CRKT Lake's PAL Automatic Conversion (2.9" Satin) 7233

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  • Brand:CRKT
  • Overall Length:6.825"
  • Blade Length:2.90"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.55"
  • Handle Material:Jigged Bone
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.78 oz.
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Nail Nick
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Model:Lake's Pal
  • Model Number:7233
  • Designer:Ron Lake
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Color:Brown, Gray
  • Product Type:Knife


Automatic conversion of the popular and long discontinued Lake PAL from CRKT. With a simple push of the button, the blade is deployed and ready for use.

Button locks arenít new. They have been a puzzle that kept knifemakers awake at night. Typically, they have required a complex mix of liner-type springs, top spring bars and a separate pin stop. Then Ron Lake solved the riddle. His patent pending Piston Activated Lock (P.A.L.ô) has just one hardened piston which acts as a stop pin and locking and release mechanism. Study it. At first itís an enigma, then you realize itís the most user-friendly folder imaginable.

The P.A.L.ís open build frame of 420J2 stainless steel has a satin finish, with threaded stainless steel spacers and jigged bone inlays, a first for CRKT. It offers supreme strength and rigidity, with the warmth of traditional materials.

The blade is AUS 8 stainless steel, in a modified clip point shape with a satin finish. It is available with a Razor-Sharp or Combination Razor-Sharp and Triple-Pointô Serrated edges.


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Quiet and Very Smooth
Stuart W.
This knife is tight when open. The spring is string enough to do the job and just a little bit more. If you want a knife with very fast opening and a noisy lock-up (such as a Pro-Tech Godson) this is not the knife you are looking for. Relative to such a knife, this knife's opening is understated. It's smooth action gives reliable lock-up with hardly a sound.
CRKT Lake's PAL Automatic Conversion 7233
Leif N.
This is my favorite knife. I carry it in my pocket everyday. Action is smooth and works perfectly. It is a beautiful knife.
Best 90 buck I ever spent.

Blade HQ Shipped fast, and was well packaged as always.