Klecker Knives’ Cordovan Offers
Mighty Fine Slice For The Price.
By Pat Covert
Glenn Klecker is an extraordinary guy who doesn’t build ordinary knives. A former Marine Captain who guided troops in Operation Desert Storm, Klecker is also a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in mechanical engineering. The former gives him added insight into knives and the latter the skills to design them. He has 22 patents to his name and multiple awards from both the Blade and IWA shows. In other words, he knows his stuff.
Glenn’s patented, award-winning Klecker Lock first achieved notoriety in cutlery circles when it appeared on his NIRK folder series produced by Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) almost a decade ago. His newest folder to incorporate the mechanism is the Klecker Cordovan model you see here. Similar to a lock-back, the blade is disengaged by pressing an appendage designed into the rear frame. The handle is matte-finished stainless steel with layered Brown G10 inserts, sculpted and blended together with exquisite style and capped off with a brass pivot and Torx screws. The Cordovan’s graceful 3.63-inch re-curved 12C27 stainless steel blade opens via a flipper, rolling out smooth as silk. A tip-up pocket clip on the backside makes for easy, at-the-ready pocket carry. A smaller Cordovan Lite is also available, plus a new Klecker Lock design was introduced by CRKT at the 2014 BLADE Show.
The Marine in Klecker lives strong. The Cordovan belies all its wizardry and finery with a surprisingly stout build usually relegated to hard-use knives of much simpler ilk. And as if that isn’t impressive enough, what would you say if we told you the suggested retail on the Cordovan is a very affordable $115? I’ll race you to the door!
Maker: Klecker Knives LLC
216 Brown Street
Silverton, OR 97381
Steel type: 12C27 stainless steel
Blade length: 3.63 inches
Overall length: 8.56 inches (opened)
Closed: 4.89 inches, Weight: 5.8 ounces
Handle: Matte finished stainless steel and brown layered G10
Carry: Pocket clip