Columbia River Vertex DP Assisted 3.125" Drop Point Blade, Black Micarta Handles - 1040
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CR1040: Vertex DP
Columbia River Knife & Tool
This CRKT Vertex folder line has all the angles: Micarta scale inserts, OutBurst opening, and Fire Safe actuation. Looks like a custom to me.
A continuing focus at Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) has been to offer custom quality in popularly priced production knives. This effort has two main directions: innovative design and exotic materials. We’ve combined these two thrusts in this knife line, and we named it the Vertex because that is the geometric point where two lines intersect.
First, it’s a striking shape submitted by one of our many outstanding designers, that places a symmetrical scale precisely at the palm swell, resulting in a secure and comfortable grip.
Second, we built the Vertex line using the same materials a custom knifemaker would: premium blade steel, stainless steel liners, black hard anodized 6061 aluminum scales, and hand-shaped scale inserts of cocobolo wood or Micarta.
Both models are sized for daily carry, with four-inch handles and 3.125” blades of 8Cr14MoV stainless steel in a satin finish.
Then, to add value and give instant one-hand opening, we built in our patented OutBurst assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire Safe mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. It is both very fast, and very safe, because simply pressing the Fire Safe button does not open the knife. You must both press down and nudge the blade outward deliberately.
Vertex DP. The model 1040 sports a drop point blade with a high hollow grind, and black Micarta scale inserts.
Vertex CP. For those who prefer a clip point blade grind, we offer the model 1045, which has a pronounced notch at the top of the blade thoughtfully integrated into the false grind near the tip. Scale inserts are hand shaped and polished cocobolo hardwood.
Both Vertex models feature custom removable stainless steel clips in a black oxide finish.
Finally, we’ve created a vertex of another type - we have aimed our suggested retail price to intersect with your most optimistic price expectations.
- The OutBurst assisted opening mechanism cannot be actuated until you firmly press the Fire Safe button and nudge it.
- Custom features include premium blade steel, 6061 anodized aluminum handles with cocobolo or Micarta inserts.
- 1040: Drop Point Blade, Razor-Sharp
- Cutting Edge, Micarta Scales
- Blade: Length: 3.125” (79 mm)
- Thickness: 0.111” (2.8 mm)
- Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
- Closed: Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)
- Open: Overall length: 7.25”
UPC Code: 794023104004
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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.