The CRKT Fulcrum was voted best imported knife at the 2008 Blade show. To open the Fulcrum, simply press down the left side of the frame. The blade swings out to the 90-degree position. Then pull the left side of the frame back, gripping with your index finger at the choil, and the blade continues to rotate open and lock in the open position. After a few openings, you can do it naturally in one continuous, fluid action. The build uses CRKT's high-carbon steel InterFrame with a steel pivot at the back spacer.