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Columbia River 2010K Crawford Kasper Dragon Combat Knife 4.5" Black Blade, Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CR2010KN
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2010KN: Crawford/Kasper Dragon
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 th

  • 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: 794023201048

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.
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H. Stein
Oct 16, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Solid value
Sturdy, well balanced and with a keen edge. This knife will be used primarily for self defense and for the price you could not ask for a better all-around defensive fighter.
4 out of 5
Chris K
Reading, Pa
Oct 07, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Materials
A Little Mod 'ill Do Ya
After seeing so many negative comments about the sheath I'll share my mods for consideration. True, the added plastic piece & hardware add a lot of bulk but the sheath(at least the one I received) fit snugly & gave confidence that the sharp little bugger wasn't coming out any time w/o my knowledge. But as a collector, as most of us seem to be, I mix & match parts as necessary. Such is the case with the Cold Steel Kobun, which has a Kydex sheath & a very thin belt clip, which transferred over to the Casper & remains there to this day. A call to Cold Steel & 20 bucks later I had another to replace it & it's my favourite concealed carry knife(be SURE to check your local carry laws BEFORE attempting to carry this blade as this combination WILL raise some local & state LEO eyebrows)...Enjoy.
4 out of 5
Chris W
Fort Worth
Jul 29, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Spectacular bkade. Useless sheath.
This knife is light, well balanced and razor sharp. Absolutely great knife. The sheath is terrible though. It only comes with a plate. The holes are not the standard size like every other kydex sheath I own. So you can't even put different attachments on it.
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