Paragon Knives’ Warlock may be the one true gravity knife on the market. It has a very unique “safety” mechanism. By grasping and squeezing both over-sized pivot housings, the halves of the handle split open to expose the blade, allowing the user to manually swing the blade out and back in again.
Once the blade is deployed, releasing the pivots closes the handle halves and locks the blade out by two pins in the tang. Now it cannot close. You will have to watch the videos I have included below to really grasp how it functions. Think of it as a one-sided butterfly knife that can be flipped in and out.
The Warlock is currently a pre-order. They will come in black, dark earth, or OD green anodized aluminum handles with either black or bead-blasted S30V blades. The MSRP for the Warlocks is $350.00, but they sell for significantly less on-line.
- Blade Length: 3.50″
- Blade Style: Dual Ground Dagger Blade
- Blade Finish: Black or Bead Blast
- Blade Material: S30V-Crucible
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Handle Color: Dark Earth
- Length Closed: 5 7/16″
- Length Open: 9.63″
- Weight: 6.20 oz
- Tip-Up Reversible Pocket Clip
The Paragon Warlock design may be revolutionary, or just a flash in the pan, but it is nice to see someone using a little beyond-the-3D-rectangle thinking when it comes to folding knife machinery. Kudos, Paragon!
Photos and Video: Paragon Knives and BladeHQ