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Ron Lake Custom Knife Mother of Pearl Shell Tail Lock w/ 14K Gold Bale



Custom Knife by: Ron Lake
Photo by: Michael Donato



Ron Lake Custom Knife Mother of Pearl Shell Tail Lock w/ 14K Gold Bale. The first time you open a Lake knife and hear it engage with precision, you understand that you are holding a masterpiece. The fit and finish of a Ron Lake knife is second to none. It appears to be seamless and the quality and craftsmanship is undeniable.

In 1970, he designed and produced the first ever Tail-Lock “Interframe” folder. The design employed a machined metal frame in which the handle material was housed, thus protecting the handle material and making for a stronger knife. Additionally, placing the tab at the end of the lock bar gave the user a mechanical advantage. At that time these design elements were recognized as major advancements in folding knives.

Ron joined the knifemakers’ guild in 1971 and became a full time maker the following year. His signature style knife was patented in 1974, and he was elected to the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1998. Ron Lake’s knives have always displayed a very clean and minimal aesthetic with the utmost emphasis on craftsmanship and precision. The Interframe folder has stood the test of time. Forty-four years later this patented design remains one of the most recognized knife forms. Two Lake Interframe folders are housed in the collections at the Smithsonian Museum.


Blade Length: 2 3/16"
OverallLength: 5 1/8"
Closed Length: 3"
Blade Steel: Hand Rubbed Satin Finished ATS-34
Frame Material: Mirror Polished 416 Stainless Steel
Scale Material: Mother of Pearl Shell
Locking Mechanism: Tail Lock


List Price: $16,950.00
Item #7277