The CRKT Endorser is the winner of the 2013 BLADE Show "Best Buy of the Year"! This model has a brown and black G-10 handle and a black blade.
The Endorser is a reliable folder with CRKT's OutBurst assisted opening system and a Fire Safe thumb stud that keeps the blade locked until needed. The 1105 Endorser sports a satin finished drop-point style blade and a brown/black G10 handle. The handle of the Endorser is comfortably machined with finger grooves and slight palm swell. The steel liners and lock tab mean this knife is tough and capable. Matthew Lerch design.
I think it’s hilarious when someone gives a knife a poor rating just because they can’t figure out how to open it properly. It’s super simple, and a nice bonus that not just any kid or dummy that shouldn’t be handling a knife can open it. I’ve had this knife since they released it 5-6 years ago. It’s still very sharp and reliable.
I carry this knife when I want something that looks nice. the action takes a little getting used to. you have to push down on a button on the thumbstud to unlock the knife then flick the knife open but once you get used to it its not a problem. My only qualm with this knife is the pocket clip i wish i could carry this knife tip up instead of tip down but the clip only has one position.
got cabela's to open the clamshell to try it. Neither I nor the salesperson could reliably open it. The extra button push was awkward at best and seemed to stick where the knife could not be opened at all. It was sharp and felt OK in the hand....