Columbia River CRKT 4040DS Kinematic Provoke Desert Sand Folding Karambit 2.41" D2 Desert Sand Cerakote Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
CR4040DS: Joe Caswell 4040DS Provoke Desert Sand
The powerful Provoke Desert Sand morphing karambit knife is a different take on an instant classic. Built with the Kinematic innovation, it transports covertly and comes to life when called in for duty. Crafted with D2 steel and finished with Cerakote® for enhanced protection and a unique color, it’s poised to become a staple of standard issue.
Around here, we think of Designer Joe Caswell as somewhat of a mad scientist. When we got an eyeful of the sketches that were to become the Provoke—designed in Newbury Park, California—we knew he was destined to become one of the most innovative designers the knife world has ever seen. Modeled after a traditional karambit, the hawkbill-style blade is forged of premium D2 steel for high durability and excellent edge retention. It’s finished with a unique Cerakote® desert-sand coating that’s at home in the most hostile environments on the planet.
The opening mechanism is pulling the folder into the future whether it’s ready or not. Thumb pressure on the upper crossbar sets the chain reaction in motion, causing the blade to lunge to action while you’ve got a firm grasp on the handle. It’s crafted of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum for supreme toughness and finished with a matching Cerakote coating. In true Joe fashion, the pocket clip is also a world’s first—sitting almost completely flush with the handle and likewise activated with light thumb pressure.
The Provoke Desert Sand comes up strong when it’s called in for duty.
How Kinematic Works
Nudge the upper crossbar with your thumb—while the rest of your fingers firmly grasp the handle—and the blade lunges to life and locks into place. Shift the discrete lever at the base of the finger loop and the blade retreats into its closed position.
- Kinematic innovation deploys the blade quickly for first responders
- D2 blade steel holds an edge well and has a Cerakoted finish for corrosion resistance
- 6061 aircraft grade aluminum handles are strong and lightweight
- Blade Length: 2.41"
- Closed Length: 4.96"
- Overall Length:7.25"
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.209"
- Blade Style: Hawkbill
- Blade Finish: Desert Sand Cerakote
- Handle Material: Aluminum
- Locking Mechanism: Kinematic
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Weight: 6.1 oz.
- Optional Boltaron Sheath Available (sold separately)
- Designer: Joe Caswell
- Made in Taiwan