Columbia River CRKT 7904DB Hammond Desert Cruiser Folding 3.75" 8CR14MoV Black Blade, Zytel Handles

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Part #: CR7904DB | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR7904DB: Hammond Desert Cruiser
Columbia River Knife & Tool
Jim Hammond's Cruiser is a multi-purpose folder that has garnered much praise.

The Cruiser abounds with design subtleties. For example, the handle features a forward slanted friction grooved thumb ramp and a deep finger choil for the index finger, allowing what is known as the "fencer's grip".

To simplify the clean open build, a unique blade stop channel is CNC machined within the blade. This in turn, allows a friction grooved, tapered blade extension (or flipper) which aids opening the Cruiser, and then neatly completes the finger choil. It has been called "the sweetest flipper in the business."

In translating Jim's custom Cruiser into production, Columbia River used their extremely durable InterFrame build with 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking. The injection molded black textured Zytel scales featuring their Operator's Grip are radiused and contoured with swells to perfectly fit the hand. The long handle, with a pronounced pommel, feels secure and entirely right.

Their work and sport version of the Cruiser use tough 8CR14MoV stainless steel for the clip-point blade. It has a high hollow grind that curves upward near the tip and a long false top edge, making it an exceptionally versatile work tool. Dual thumb studs and Teflon blade bearings at the blade pivot allow smooth one hand opening and closing.

They've also incorporated the patented Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®) into the Cruiser, which makes the folder a virtual fixed blade when engaged.

To give the Cruiser maximum utility in a variety of work situations, Columbia River had Jim design a special paddle style pocket clip, which can be attached in four positions: tip up, tip down, left or right. (The Cruiser is not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry.) Two clips and extra torx screws are included. The stainless steel clips are Teflon plated.
  • Blade Length: 3.75" (9.5 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14" (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 8CR14MoV Stainless Steel, 55-57 HRC
  • Handle: Closed length: 5.25" (13.1 cm)
  • Weight: 6.1 oz. (173 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023790429

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Columbia River CRKT 7904DB Hammond Desert Cruiser Folding 3.75" 8CR14MoV Black Blade, Zytel Handles3.933 (15 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 7904DB Hammond Desert Cruiser Folding 3.75" 8CR14MoV Black Blade, Zytel Handles
4 out of 5
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness
Rugged and affordable
I use this knife every day as demo contractor to cut various materials. I sharpen it daily because I believe a dull knife is dangerous, maybe a little OCD. The lawks and the liner lock make my fingers safe. It has a strong, hand filling handle, and I added a lanyard. The down side of the design is the pocket clip works itself loose, the screws are small and difficult to remove for maintenance and cleaning. I now use a leather sheath for carry. I purchased another when I broke the first one.
Columbia River CRKT 7904DB Hammond Desert Cruiser Folding 3.75" 8CR14MoV Black Blade, Zytel Handles
5 out of 5
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Fast ,affordable ,great selection
Great price ,heck of a deal, and blade exactly what I wanted
Columbia River CRKT 7904DB Hammond Desert Cruiser Folding 3.75" 8CR14MoV Black Blade, Zytel Handles
4 out of 5
Montpelier, OH
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Good knife for the price.
After reading the reviews offered on this site, I decided to purchase this knife and judge for myself. I have a large collection of knifes, both fixed blades as well as folders. Prices ranging from $3.00 to $300. This folder seems to be priced correctly. Frankly, I wouldn't pay the original price, but $25 - $30 would be fair. As far and the rating (4 stars) I gave it, it isn't a 5 star knife, even for the price but it's darn close. I would give it a 4.8. The only issue I have with it is getting the screws for the pocket clips to loosen (one the clip that is installed on it when you receive it) and getting the screws for the other clip to fully seat. You see, I have other CRKT folders and I tend to install both pocket clips on the knife for a couple of reasons. #1 I don't have to worry about losing or misplacing them and then try to remember where I put it. #2 I can carry the knife of either side, at any time, without hesitation. In the reviews, I read that the handle was too big. It's not too big for a "combat" knife, or for "man hands". It offers a full purchase on the knife with a nice, solid finger groove to prevent slippage, or "override" onto the blade. The other negative comment that I read was about the blade's sharpness. Mine knife arrived with a relatively sharp blade, though as always, I touched it up with my ceramic rod and made it a bit better. I usually use my Dia-Sharp steels (that I also purchased from Knife and keep my blades sharp, though never "razor" sharp as they just dull and damage even quicker. Over all, I'd recommend this knife and may very well buy addition as as gifts.
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