Columbia River CRKT 6215 TJ Schwarz Caligo Flipper 3.185" Black Oxide Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles


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Part #: CR6215 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR6215: 6215 Caligo, Designed by TJ Schwarz


Hello, horsepower.

The Caligo is a study in high-aesthetics, but that's not where designer TJ Schwarz called it quits with this everyday carry folding knife. He's a mechanical engineer with an affinity for classic cars... and it shows. Gentlemen, start your engines.

When designer TJ Schwarz of Boise, Idaho says, "engineered for performance," he means it. In college, he started selling hand-drawn pencil sketches of classic cars. His art was so striking that classic car owners began to solicit commissions. With his mechanical engineering degree and his budding business, he was drawn like a magnet to the automotive industry... until a high school friend talked him into designing a knife. Then everything shifted. Years later, he's made a name for himself among knifemakers. And CRKT is proud to collaborate with him on the Caligo everyday carry pocket knife.

With a low-profile flipper opening and IKBS ball-bearing pivot mechanism, it goes from zero to sixty faster than a hot rod. Caligo is the Latin word for darkness, but you probably could have guessed that upon a first glance at the black oxide finish on the modified drop point blade. Coupled with the black anodized aluminum handles, it looks like it's fresh off the showroom floor. The blue pivot ring elevates it to a league all its own.

Custom knife designers Flavio Ikoma and Rick Lala invented the IKBS system that sets lubed ball bearings into the folding knife pivot. The result is rapid blade deployment that is smooth and fast. Shift your everyday carry game into high gear with the Caligo.


  • IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System
  • Flipper Opening
  • Black Oxide Blade Finish


  • Blade Length: 3.185"
  • Closed Length: 4.471"
  • Overall Length: 7.625"
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.129"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Black Oxide
  • Handle Material: Black Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: IKBS Ball Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Designer: TJ Schwarz
  • Made in China

Related Categories

Columbia River (CRKT), Specials, 8Cr13MoV Blade Steel, Aluminum Handle Material, Folding Knives, Folding Knives Liner Locks

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Columbia River CRKT 6215 TJ Schwarz Caligo Flipper 3.185" Black Oxide Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handlesrated 3.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 6215 TJ Schwarz Caligo Flipper 3.185" Black Oxide Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Bill W.
Feb 12, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath, None
Right size and balance for a pocket knife.
I carry a pocket knife for self defense only. I do not cut anything with this knife unless it is an emergency. The rock solid feel of the blade in the housing and the size of the blade give this knife an advantage over slimmer versions for cutting through clothing. Other knives are too bulky or flimsy.
Columbia River CRKT 6215 TJ Schwarz Caligo Flipper 3.185" Black Oxide Plain Blade, Black Aluminum Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
East Aurora, Ny
Feb 05, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Pretty disappointed. I was looking to replace my Kershaw Cryo. After years of heavy use and abuse, I had sharpened away a lot of the blade. However, it is still an EDC workhorse. I was happy with the 8Cr13 blade steel, it was my go to in my small arsenal for completely breaking down deer harvests. It was the only blade where I could debone an entire deer without re-sharpening. I figured this CRKT with the same steel and comparable price could be my next workhorse. So far, I am not sure. Some of my issues when comparing it to the Cryo areFactory grind – not even side to side, very rough (maybe less than 400 grit), and actually has steps where the grind was not continued down the curve of the blade.Handle finish – my biggest disappointment. I carry it clipped to the same pocket I carry my keys. Have always carried my knife there. After only a few days, what was beautiful black handle is now littered with aluminum colored knicks and ware. It hasn’t been mistreated and I feel that causal contact with other items in a pocket shouldn’t mark it up like that. In a few weeks I expect the finish will be gone completely. Lock – the liner lock material is about half the thickness of the Cryo. It hasn’t been an issue yet but I feel a lot more confident in the strength of the Cryo lock.Open action – being ball bearing I was expecting more. The liner lock drags on the blade so hard you wouldn’t know it was ball bearing. I have cheap plastic washer blades that open smoother. Pocket clip depth – I knew it was not as deep as the Cryo but figured it would not matter much. It does, within 1 week of carrying it, I have snagged it twice on clothing and pulled it form my pocket. Luckily I felt it each time.
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