Gentleman’s knives like the Chaparral are very nice and all, but sometimes I just want to clip on a big strong folder. The Chinook 4 will certainly itch that scratch for me! I’ve been a fan of this cool folding bowie design, ever since the first Chinook came out around 2001. That first edition was notoriously heavy, to support the strength needed in the knife’s design. Now in 2017, the Chinook is bigger and (much) lighter and probably even stronger, thanks to the use of the Power Lock. I also liked the new (to me at least) broad hourglass clip. It did seem to improve the large folder’s ergonomics. This particular sample looks a bit rough in these images, which tells me a lot of people enjoyed handling it at the various shows where it was displayed. I’m sure that the production Chinook 4 knives will look spic and span out of the box.
Overall Length: 22,6 cm / 8.89 inches
Blade Length: 9,9 cm / 3.89 inches
Blade Thickness: 3,5 mm / 0.13 inches
Weight: 159 grams / 5.60 ounces