Columbia River 2480 Lucas Burnley Akari Fixed 2.83" Upswept Plain Blade, Cord Wrapped Handle, Molded Sheath

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Part #: CR2480 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2480: 2480 Akari
Custom knifemaker Lucas Burnley has designed this Akari model for Columbia River. It's a remarkably comfortable little fixed blade that really feels like an extension of your arm. The 2.83" blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a very cool acid etched finish and hollow ground upswept shape. The 3.55" cord wrapped handle feels amazing and secure in one's grip and the neon green ray skin pattern underneath provides adequate traction and looks superb. Lucas Burnley creates similar knives at the custom level but this one is a fantastic deal. It's thin, light, utilitarian in shape, very nicely made and very affordable. Includes a friction fit glass reinforced nylon sheath and j hooks to attach the knife to your belt. 

With an attractive cord-wrapped handle, this Lucas Burnley-designed fixed blade everyday carry knife pleases the eye and hand. Meanwhile, an acid-etched blade whips through tasks with precision and ease. Throughout it all, you'll be enjoying every utility minute of it.

Akari designer Lucas Burnley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, strives to create knives with an unparalleled level of design and function, using ever-evolving techniques and materials. He takes this approach with each of his knives, applying a combination of brutal simplicity and practicality, and a high regard for both function and visual appeal. The Akari hits on all these points, and leaves nothing to be desired. This knife is an impressive blend of visually intriguing lines and the Neo Japanese inspiration often found in Burnley's work.

The acid-etched blade, with its upswept style makes the Akari very friendly and easy to use. While the black and neon green patterned handle provides a unique aesthetic, with unmatched grip and cutting efficiency. Both will have you taking your time and enjoying your cutting tasks.

This knife looks and feels so good as it's getting the job done, you may almost forget you're on the job.
  • Blade Length: 2.83"
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, 56-58HRC
  • Thickness: 0.14"
  • Handle Length: 3.55"
  • Overall Length: 6.38"
  • Handle Material: Black Cord Wrapped over Neon Green Faux Ray Skin
  • Sheath Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon
  • Weight: 2.6 oz. Knife Only, 3.9 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in China
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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5 out of 5
Spring, Tx
Apr 19, 2018
It is difficult to unsheath; I seems tight. How do I ge the knife from the sheath without cutting myself?
5 out of 5
Oct 26, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great little knife
I bought this little blade as an afterthought because I liked the Japanese derived shape and style. I wanted another knife for light camping and climbing.I had just bought a ESEE-4S-MB-OD. Its a great knife, but now that I have received it, I realise that it is just far too heavy to take along with me, as well as all my other gear.But the Columbia River Akari has been travelling around with me all day. Easy to carry it is solid, well made and beautifully finished. In fact, for the price the quality and finish is superb.
5 out of 5
Cullman, Alabama
Oct 11, 2016
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Great Deal-Great Product
This is my every day carry blade.It fits in my pocket-along with everything else-and has a very secure sheath.The paracord-wrapped handle makes for a solid grip and I hope it lasts.The blade is sharp right out of the box and is easy to keep sharp with my Lansky.
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