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Columbia River CRKT 6040 Ken Steigerwalt Radic Assisted Folding Knife 3.332" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles


MSRP* : $64.99 | You Save* : $24.04 (37%)
Part #: CR6040 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR6040: 6040 Radic, Designed by Ken Steigerwalt
Ingenuity incarnate.

If there's one universal truth to the man behind the Radic, it's that if he wants something done, he'll do it himself. That was true when, at age 15, Ken Steigerwalt made his first knife sitting at his kitchen table, and it's certainly true now as he releases this smarter, simpler, tougher everyday carry knife.

If you're looking for something muted, covert, and slightly boring, don't check Ken Steigerwalt's garage in Orangeville, Pennsylvania. Ken is the type of guy that toes the line between knife designer and artist, and the Radic everyday carry folding knife is definitive proof.

The first clue that this is no ordinary everyday carry (it is named after the word "radical", after all) is the eye-catching modified sheepsfoot blade complete with a satin finish. One push on the blade's prominent thumb stud, and you'll be sure it's a showpiece. Manually open the blade 30 degrees, and the OutBurst spring assisted mechanism jumps to life, completing the rotation until it's caught by the locking liner and secured in place. Extended jimping on the spine finishes the sleek look.

Tough G10 handles prove that a true artist knows form follows function. They're at once incredibly durable, easy to keep ahold of no matter the conditions, and shaped perfectly to balance out the burly blade.

Ken's not one to play by the rules. The artful utility of the Radic shows his true colors.
  • Outburst Assisted Opening
  • Thumb Stud Blade Deployment
  • Satin Blade Finish
  • Blade Length: 3.322"
  • Closed Length: 4.348"
  • Overall Length: 7.625"
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.126"
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 4.5 oz.
  • Designer: Ken Steigerwalt
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Columbia River CRKT 6040 Ken Steigerwalt Radic Assisted Folding Knife 3.332" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles3.500 (4 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 6040 Ken Steigerwalt Radic Assisted Folding Knife 3.332" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
3 out of 5
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
Wish I could use it
Gorgeous knife with a great feel. Unfortunately, it's completely unusable. After a few opens, it became super stiff and with the tiny thumb stud, nearly impossible to open. Once open, the liner lock is then extremely difficult to get purchase on and push to close the knife. Cleaned, oiled, took apart and reassembled all to no avail. I would replace the stud but cannot loosen it. Also, would prefer to be able to move the handle.
Columbia River CRKT 6040 Ken Steigerwalt Radic Assisted Folding Knife 3.332" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
2 out of 5
North Tonawanda , Ny
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Let Down
As someone else stated, it's difficult to get open with a thumb. My knife is nearly impossible to open via thumb stud. Maybe something is stuck, or manufactured wrong, but i have to two hand open it.I hate to say all that, because the design and overall feel of the knife is great. The blade is awesome to look at. That tiny litte thumb stud is a deal breaker. Even if it was smooth to open, it'd drive me crazy. Unfortunately, I'll be sending this one back.
Columbia River CRKT 6040 Ken Steigerwalt Radic Assisted Folding Knife 3.332" Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Spring Green, Wi
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Feel, None
different and practical
The Radic has become one of my two EDCs. I really like the blade shape--interesting yet practical--and the whole knife seems to radiate usefulness. It's a sturdy knife, and the blade came sharpened to the point that I won't have to introduce the edge to my water stones any time soon. The previous reviewer mentioned the shape of the stud as somewhat uncomfortable, and that may contribute to the slight problem opening the knife, if problem there is. But it's certainly openable, and once it's open the blade is rock solid due to the lock design.I love the handle for its utilitarian, no-nonsense design, but I find the back corner with its extra angle (which is mirrored at the blade end) digs a bit into my palm. Despite that tiny bit of discomfort, I find the Radic to be a quality knife and a excellent EDC.
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