blade and Damascus bolster. The handle scales are ancient, fossilized material. There appears to be a small imperfection in the material on the clip side near the bolster, as seen in the last photo. I have looked at it closely and don't think it is a crack, but I cannot say for sure. The blue anodized titanium liners have file-work around the entire perimeter of the knife and the backspacer has also been file-worked. Pat has even dressed up the tip-down mounted pocket clip with file-work. In addition, there are red liners between the scales and liners, presumably to further dress up the knife and enhance the appearance of the scale material. There is also extensive crosshatch file-work on the thumb rest on the blade spine, for enhanced tactile feel and control. And there are dual tiered thumbstuds. The blade flips out fast and with authority. It locks up tight without any play. The blade sits slightly favoring the clip side when closed, but it does not touch the liner. The knife is previously owned and in excellent condition. It will come in a Crawford Knives ballistic nylon pouch with Velcro closure for storage and/or carry.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Overall length: 8"
- Blade length: 3 1/2"
- Closed length: 4 1/2"