Ruger by CRKT RTD Ruger Take Down Flipper Knife 3.665" Black Plain Blade, GRN Handles - Field Strip Technology - R4801K
RUG4801K: RTD Ruger Take Down Folding Knife
Ruger by CRKT
The RTD is named for and inspired by the Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Designed by Matthew Lerch and featuring Ken Onion’s innovative Field Strip Technology, it can be taken apart for easy cleaning and maintenance when out in the field or at the range. This folding knife has a textured glass reinforced nylon handle with clip and locking liner for secure lockup while in use.
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 HVAS 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, allowing for practical, quick maintenance where you stand.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and CRKT are pleased to introduce Ruger knives to the commercial sporting market. This complete knife line was designed exclusively for Ruger by CRKT master knife-smiths and is being built by CRKT, an industry leader in knives and tools. "Ruger is focused on bringing affordable, rugged and reliable products to our consumer base," said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and COO, "As we looked to expand our licensing program, we knew that we wanted a knife manufacturer that shared these goals. CRKT is a great fit," he concluded.
Columbia River Knife and Tool is proudly American and has established itself as a leader in developing unique, award-winning, innovative knife designs and mechanisms that push the envelope. Since 1994, this Oregon-based company has made tools that people are proud to carry - affordable, rugged and reliable products that perfectly complement Ruger firearms. "When Ruger approached CRKT to work together on a knife line, we knew that it would be a perfect fit for the commercial sporting market," said CRKT Chairman of the Board and Founder, Rod Bremer. "The parallels between how Ruger and CRKT serve the marketplace are uncanny. Pairing with an iconic American brand like Ruger was simply a no-brainer," he continued.
This exclusive Ruger knife line includes designs for everyday carry, hunting, tactical uses, and self-preparedness. The knives are crafted in varying sizes and finishes, with an assortment of blade edges. Developed by five master knife-smiths who combined their knowledge of the art with aesthetic details from Ruger firearms, the line offers unique knives with the important features that every good knife should have. These knives are purpose-built to be durable and highly functional in the environments where Ruger customers will expect them to perform. Manufactured by CRKT under license from Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.
About the Designer
What happens when you cross art and mechanics? You get something that looks like Matthew Lerch. Trained initially as a jeweler/watchmaker, he progressed into manufacturing and tool making. Now he has a few patents under his belt for innovations, like the Fire Safe, and has been honored with some prestigious awards including the Buster Warenski award. Matt views knives as functional art, as evidenced in his Moxie and Blade Show award-winning Endorser designs.
- Field Strip Technology
- Locking Liner
- Flipper Opening
- Blade Length: 3.665"
- Closed Length: 4.853"
- Overall Length: 8.518"
- Blade Thickness: 0.125"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Black
- Handle Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Designer: Matthew Lerch
- Made in China
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
$39.99 On Sale: $22.95