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Columbia River CRKT 270GKP Homefront Flipper 3.502" AUS8 Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology - K270GKP

$95.95

MSRP* : $150.00 | You Save* : $54.05 (36%)
Part #: CRK270GKP | Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CRK270GKP: K270GKP Homefront Folder
Columbia River
 
It might look like your grandpa's classic WWI folder, but it's got an impressive secret.

The Homefront knife is the first in CRKT's fleet to feature "Field Strip" technology. This in-field, no -tool take apart capability lets you purge your most reliable companion of a hard day's grime right where you are, without ever returning to your workbench.

The breakthrough " Field Strip" innovation comes from the shop of world-renowned knife craftsman Ken Onion and has been over ten years in the making. To disassemble the Homefront when the knife is in the closed position, push the front release lever away from the blade, then spin the turn release wheel on the rear of the handle away from the pivot shaft-- once you feel the handle release, pull it up and away from the blade. Reassembly is as easy as reversing the procedure, al-lowing for practical, quick maintenance where you stand.

From his shop in Kaneohe, HI, Ken Onion designed the tactically inspired, everyday carry Homefront knife to stay true to its vintage roots. The bayonet lug-style flipper sets off the smooth open action of the 3.5" modified drop point blade, while tank jimping on the backstrap sits snugly against your palm.

It stands up to the looks of a WWI heirloom, and it sure as hell stands up to any job it encounters. The handles are made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and house an impressively beefy AUS8 stainless steel blade. 

Classic on the outside, impressively futuristic on the inside, the Homefront is about to change everything.
Features
  • Patent Pending "Field Strip" Technology
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.502" (88.95 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.728" (120.09 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.313" (211.15 mm)
  • Blade Material: AUS8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.133" (3.38 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 57-58HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Brushed
  • Handle Material: Green 6061 Aluminum 
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Columbia River CRKT 270GKP Homefront Flipper 3.502" AUS8 Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology4.000 (12 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 270GKP Homefront Flipper 3.502" AUS8 Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology
1 out of 5
Tyler
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Neat design rubish bin execution
I work in the oil fields and refineries. I like the ability to take apart and clean my knives, however, even here a fixed blade is a no go at work. I have carried a mini-commander for years but was attracted to field stripping ease. The flipping action is poor even by Bud K standards. The liner lock is tin foil thin, lock up is super late, and the scales flimsy. No jimping on the blade or anywhere to choke up and do detail work is inconvenient. It looks good, the blade was sharp-ish, the idea is neat. The rest of this knife is a tragedy.
Columbia River CRKT 270GKP Homefront Flipper 3.502" AUS8 Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology
5 out of 5
Minnesota
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Can't say enough good things about this knife
Great design, excellent blade... love the fact that I can work with it outdoors in the mud and rain, then come home and take it apart in a few seconds. Wash it, dry it, and put it back together again and it's like new.
Columbia River CRKT 270GKP Homefront Flipper 3.502" AUS8 Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology
2 out of 5
Bigfork, Mt
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
If Grime Is That BIg of an Issue, Carry a Fixed Blade
This is the first time in my entire 4 decades on this planet that Ive ever given a negative knife review, but this knife, unfortunately, warrants it. The knife I was trying out was literally fresh out of the box, and I was only the second person to try its field strip gimmick. Worked pretty slick at first. A coworker gave it a try and couldn't quite get the handles to align to be pressed down all the way for re-assembly. I gave it a shot, and when trying to position the top handle, the torx screw that the blade pivots on had moved an iota. I gave just a little more pressure and then. . . . . .BLOOD EVERYWHERE because my hand slipped because the pivot was no longer aligned after being handled just 3 TIMES. Gashed the tip of my ring finger wide open(the reason for the only positive remark about blade sharpness). Turns out the torx screw needed to be tightened with a torx driver. Tool-less take-down this blade is not. If grime on your knife is that big of an issue, carry a fixed blade.
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