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Columbia River 5311 Jesper Voxnaes Pilar Folding Knife 2.402" Satin Plain Blade, Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: CR5311
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR5311: 5311 Pilar, Designed by Jesper Voxnaes
The Pilar is where minimal design meets maximum utility. 

It's a super compact everyday carry folder with distinctive minimalist design and an epic tale behind its name. The Pilar's low profile and understated when tucked away, and carefully designed to punch above its weight when in use. 

Jesper Voxnaes designed the Pilar in his Logstrup, Denmark shop, and named it after Ernest Hemingway's beloved sailboat — the 38-foot long vessel that he used for renegade surveillance of German U-boats during WWII in Caribbean waters. The world-famous author was also a WWI combat vet, big-game hunter, sailor, and fisherman, and certainly would have selected an everyday knife companion like the Pilar™ for his daily endeavors. 

The 2.4" flat grind blade features a satin finish and the fine, but strong tip is useful for more detailed tasks. It's deployed from its stainless steel handle with a thumb slot opening mechanism and is secured with a frame lock for your safety. 

The modern Hemingway is the ultimate Renaissance man, and the Pilar is the knife that will stand up to the challenge.
  • Thumb Slot Blade Deployment
  • Satin Finish
  • Bead Blast Handle Finish
  • Blade Length: 2.402"
  • Closed Length: 3.53"
  • Overall Length: 5.938"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.145"
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Bead Blasted Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Designer: Jesper Voxnaes
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
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Angola, In
Jul 21, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great blade
Yes I am so glad to get the Pilar from CRKT. I use it all the time as a back up blade to my CRKT Vizzle.. both by Voxneas. Fits the hand great and just enough blade to do my every day task..
5 out of 5
Mar 03, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Simple and solid
Some might find this too heavy but I like the heft of it, it is very solid and opening/closing is very smooth. The blade seems to be holding it edge well and arrived sharp enough to finish off a spot I had missed while shaving. I use this little guy for chopping, slicing, scraping and even a little light prying although I'm confident it would stand up to more abuse there isn't much to be had now that I'm in the office. It also looks good so that's a plus.
5 out of 5
Chris B
Boston, Massachusetts
Feb 28, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Type, None
Cons: Weight
Excellent EDC Option
It's very compact and I really like the blade profile. For the price, it's hard to beat and I love Jesper's designs.
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