Columbia River CRKT 2010D Crawford Kasper Dragon Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 4.5" Bead Blast, Desert Tan Zytel Handles

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Part #: CR2010D | Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description

CR2010D: Crawford/Kasper Dragon, Desert Tan

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 the C/K Dragon.

* U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352

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: 794023201055

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Columbia River CRKT 2010D Crawford Kasper Dragon Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 4.5" Bead Blast, Desert Tan Zytel Handlesrated 3.400 stars out of 5 (10 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 2010D Crawford Kasper Dragon Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 4.5" Bead Blast, Desert Tan Zytel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Just A Guy
USA
Aug 13, 2020
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Does what it supposed to do
It’s mind boggling why so many fans seem to think this knife should be capable of wood work (chop/baton duties),acting as a prybar to pry things with,etc; because that’s NOT what the design is about.Although the C/K Dragon is obviously a combat/self defense knife,it’s surprisingly versatile in the kitchen.I use this knife to slice up watermelon,butcher chicken, and other food prep duties.The tip is not nearly weak as some have claimed.While doing food prep in the sink I have accidentally stab the SINK several times and the tip hasn’t snapped off.9cr18mov is actually a surprisingly good steel considering the design; 420a or 440a would suffice for this design as it’s a “pig sticker” first and foremost,and any steel with a proper HT/Temper would work,so kudos to CRKT for using a better steel than is required for this knife.Yes,the jimping is aggressive,especially for soft fingers, but after time you will get adjusted.I have rough textured fingers/hand so it doesn’t bother me much,if any.The handle is kinda short, but it’s enough real estate for average size hand.Handle scales are slick, but the deep finger choil keeps the hand in place.I have not had any issues out of the sheath.No,my sheath didn’t come with any attachment, but I have plenty of Tek-loks,and I simply attached to the sheath.This sheath and knife will easily fit down into a pocket of a pair of blue jeans, and it rides just as good as any XL size folder, and takes up about the same amount of space in pocket.Call me crazy, but this is one of those knives that if it had a different brand name on the knife it would receive higher stars..A better knife than given credit online.
Columbia River CRKT 2010D Crawford Kasper Dragon Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 4.5" Bead Blast, Desert Tan Zytel Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Tilt
Plaistow , Nh
Dec 19, 2019
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Sharp very fun knife
Blade came razor sharp, great design for the money
Columbia River CRKT 2010D Crawford Kasper Dragon Tactical Fixed Blade Knife 4.5" Bead Blast, Desert Tan Zytel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Brown
Arkansas
Mar 07, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Very nice
Right out of the box this blade is a razor. The handle is small but, when you place your thumb along the spine there's plenty of room and you can still slash quickly with it. Handle scales are ok not sharp edged like if seen some other reviewers say but not the best. Sheath is tight right now but with use it will probably not retain the blade very well. Overall for the price it's a nice knife made with good stainless.
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