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Columbia River 2010K Crawford Kasper Dragon Combat Knife 4.5" Black Blade, Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CR2010KN
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR2010KN: Crawford/Kasper Dragon
Columbia River

Bob Kasper, the late writer and combat instructor, designed the basic outline of the C/K Dragon after ten years of study into the principles of extreme in-close fighting developed by Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard over fifty years ago. These techniques use automatic conditioned reflexes with minimal body movement. The knife is considered as part of the hand.

Bob sent his sketch to award-winning custom knifemakers Pat and Wes Crawford of Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, who developed the handle scales. As Pat Crawford says, "This knife is all business. I hope it will become a part of Bob's legacy to the professional martial arts community."

Like its namesake, the C/K Dragon bites (with the tapered tip), claws (with the long Wharncliffe cutting edge), and strikes (with the pommel) its adversary. We at CRKT have engineered our production model to be as close as possible to the Crawford custom Dragon, which has proven popular with law enforcement and military operators.

The 4.50" full tang blade has a tapered Wharncliffe grind for great penetrating power. It is made of exceptionally tough 9Cr18MoV high-chromium stainless steel to stand up to the worst abuse.

The handle features a deep finger choil and textured zytel scales with deep diagonal grooves for optimum grip with gloved hands and under wet conditions, aided by deep friction grooves at the thumb. At the pommel, a pointed metal hammer tip is useful for window breaking and other tactical impact needs.

True to Bob Kasper's concept, this is a knife with perfect balance that truly feels like part of your hand. Mass is centered at the palm, and the tapered blade tip makes the Dragon feel like a much smaller knife.

Despite its tactical intentions, we have found that thanks to its weight, balance, grip and long precision cutting edge, the Dragon makes a very functional and versatile knife in the shop, too. Enter th

Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4.50" (114 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Steel: 9Cr18, 58-60 HRC
  • Knife: Overall length: 9.25" (235 mm)
  • Weight: 4 oz. (114 g)
  • Sheath (included with knife)
  • Material: Kydex
  • Overall length: 6.0" (152 mm)
  • Width: 2.5" (64 mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g)
  • Weight w/Clip: 2.5 oz. (70 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023201048

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Jonathan H.
San Antonio, Tx
Jun 28, 2014
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Defense knife, Perhaphs light slicer
This blade is not for use as a baton, shelter builder, or something silly like that. It is a defense knife that feels like it could penetrate just about anything. The blade is thin but strong and the knife is light and versatile. It could be used as a last ditch defense knife, a knife for protection, or maybe some food prep if light slicing is needed. I really like the weight and its tough to beat this blade design. The handle isn't going to slip out of your hand (though large beefy hands may be a drawback as to the size of the knife handle. The length of the blade is legal for carry in most states. Used as intended, esp. at its price point, its a great buy. If you used it in self defense a slim tip isn't the worst possible idea; it's going to penetrate and if the tip breaks off in the wound, well, that's not a bad thing since it would keep the wound bleeding and lethal.
5 out of 5
Aravinthan R.P
Tamilnadu, India.
Jun 21, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
CRKT 2010K Crawford Kasper Dragon Combat Knife
Thanks to knifecenter.com for making this knife available to India. The knife is extremely sharp out of the box. The tip is also very pointed as one would expect. Thanks KC, CRKT and FedEx for such a wonder being available.
4 out of 5
Jon
Baltimore
Feb 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Nice Knife
Knife is very sharp and fits well in my hand. The sheath is flimsy, but does the job. Also, the retention clip wears out relatively quick. Besides the sheath, the knife is really nice and a great bargain for the price.
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