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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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Description
CRK240XXP: K240XXP Swindle - Ken Onion Design
CRKT
 
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.
Specifications
  • 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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5 out of 5
William
Fresno, Ca
Jul 14, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Best kife in the world??
I bought two of these and have hundreds of knives some costing more than $400...this knife was perfect in all ways..operation, blade quality, sharpness, look, etc. and was the best buy of all...CRKT really has good quality assurance and you cannot go wrong....bought FOUR more other styles last week!!!
5 out of 5
Rick
North Dakota
Jun 28, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
CRKT Swindle
This is a very nice open assist knife with a slightly upswept blade. I am a fan of Ken Onion's knives, and own several. This one, I carry every day clipped on my left back pocket. It is an ambidextrous clip, so it works wonderfully. It's also a blade up carry, so left hand removal from my pocket has the knife ready to open with just a flick of the finger. No flipping the knife around to open it. With a very little bit of practice, I can open and close this knife one handed, with my weak hand, as I'm right handed. The open assist system is prone to slowing down, if it is dirty, but just washing the knife after using it on messy things, like BBQ ribs, and a quick dry with a paper napkin, takes care of the problem. A drop of a dry lubricant on the pivot point once a month after sharpening works wonders. With my Kershaw Leek in my right pocket, (clip re-configured for blade up carry) I can open and cut with either hand. I won't leave home without them.
4 out of 5
Erik J
San Diego, Ca
Mar 26, 2016
Pros: None
Cons: None
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.
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