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Columbia River 7914 Hammond Cruiser Folding 3.75" Bead Blast Combo Blade, Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CR7914
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR7914: 7914CM Hammond Cruiser
CRKT
 
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. Two clips and extra torx screws are included. The stainless steel clips are Teflon plated.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Closed Length: 5.25"
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14"
  • Blade Material: 8CR14MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 55-57 HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Bead Blast
  • Handle Thickness: 0.77"
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Tip-Down, Left/Right
  • Weight: 5.8 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023791402

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.
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Stephen
Dallas, TX
Jul 07, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Weight, Ease of Opening, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Only a mid-quality knife for CRKT
I just received the knife a couple of days ago so I haven't had any heavy cutting experience yet. But I'm surprised at two of the design errors that CRKT would make, even on an inexpensive knife. 1. I personally think the texture of the Zytel scales is uncomfortable. There seems no reason to me that you would need a handle to be so grippable that it hurts a person's hand and fingers to hold it tightly. It would have been nice to have a higher quality material for the scales. Perhaps this is limited by the low price. 2. This is an inexcusable error. The knife is listed as having a lanyard hole. I started to loop a lanyard through the hole. But the tip of the knife rests completely over the lanyard hole. If you loop the lanyard above the blade then you can't open the blade. If you loop the lanyard under the blade then the blade will slice the lanyard into two pieces. It seems like someone at CRKT should have noticed this. I can't recommend the knife.
5 out of 5
Bob
Illinois
Apr 11, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
NICE EDC
This is my EDC, it's a little big but I knew that going into it. My first CRTK and it's holding up just fine... what do you guys want for the price, it's a very solid knife. I've used it for over a month now and found the Zytel scales and great with wet hands And, when you pull it out people stand back. Thanks CRTK and Knife Center.
4 out of 5
Andrew
France
Apr 08, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality
Good for big hands, good value at the discount price
I purchased this because I have large hands. It certainly works for me on that score. The handle is a bit wider than average, and the extra length means that the distinct 'hooked' ends to the underside of the handle cradle my fingers well. It is isn't going to slip forward/back or twist in my my hand. It is a relatively heavy beast. With the relatively long grip and blase, plus the weight, you feel like you have a lot of knife in your hand (and pocket). The handle material is quite hard, but very grippy with the deep scale texture. It is packed with an extra clip and screws, and the clip can be attached front or rear, or either side (assuming that you can find the tiny size of hex-head key necessary to undo the three screws). The blade is pretty sharp out of the box, and can be deployed one-handed, no problem. Smooth and easy to start out in motion with thumb and forefinger on the blade lugs, and then complete the motion with the thumb. The lock mechanism works. My single gripe with the knife is that there is some side-play in the blade, and this seems to be play in the mechanism. Rather disappointing from a manufacturer with the reputation of CRKT. Overall, I am satisfied with the product at the price I paid. Is it worth the full original retail price? - No.
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