Clean While Closed
Imagical Design knives are open-plan and simple in construction
and have no small moving parts that could seize or jam
as a result of sand or grit getting into the mechanism,
consequently these are very reliable, extremely easy
to keep clean and will not let you down in the field.
Regular folding knives can only be cleaned when in the
open position (and everyone knows how difficult it is
to get sand out of the mechanism inside a handle) I.D.
knives can be cleaned inside and out while
the knife is still closed, a feature that greatly improves
The unique patented locking system provides an absolutely
solid lock when the blade is in the closed and open
positions. Due to its design the locking leg can be
easily operated by one finger while being held in one
hand. This is because stress during use is horizontal
on the locking leg i.e. across its width; but to disengage,
the locking leg is bent vertically along its length.
The lock is so efficient it makes the knife feel like
a fixed bladed knife !
The handles are made from almost indestructible Carbon
Fibre Composite or Zytel. They are light strong and
warm to hold, sculptured to fit the hand and are very
comfortable to hold in all positions, the outsides being
textured for a secure grip. There are no sharp edges
that will wear or catch in the pocket and unlike traditional
folders that have a slot in the underside of the handle
which could cause discomfort to the fingers during extended
use, I.D. knives have no such slot resulting in a much
more comfortable grip. A hole in the handle allows a
lanyard to be fitted for extra security.
High Carbon Steel
We have chosen high carbon Sheffield steel because of
it's superior 'edge holding' capabilities. Having a
Rockwell hardness of RC58 it is far easier to sharpen
than stainless steel. Furthermore it is a flexible steel
that will not snap or chip easily and this is why it
is used for quality swords. This made it the ideal choice
for our blades and their use in the half open position.
We offer gun-blued blades because high carbon steel
is not stainless and will discolour with use.
Having the safety lock forward while the blade is closed
prevents the locking bar disengaging accidentally and
also makes the knife childproof. Putting the safety
slide forward when the blade is open will prevent accidental
unlocking while in use and transfer pressure from the
thumb onto the pivot block making the knive incredibly