Columbia River CRKT 7914DKG Hammond Desert Cruiser 3-3/4" 8CR14MoV Combo Blade, OD Green Zytel Handles - 7914DG

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CR7914DG: 7914DG Hammond Cruiser, OD Green
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 OD Green 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: 3-3/4"
  • Handle Length: 5-1/4"
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.15"
  • Handle Material: OD Green Zytel
  • Weight: 5.8 oz.
  • Made in China
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Columbia River CRKT 7914DKG Hammond Desert Cruiser 3-3/4" 8CR14MoV Combo Blade, OD Green Zytel Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 7914DKG Hammond Desert Cruiser 3-3/4" 8CR14MoV Combo Blade, OD Green Zytel Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Apr 10, 2020
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
Still One of the Best
I wrote a detailed review of the black-handled version of my Hammond Cruiser more than a year ago when I bought my first one. After purchasing a secon Cruiser in Brown and recently another in Desert Green along with a fourth Cruiser in Orange I thought it might be OK to just say that this classic knife is hard to pass up. I love all four of my Cruisers and may end up with more if they keep tempting me with such a great price and more great colored scales. Things I like about the Cruiser: 1) Tough as nails, 2) Sharp as a tac, 3) One of the best all-around work-horses you will ever find, 4) It is 'beefy'. You know you have a knife in your hands when you grab a Hammond Cruiser, 5) Quality steel. This knife has a non-slip handle for a hard-work grip. When the newer models came out with additional color selections and blade serration I had to grab one (but ended up grabbing 2). I keep one Cruiser on my desk for fast access if I have a tough job to do that requires a tough knife. I also keep a Cruiser in my work jeans to have on hand when I'm out in my woods with a chain saw for some brush cutting and clearing. I can't think of a job for a knife that his one couldn't handle and handle well. Worth a lot more than the great sale price I paid for my latest pair. You will love this BIG, HUSKY knife.
Columbia River CRKT 7914DKG Hammond Desert Cruiser 3-3/4" 8CR14MoV Combo Blade, OD Green Zytel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Bowling Green, Ky
May 30, 2019
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Weight, None
Great EDC (but maybe, for Bear Country)
It has a very well contoured grip. Both in the finger indentations, and the surface texture. Even the pocket clip on the other side is smoothed/contoured to not jab your hand when properly gripping the knife. And I've always liked the CRKT "double lock" system for safety. The blade is the "right size" to do everyday chores. It is a bit large for Every Day Carry. Compared to my mini-Griptillian (in Pastel Blue so as not to scare the Women and Children at the office) and the regular Griptillian, it is a bit larger. At 5 1/4 inches (my measurement) on the handle, it's about 42% larger than the mini-Griptillian, and about 18% larger than the Griptillian. So, I like it a lot but, beware its big.


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