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Columbia River 2010D Crawford Kasper Dragon Combat Knife 4.5" Bead Blast Blade, Desert Tan Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CR2010D
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR2010D: Crawford/Kasper Dragon, Desert Tan
Columbia River

Bob Kasper, the late writer and combat instructor, designed the basic outline of the C/K Dragon after ten years of study into the principles of extreme in-close fighting developed by Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard over fifty years ago. These techniques use automatic conditioned reflexes with minimal body movement. The knife is considered as part of the hand.

Bob sent his sketch to award-winning custom knifemakers Pat and Wes Crawford of Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, who developed the handle scales. As Pat Crawford says, "This knife is all business. I hope it will become a part of Bob's legacy to the professional martial arts community."

Like its namesake, the C/K Dragon bites (with the tapered tip), claws (with the long Wharncliffe cutting edge), and strikes (with the pommel) its adversary. We at CRKT have engineered our production model to be as close as possible to the Crawford custom Dragon, which has proven popular with law enforcement and military operators.

The 4.50" full tang blade has a tapered Wharncliffe grind for great penetrating power. It is made of exceptionally tough 9Cr18MoV high-chromium stainless steel to stand up to the worst abuse.

The handle features a deep finger choil and textured zytel scales with deep diagonal grooves for optimum grip with gloved hands and under wet conditions, aided by deep friction grooves at the thumb. At the pommel, a pointed metal hammer tip is useful for window breaking and other tactical impact needs.

True to Bob Kasper's concept, this is a knife with perfect balance that truly feels like part of your hand. Mass is centered at the palm, and the tapered blade tip makes the Dragon feel like a much smaller knife.

Despite its tactical intentions, we have found that thanks to its weight, balance, grip and long precision cutting edge, the Dragon makes a very functional and versatile knife in the shop, too. Enter the C/K Dragon.

* U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4.50" (114 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Steel: 9Cr18, 58-60 HRC
  • Knife: Overall length: 9.25" (235 mm)
  • Weight: 4 oz. (114 g)
  • Sheath (included with knife)
  • Material: Kydex
  • Overall length: 6.0" (152 mm)
  • Width: 2.5" (64 mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (31 g)
  • Weight w/Clip: 2.5 oz. (70 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023201055

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
3.750 (4 reviews)
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Ed B
Fayetteville, Ar
Mar 13, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish
Handle scales too short amoung other problems,
This is my first disappointment in a CRKT product. First was the blade finish; a semi-polish not anywhere near a bead blast finish. I can live with that as I have a sand/bead blast rig. Second was the handle design. To begin with the scales are too short and do not provide for a secure grip if you have larger hands like me. I would recommend extending them back to cover the tang fully. They could also have better fitting in dimensions they look and feel really cheesy. And could benefit from a more aggressive/rougher texture. If this thing was priced higher I would be sending it back but at least I have a blade and sheath to tinker with. Oh on the sheath, not too bad to be honest but a little wide with the arm/leg band loops. Not needed with the 2 provided attaching plates IMHO. To sum it up this knife is a no go as is. Beef up the handle scales, provide the finish as the model is advertised to have and streamline the sheath. If you can do that at around a $10 to $15 price point increase you CRKT will really have something here,
5 out of 5
Ethan Like
Michigan
Aug 28, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Finish
Cons: None
Dragon is Great
Really comfortable great design, awesome price
4 out of 5
Daniel C
Twentynine Palms, Ca
Aug 06, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Great addition to my collection
Because I believe that a combat knife does not have to be a monster. The Wharncliff blade is ideal for both thrusting and slashing and can be controlled with both the arm or the wrist. The only draw back from a 5 rating is the handles. I have small hand and these handles are not hand filling even in my hand. I have a nice piece of Cherry wood that I intend to replace the Zytel with as soon as I get the tool to remove the old handles.
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