Darriel Caston – Boxcutter Proto – Vault Lock OTF


Item Condition: New
Source:  From Maker
Frame: Titanium
Blade Steel: CPM 154
Blade Length:  2  1/4″
OAL Closed: 4″
OAL Open:  6  1/4″
Sheath: Leather

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SKU: C139-DC-1119.9 Categories: ,



Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Darriel Caston

Just Received ~ Direct from the Maker 

I’m pleased to offer this distinctive creation from Darriel Caston!  This is a Hand Built Prototype of the New Vaultlock Boxcutter that is a collab with Mike Hogarty and Callye Keen.  This project is currently on hold as Darriel looks for a shop that can handle the production build so this Item is Truely one of a kind!

The blade Locks in both the Open and Closed Positions.  Similiar to a Bank Vault ~ the blade is Deployed by First Rotating the Tri Vault Lockin mechanism in a Clock Wise Direction, this allows the Blade to then slide smoothly forward out of the frame.   

Once fully extended, the Blade again Locks into position.  

The Blade has a Custom Two Tone Finish, the Flats are Satin and the Flat Ground Bevels have a Labor Intensive Vertical Hand Rubbed finish.  

The Front Edge of the Blade IS Sharpened, with a Convex Grind on the Tip it would certainly do well for Fine Scraping or slicing. 

There are many subtle customized features of this design that might go un-noticed, but are useful just the same.  Such as the aligned Jimping on each side of the the frame ~ when the blade is open this provides extra retention. 

The Thick Titanium Frame was Blasted and Tumbled for a Tough yet attractive finish. In the pic below you can also see the Locking Holes in the Frame, this is is where the Vault Lock Bolts extend ~ locking the blade it both the open and closed positions.  

A Truly Unique and useful Blade with an Incredibly Innovative Concept lock.

This unique Knife comes complete with a thick Custom Leather pouch. 

A unique and extremely well made knife!  

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in