Columbia River CRKT 5040 Dew Hara Raikiri Flipper 3.759" Satin Plain Blade, Cold Forged Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology


MSRP* : $99.99 | You Save* : $36.04 (36%)
Part #: CR5040 | Columbia River (CRKT)
Earn 640 knifeREWARDS Points!


CR5040: 5040 Raikiri, Designed by Dew Hara


When you want a sword but need an EDC.

The Raikiri everyday carry folding knife has a serious namesake in the world of modern Japanese lore... the legendary sword is said to have sliced a bolt of lightning in two. Even if that particular need doesn't arise, the carefully designed curves, shapely lines, and innovative Field Strip technology will make each job conquered feel just a bit more heroic.

From his hometown of Seki, Japan, Dew Hara has learned from the best—his father, Koji Hara, is one of the most respected designers in the world. Though Dew is relatively young in his knife designing career, he's making a serious name for himself. The Raikiri everyday carry knife is built with a modified Wharncliffe blade that features a satin finish and a low-profile flipper. Once open, the locking liner anchors it in place between two cold-forged handles. With a sharply contrasting line, the movement in the design nods at the slashing motion of the famous sword Iaido, which has been a strong influence over Dew's inspiration. To elevate the utility of the knife to match its aesthetic, he's given it Field Strip technology for simple cleaning and maintenance in the field without tools.

The breakthrough "Field Strip" innovation comes from the shop of world-renowned knife craftsman Ken Onion and has been over ten years in the making. To disassemble the Raikiri when the knife is in the closed position, push the front release lever away from the blade, then spin the turn release wheel on the rear of the handle away from the pivot shaft-- once you feel the handle release, pull it up and away from the blade. Reassembly is as easy as reversing the procedure, allowing for practical, quick maintenance where you stand. Every hometown superhero needs a sword. This one will simply fit in your pocket.


  • Field Strip Technology
  • Satin Blade Finish
  • Cold Forged Aluminum Handles


  • Blade Length: 3.759"
  • Closed Length: 5.112"
  • Overall Length: 8.938"
  • Blade Material: 1.4116 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.134"
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe 
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Cold Forged ADC12 Aluminium
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 5.0 oz.
  • Designer: Dew Hara
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Columbia River CRKT 5040 Dew Hara Raikiri Flipper 3.759" Satin Plain Blade, Cold Forged Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technologyrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Columbia River CRKT 5040 Dew Hara Raikiri Flipper 3.759" Satin Plain Blade, Cold Forged Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology
rated 5 stars out of 5
Old Okie
Mar 12, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Cons: None
Real tool not gimmick
I do own this knife and three other field strip knives, plus I find them all to be just what a knife should be, usable for cutting chores everyday, these knives do just that. What else can a folding knife do? Well these can come apart and be cleaned of any debris. Hey I'm just an old Okie but that's good enough for me. Sharp blade on the Raikiri, good balance and fits the hand well. Elite minded knife snobs are useless, this knife and others like it work, look good and are usable.
Portions of the following content are served by a 3rd party. If you have accessibility or usability difficulties related to this 3rd party content, please call 800.338.6799.


Subscribe to our Newsletter for exclusive offers!