the safety slide back with your thumb.
the locking leg with index finger.
the blade through & out of the handle.
the tang and pull back to lock blade.
total security push the safety slide forward.
I.D. knives can be opened and closed
with one hand
These well designed knives can be opened and closed
using one hand even if your hands are cold or you are
wearing gloves! They can open and close in either direction
so that you can use either hand to operate them. If
you are fishing, climbing, or whatever the situation,
you can always have one hand free.
While holding the knife in one hand with your thumb
on top and straight inline with the handle and the underside
of the handle gripped with the ends of your fingers,
first slide the safety-catch back, then lift the locking
leg upward with your index finger, and push the blade
through and out of the handle to an angle of about 90
degrees. In this position, the tang can be hooked with
the same index finger and pulled back until the blade
is locked open. Then slide safety-catch forward. In
practice, this is quite easy and can be accomplished
very quickly. No adjustments are required for left-hand
To close the knife the safety-catch is slid back then
the locking leg is lifted with the index finger and
then the blade can be swung out of alignment so that
the lock is disengaged, then the tang is pushed with
the same index finger to bring the blade into the closed
position where the locking leg locks the knife closed
and the safety-catch is pushed forward. There are several
other methods to open the blade which we hope you will
enjoy discovering for yourself, but please be warned
to become familiar with the unusual way the knife operates
before you try any fancy tricks as we will not be held
responsible for any mishaps.