Columbia River K470KKS Ken Onion Shenanigan Folding 3.25" Ti Nitride Combo Blade, Aluminum Handle
CRK470KKP: Shenanigan, Combo Blade- Designed By Ken Onion
We asked Ken Onion, Hawaiian custom knifemaker, designer, inventor and member of the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame, to give us his ideas for a no-nonsense line of sport and work folders. Our goal was to offer great utility and quality in a rugged high-value locking liner folder. We think we've met the sport knife goal in Ken's new aluminum-framed Shenanigan™.
Even though Ken is known for his assisted opening folders, in this case, the combination of the open-build frame, blade flipper, and Teflon® and bronze bushings at the pivot allow for fast one hand opening in an exceptional knife.
All models feature 3.25" long blades with a classic Ken Onion profile. There is a modified drop point with a slight recurve and a swedged top edge. Both Razor- Sharp or Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges are available.
Shenanigan™ Aluminum. The sport model features a premium Acuto + stainless steel blade and a cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum frame with a beadblast finish, clear anodized for durability. The stainless steel liner lock is a strip lock, inset into one frame to save weight. Finally, soft, textured, injection-molded scales are inset in the frame. This makes for a frame that is exceptionally strong, lightweight and comfortable. Finally, the sport model blades receive a black titanium nitrite coating for corrosion resistance.
The combination of contoured handle, index finger notch and checkered grip pattern make the Shenanigan models very friendly to the hands.
Both models come with a thoughtfully designed custom stainless steel pocket/gear clip with a black Teflon® coating.
Ken Onion isn't playing any tricks here. CRKT is pulling the Shenanigans.
About the Knife Designer
Ken Onion - "Though I have been a devout knife collector since childhood, collecting mostly production knives and anything else I could find, I was unaware of the custom knife industry until 1989 when I saw an issue of Knives Illustrated at a local drug store. From there I found a local knife maker named Stan Fujisaka and begged him to teach me. I made my first knife in November 1991 and have continued the craft since.á While recovering from back surgery in 1996, I decided to try to design a folder that was easier to manipulate than what was available, and not a switchblade. The result was the first assisted opening knife I called "Speed Safe" After finding some information on the whole patent process and consultation from an attorney, I got my first patent, creating a whole new category of knives between manual and auto."
- Open Overall Length: 8.25 inches
- Closed Length: 4.875 inches
- Weight: 4.1 ounces
- Length: 3.25 inches
- Thickness: 0.119 inches
- Material: AUS 8
- Blade-HRC: 59-60
- Finish: Ti Nitride
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Modified Drop Point
- Edge: Combo
- Material: 6061 Aluminum
- Liner: 420J2
- Type: Locking Liner
- Carry System: 1 Position Clip
- Flipper: Yes
- Made in Taiwan
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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