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Columbia River 270GKP Homefront Flipper 3.502" AUS8 Plain Blade, Green Aluminum Handles - K270GKP

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Part Number: CRK270GKP
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRK270GKP: K270GKP Homefront Folder
Columbia River
It might look like your grandpa's classic WWI folder, but it's got an impressive secret.

The Homefront knife is the first in CRKT's fleet to feature "Field Strip" technology. This in-field, no -tool take apart capability lets you purge your most reliable companion of a hard day's grime right where you are, without ever returning to your workbench.

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 Homefront 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, al-lowing for practical, quick maintenance where you stand.

From his shop in Kaneohe, HI, Ken Onion designed the tactically inspired, everyday carry Homefront knife to stay true to its vintage roots. The bayonet lug-style flipper sets off the smooth open action of the 3.5" modified drop point blade, while tank jimping on the backstrap sits snugly against your palm.

It stands up to the looks of a WWI heirloom, and it sure as hell stands up to any job it encounters. The handles are made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and house an impressively beefy AUS8 stainless steel blade. 

Classic on the outside, impressively futuristic on the inside, the Homefront is about to change everything.
  • Patent Pending "Field Strip" Technology
  • Blade Length: 3.502" (88.95 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.728" (120.09 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.313" (211.15 mm)
  • Blade Material: AUS8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.133" (3.38 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 57-58HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Brushed
  • Handle Material: Green 6061 Aluminum 
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
4.444 (9 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Mar 24, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Cons: None
Overall Good Knife - Here is how to put it back together
I agree with all the other posts about the difficulty of this knife. when I first bought this, I almost returned it as well. There is a key to putting it back together though. It took me a couple of tries to figure it out. When putting it back together, first screw in the pinwheel on the back of the knife. Then, pressure must be applied with your thumb to the torque screw head on the bottom side of the knife. This forces the axle that the blade attached to, to sit higher so that the side with the switch can actually close.Without that pressure, the axle will not pop up enough to allow the switch side to properly seat. Hope this helps.
5 out of 5
George S
On, Canada
Mar 13, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath, None
Home Front Flipper Review
Like the knife - finish was perfect, sharp blade. The flipper action is impressive, smooth and fast, one of the best things I like about the knife. The knife takes practice to disassemble, after a couple tries very easy. Would have been nice if it came a sheath to carry on belt had to go out and purchased one.
4 out of 5
Jul 19, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material
Cons: Overall Quality, None
Great EDC
I've been using this as my main EDC for about a month now and have no complaints. I was initially drawn to it because I like Ken Onion's designs and obviously the new field strip feature. The field strip feature is such an innovative idea that I think will be revolutionary in the folding knife industry. If you've ever taken apart a knife that uses tiny torx screws and standoffs, then you know how time consuming it can be. I can disassemble and reassemble this knife in about 15 seconds. It's really a great knife, but to be nit picky the overall build quality is a little lacking. It is an import, but I believe it's slightly over priced.
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