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Columbia River 2605 Hammond A.B.C. Operator's Model Knife Fixed 3.75" Double Edge Blade, Drop Point Tanto, Black Handles

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Part Number: CR2605
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR2605: A.B.C. Operator's Model
Columbia River

Jim Hammond is an active outdoorsman as well as a custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member. When his diving and whitewater friends pointed out the need for a better multipurpose fixed blade, he developed his custom A.B.C. (All Bases Covered) knife/sheath system. The CRKT production versions are faithful to Jim's designs and priced to put them within reach of everyone who depends on a knife for work, survival and rescue.

The dual-grind Tanto A.B.C. Operator's Model is an ideal general purpose fixed blade for special forces operators, as well as hikers, climbers, pilots, parachutists, and military personnel.

The bottom hollow ground Razor-Sharp edge is suited to fine cutting tasks. The top Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge is ideal for rapid rough cutting through cord, nets, and other entanglements.

The blade is a full-tang skeletonized design of premium AUS 8 stainless steel. For maximum corrosion resistance, the steel is first mirror polished to close the pores, and then black titanium nitride coated. The finger choils are heavily friction grooved for sure grip.

The black injection-molded Zytel® scales have an aggressive texture, and they are held in place with corrosion-resistant stainless steel Torx® fasteners.

The Zytel sheath with dual attachment panels and black stainless spring steel clip allows eight carry modes and countless variations. Black finish brass Chicago screws allow adjustment of the knife compression fit into the sheath. Equally important, they are used for a multitude of attachment orientations: on webbing, with leg straps, on PFDs, or with a neck cord.

Strong. Simple. Versatile. Extremely corrosion resistant. All bases covered.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16"
  • Blade Material: AUS 8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade HRC: 58-59
  • Finish: Titanium Nitride
  • Grind: Double Edge-Hollow
  • Style: Drop Point Tanto
  • Edge: Plain/Triple-Point Serrations
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Carry System: Multi-Position Zytel Sheath with Clip
  • Sheath Weight: 4 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023260502

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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Jon
Northern Sweden
Aug 31, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Good choice for the water people.
Bought the blunt tip model and tried it out as a security knife for diving and general "by the coast"-activities, and found it to be a very handy emergency knife, paired with a more "bushcraft" style blade for the "ground under feet" parts. Cuts rope reasonably good, lighter prying etc no problem. Sheath butt ugly, but on the bright side, it's all function and it works good. No rust issues so far, but no real salt water here either (Eastern Sweden). Only issue so far is that in one of the boxes, a pair of yellow handle scales were missing, and one of the handle screws had mangled threads from the factory, beside that they were in good shape. Bought a pair for my sister and her husband for christmas, since they're into kayaking, long distance skating, snorkeling, waterskiing and such. Tried to explain why I found it to be a good choice as a security tool for their favorite activities. They looked at me like "Aaand we never needed a BIG DANGEROUS KNIFE before, you paranoid childish thing you!". I'd steal them back given half a chance ;-)
5 out of 5
Bruce W.
Granbury Tx.
Aug 11, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
5 out of 5
Cb
South Dakota
Jun 21, 2014
Pros: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great Knife
I love this knife. The serrations on the opposite side of the blade is a very unique design that i have never seen before. I was pleasantly surprised at how lightwieght it was, even when it was in the sheath clipped to my belt i could barely tell ot was there. It stands up to every cutting job i put it through. Great EDC knife.
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