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


Retail Price: $39.99 | You Save: $14.04 (35%)
Part #: CR5311 | 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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Richland, Wa
Jun 25, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Excellent design - decent construction by CRKT (considering the price)
The Pilar is very popular for a reason: it is a great design and for the ~$25 street price, it is quite the bargain. The ergonomics are great and it came quite sharp out of the box. There were a few gripes though: first, it came very gritty and second, the blade was not centered.It was so gritty, it was a pain to open and impossible to flip, the blade would not move much by itself. I tried to disassemble the knife (after watching nick Shabazz tutorial) but the screws were not cooperating and the Loctite on the pivot so strong that I gave up by fear of stripping the screw. I was surprised that the screws holding the clip had some thread locker too even though it is designed to be a resersible clip. The thread locker left some goop on the original clip hole.I oiled the knife and it helped a little bit, it can now be flipped with quite the wrist action though.
5 out of 5
barrie canada
May 14, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
great little knife
A little knife that does big things.
5 out of 5
Nov 28, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great EDC
This was my first Jesper Voxnaes. Love the design, ergonomics, blade shape, sharpness and the price :)Nice and sharp out of the box. Used it a lot already. Lock seems tight and safe. Feels like a more expencive knife.Now I'm waiting for my next shipment from Knifecenter.
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