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Columbia River K240XXP Ken Onion Swindle 3.2" 8Cr14MoV Plain Blade, Smooth Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: CRK240XXP
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRK240XXP: K240XXP Swindle - Ken Onion Design
Who better to "cheat" the rules of typical folding pocket knife design other than world renowned Knife Designer Ken Onion, whose new Swindle™ design flows from tip to tail with the slightest of uphill curve. It innocently tricks the eye at first sight, but once in the hand the functional subtleties become apparent.

The frame lock mechanics and flipper style opener are neatly tucked into the stainless steel handles, and the hollow ground, modified wharncliffe blade moves with ease thanks to the smooth IKBS™ pivot system. The IKBS™ innovation is arguably the strongest, smoothest pivot system on the market.

The Swindle™ comes in two versions, both with Razor Sharp Cutting Edges with two distinguished handles. The K240XXP in a flat, smooth handled version and the K241XXP in a distinctive grooved handle. Both excellent selections for the refined knife enthusiast.

For carry, Ken went the extra mile with a clip design flowing from the tail end, back over the spine. The tension lever securely clips into the pocket and "nests" the knife for comfort.

If you are seeking a classy, slim everyday carry knife that "bends" the rules in your favor, the Swindle™ is a good bet.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.5 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.25 inches
    • Weight: 3.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.2 inches
    • Thickness: 0.12 inches
    • Material: 8Cr14MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Modified Wharncliffe
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 2CR13 Stainless Steel
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame Lock
  • Carry
    • Carry SystemTensioned 1 Position Clip

UPC Code: 794023924008

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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Erik J
San Diego, Ca
Mar 26, 2016
Fun design
I love the clip on this because it sits well in slacks. The flipper works great and the blade came balanced and sharp. Two problems though. 1. The frame lock doesn't engage too well. I had instances where I was able to close it right after I flipped it open, without moving the frame lock. It feels a little loosey goosey. 2. The way this knife sits in your pocket, with the flipper on the same side as the clip, lends itself to opening up in your pocket. I did stab myself once, when I reached for it. So, you need to constantly make sure the blade is tight in an effort to mitigate the possibility of cutting your hand.
4 out of 5
Dec 09, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Great knife but not without Quirks.
I bought this Knife because of it's looks that separate it from most other gentleman's knifes. I wanted a more formal carry knife that is as use full as it is astatically pleasing. I feel like I got both of those things from this Knife. The only two things I was not to crazy about is the pocket clip and the " swoop " design the blade makes with the handle. With the pocket clip the knife wants to always sit weird in my pocket. I find that the only way to comfortable carry this knife is in me back pocket. Which I am not to fond of. With regards to the design of the handle and blade is curves out. There where times when I would be using it to cut food and what not, then I set it down, pick it back up to use it and be holding it backwards ( edge side up.) yes I was distracted when this did happen but it is not a natural feel for it's hold. Everything else is A+ Great fitting. Frame lock is very clean. Polished blade looks nice. Simple elegant styling. Quick flip action. Sharp W/ good edge retention. Overall id give this knife a B. Great knife for a formal EDC. Maybe not the most functional, but what gentlemen's knife is??
5 out of 5
Brian B
Bridgenorth , Other
Nov 27, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Well Made Knife
The CRKT swindle knife is a really a solid quality knife with no blade play that comes with a razor sharp blade. This knife is ideal for EDC and I use it mainly for cutting fruit and the blade is well suited for this as well as harder use. I had thought about the other version of this knife but I liked the clean look of the plain handle more than the grooved handle of the Swedish Sandvik steel version. I already have a knife with 8Cr14MoV steel and I find this steel ok for general use and it does keep a good edge. The handle is solid and quite heavy and I like this in a knife because I am not a fan of light handled knives where all the weight is in the blade and the handle feels hollow.
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