Since the original
Rolox® was invented in 1975, it has been an expensive cult knife that
attracted an enthusiastic following. Unfortunately, production was very
limited. After reaching an agreement with Rolox to manufacture the concept
as a true production knife, we asked brilliant young Texas custom knifemaker
Allen Elishewitz to redesign the original classic. The result is a production
knife that has the smoothest Rolox action ever, with an entirely new
look, and a price that can put it in any pocket or purse. Alan improved
the blade shape, handle design, and added a custom stainless steel clip.
To show how this sliding “folder” works, the polycarbonate scales with
an engine turned pattern are translucent. We made them available in
four colors. Suddenly it was a great new knife, and we renamed it the
Rollock™ to complete the transformation. But the visual appeal is only
part of the story. The trick is to achieve such tight manufacturing
tolerances that opening and closing action is both smooth and sound.
Thanks to CNC machining and exceptional quality control, we have achieved
what Bill Adams, President of the Rolox Corporation calls, “The slickest
Rolox action I ever saw—much smoother than the old handmade ones— and
at a fraction of the price!” What you get is not a toy, but a quality
cutting tool, with a mirror polished frame of 420J2 stainless steel
and a 2.25” blade of AUS 6M stainless steel. The drop point blade is
taper ground, mirror polished and available in both Razor-Sharp or Combined
Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges. The clip is also mirror
polished 420J2 stainless steel, which can be clipped on pocket or belt,
or as a money clip. Or add a split ring and you have a truly unique
key fob. The Rollock weighs only 2.3 ounces. One hand opening is as
simple as pressing at the base of the blade and sliding the blade open.
Click! A rigid lock-up. Aggressive friction grooves make it easy. To
close, just press the blade lock, let the blade slide back, and pull
back until it locks closed. Click! A strong spring keeps the blade closed.
Our new Rollock proves several things. First, that a great folding knife
doesn’t have to fold, and second, that owning a precision tool doesn’t
require taking out a second mortgage.