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Columbia River 2010DK Crawford Kasper Dragon Combat Knife 4.5" Black Blade, Desert Tan Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CR2010DK
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2010DK: Crawford/Kasper Dragon, Desert Tan
Columbia River

Bob Kasper, the late writer and combat instructor, designed the basic outline of the C/K Dragon after ten years of study into the principles of extreme in-close fighting developed by Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard over fifty years ago. These techniques use automatic conditioned reflexes with minimal body movement. The knife is considered as part of the hand.

Bob sent his sketch to award-winning custom knifemakers Pat and Wes Crawford of Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, who developed the handle scales. As Pat Crawford says, "This knife is all business. I hope it will become a part of Bob's legacy to the professional martial arts community."

Like its namesake, the C/K Dragon bites (with the tapered tip), claws (with the long Wharncliffe cutting edge), and strikes (with the pommel) its adversary. We at CRKT have engineered our production model to be as close as possible to the Crawford custom Dragon, which has proven popular with law enforcement and military operators.

The 4.50" full tang blade has a tapered Wharncliffe grind for great penetrating power. It is made of exceptionally tough 9Cr18MoV high-chromium stainless steel to stand up to the worst abuse.

The handle features a deep finger choil and textured zytel scales with deep diagonal grooves for optimum grip with gloved hands and under wet conditions, aided by deep friction grooves at the thumb. At the pommel, a pointed metal hammer tip is useful for window breaking and other tactical impact needs.

True to Bob Kasper's concept, this is a knife with perfect balance that truly feels like part of your hand. Mass is centered at the palm, and the tapered blade tip makes the Dragon feel like a much smaller knife.

Despite its tactical intentions, we have found that thanks to its weight, balance, grip and long precision cutting edge, the Dragon makes a very functional and versatile knife in the shop, too. Enter the C/K Dragon.

* U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352
  • Blade Length: 4.50" (114 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Steel: 9Cr18, 58-60 HRC
  • Knife: Overall length: 9.25" (235 mm)
  • Weight: 4 oz. (114 g)
  • Sheath (included with knife)
  • Material: Kydex
  • Overall length: 6.0" (152 mm)
  • Width: 2.5" (64 mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g)
  • Weight w/Clip: 2.5 oz. (70 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023201062

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Jg Vance
NE Ohio
Jul 29, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials
Got this as a back up for fine work in the bush. Received last week and first thing noted out of the sheath was an obvious, pronounced curve to the left (right hand saber grip) in the last 2" oof the tip. What? No QC from our Chinese friends? CRKT should replace or refund but since bought from Knife Center on sale, don't know if they will stand behind it. BEWARE - had similar issue, though less pronounced with the CRKT S.P.E.W. neck knife with the Wharncliffe blade. JGV
2 out of 5
Warrenton Virginia
Jan 06, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Materials
Crawford Casper Dragon Combat Knife
To start off with, I'm very disappointed in the quality of this knife. It MSRP's for $97, I paid $25 for it and it wasn't worth that. The knife is very light with plastic handle scales, very cheaply made. The sheath is very thin kydex with a thin plate you have to screen on the back. It doesn't even come with a belt clip. I don't use it at all. I was so disappointed with the product when I took it out of the box I intended to return it. I figured that I wouldn't get much from the return so I kept it to use for a gift for a young boy. Someone's first knife with low expectations. My last 3 CRKT knives have been disappointing and I doubt they will see any more of my business.
5 out of 5
Jul 14, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Beautiful Knife
Perfect for concealed carry and compliment to tactical gear.
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