Columbia River 1520 Austin McGlaun Rakkasan Fixed 4.894" Black Clip Point Blade, Black G10 Handles
CR1520: Austin McGlaun 1520 Rakkasan
For America's fiercest warriors, only the strongest, most capable tool will do.
This tactical fixed blade was designed by a war vet for his brothers and sisters who are still abroad. It's got the capability of a utility knife, and the powerful force of a last-resort defense tool. When you only have room for one, the Rakkasan delivers.
As a part of the Forged By War program, war veteran Austin McGlaun designed the Rakkasan in his Columbus, Georgia shop. The name, reminiscent of the WWII paratroopers from the 187th infantry regiment, is the Japanese translation of "umbrella for falling," because they were completely unfamiliar with the American combat tactic.
True to its combat heritage, the blade is forged of black powder coated steel and molded into a deep belly shape. The handle is built with tough G10 handles to withstand the most hostile environments and slips into a glass reinforced nylon sheath and includes a clip system which allows for versatile carry options.
The combat arena is laden with unexpected variables. The Rakkasan serves to address them all.
About the Forged By War program
In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them on the battlefield.
CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War.
- Black Powder Coat Blade Finish
- Tough G10 Handles
- Kydex Sheath w/Paracord
- Blade Length: 4.894" (124.31 mm)
- Overall Length: 10.438" (265.13 mm)
- Blade Material: SK5 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.147" (3.73 mm)
- Blade Hardness: 55-58HRC
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Finish: Black Powder Coat
- Handle Material: Black G10
- Sheath Material: Black Kydex
- Weight: 9.2 oz.
- Designer: Austin McGlaun
- Made in Taiwan
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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