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Blackie Collins Model 103 Switchblade

Blackie Collins Model 103 Switchblade

“Knife World Magazine, June 2013 , Staff Writer”

American Knife, 100%, a collaborative between Colonial Knife; Cutlery Hall-of-Famer Walter “Blackie” Collins and Adam Smith of the Rhode Island School of Design and the science lab at Brown University. The Concept- to create a uniquely designed, practical in every aspect, comfortable to hold, formfitting; utilitarian; work of art that is also a switchblade. Hence, the Ameba™ automatic knife with a high cool factor. The Ameba™ key chain automatic has a serrated blade, the reason being that such a compact blade tends to get a lot of abuse and neglect. Also comes with a pocket clip, or use the ball chain to carry on a key ring-always in reach for both women and men. The handle is nearly indestructible; the synthetic material is used in the manufacturing of hard hats, power tool casings and snow board bindings. Blade material is a premium ATS-34 stainless steel. Made in Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.A. and comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Handle Design: Adam Smith, Rhode Island School of design
  • Blade Design: Walter “Blackie” Collins.
  • Prototype: Brown University

Lifetime Warranty


Available colors: Black, Day Glow Rescue Orange


  • Blade material: ATS 34.
  • Blade length: 1 3/4".
  • Weight: less than 1 0z.
  • Glass filled nylon handle.
  • Safety lock, prevents accidental opening or closing.
  • Mates with M.O.L.L.E. vest.
  • Lanyard hole accommodates 550 Paracord.
  • Oxygen tank key in handle for use with rescue personnel and first responders.
  • Pocket clip and ball chain included

This item is only available directly from Colonial Kinfe™

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