Scott Sawby Utility Folder
Closed – 4 1/2″
Blade – 3 1/8″
OAL – 7 5/8″
Patented Sawby self-lock Mechanism :
“The self-lock at first appears similar to a liner lock but it is completely different. It gets its name from the fact that the blade locks itself in position; it is the only moving part besides a spring and ball bearing détente. The release is visible in the photographs under the front bolster. When the checkered surface of the release is depressed the base of the blade shifts upward and unlocks. In the locked position pressure on the cutting edge will not unlock it, but in fact locks it more securely with a binding action. The lock mechanism is contained within the base of the blade and recessed into the front bolsters. It is packed with grease and sealed against the entry of dirt.I am often asked which lock I prefer. I have no preference; they are both easy to operate and convenient to use one handed. The self-lock has the advantage of being completely ambidextrous”.