Columbia River 5030 Ed Van Hoy Cling-On Fixed 3.22" Satin Wharncliffe Blade, Leather Sheath
CR5030: 5030 Cling-On
The Cling-On, designed by Ed Van Hoy incorporates a truly ingenious way to secure a knife...with a magnet! The reb ABS plastic insert on the knife provides a little bit of texture for grip, but houses a rare earth magnet which locks the knife into the leather sheath when it's not being used. This is a very compact neck knife that weights less than three ounces all together. The paracord necklace is also secured by magnets so you can remove the Cling-On from around your neck with ease. With a blade length of 3.22" and measuring in at 4.88" overall, you have a lot of cutting power in this svelte package. It's something you will want to carry each and every day.
The trouble with neck knives is they can hang and get caught in machinery. That's why Ed Van Hoy designed this everyday carry blade, which features a magnetic retention feature embedded in the knife handle and sheath. It stays out of sight and out of mind. Until you need the utility blade to get the job done.
Crafted by award-winning knife maker Ed Van Hoy of Abingdon, Virginia, the Cling-on is yet another design that's pushing the limits of compact cutting tools. A great all-around knife, with an ergonomic design, it was created to be one of the safest neck carry systems in the world.
This revolutionary design, keeps the neck knife from dangling and getting caught up in moving parts or other things in the work area. When users put their magnetized CRKT dog tag necklace on under their shirt, the neck knife stays close to their chest for easy access and doesn't fall forward, thanks to the magnetic retention feature in both the knife handle and sheath. The knife stays out of the way, and so too does danger.
The Cling-on is a knife that stays out of site and out of mind. That is, until you need a blade to get the job done. A knife you'll keep close to your heart. Literally.
- Blade Length: 3.22"
- Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, 58-60HRC
- Thickness: 0.11"
- Handle Length: 1.66"
- Overall Length: 4.88"
- Handle Material: ABS Plastic with Rare Earth Magent
- Sheath Material: Leather with Magnet Retention System
- Weight: 1.3 oz. Knife Only, 2.7 oz. with Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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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