Kizer Engineer Yue Dong, known as Doctor_EDC online, is prepping a new and improved “Version 2” of his Cormorant folder. The Cormorant V2 is a knife nerd-friendly EDC design with plenty of unusual touches, the most notable being its patented locking mechanism.
Doctor EDC is a member of the Kizer team, working as an engineer; and this mechanical bent is on display on the Cormorant V2’s locking mechanism. Like its predecessor, the V2 is equipped with a patented lock of Doctor EDC’s own creation; in terms of comparisons, it functions very much like a button lock. Once the Cormorant V2 is opened – either via its thumb cutout or one of two flipper tabs – pressing the button disengages the lock, allowing the blade to fall freely shut. But big differences lurk under the hood, starting with the button’s placement on the handle. “As we know, when you hold a button lock knife, sometimes you will accidentally press the release button and unlock the knife,” Doctor EDC tells us. “By putting the lock plunge inside of the blade, my new locking mechanism can reduce the possibility of unintended lock release.”
Dong is a nice guy. He is my primary contact at Kizer and we have chatted several times.View Linked Article