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Columbia River Ikoma Sampa Gentleman's Tactical Folder 3.125" Satin Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CR5330
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR5330: Ikoma Sampa
Columbia River

An encouraging trait of the international custom knifemaking community is a sense of brotherhood and the willingness to share and encourage other members. As an example, take the friendship of Hawaiian knifemaker Ken Onion and Brazilian knifemaker Flavio Ikoma. Ken has encouraged use of the Ikoma Korth ball bearing pivot system on his CRKT knives, and had also counseled Flavio on the directions his designs might take. Our Sampa, Flavio Ikoma's first folder designed for CRKT, is the fruit of that friendship.

Ken suggested the general parameters of a "gentleman's tactical" folder and Flavio did the rest. In overview, this is a lightweight and stylish locking liner folder with a clean open build and exceptionally fast and fluid flipper opening. The blade is premium AUS 8 stainless steel in a drop point shape with recurve and high hollow grind. The Model 5330 has a high satin finish with a Razor - Sharp cutting edge, while the Model 5335K has a Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edge with a black titanium nitride blade coating.

The Sampa frames are cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum, which is clean-up machined, gray anodized for a titanium look, and then surface finished, revealing a bright surface pattern which aids grip. The strip locking liner is 420J2 stainless steel, precision inset into one frame. Flavio developed the IKBS ball bearing system to be entirely raceless, the bearings running in channels machined into the blade and frame. In this case, we have incorporated a stainless steel race/bushing in the aluminum frames for long life. The IKBS pivot system is durable and requires little maintenance, yielding a folder with great rigidity and no blade play. A spring-loaded ball detent keeps the blade securely closed until needed. Then, a fast press on the flipper yields instant opening and lock-up. A custom removable Teflon-coated stainless clip is standard on both models.

This is clearly a personal knife for the high-achiever who values innovative design and custom-knife quality in a personal accessory. It is also an excellent value.
Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.25 inches
    • Weight: 2.7 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.125 inches
    • Thickness: 0.115 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Drop Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 6061 Aluminum
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • IKBS: Yes
    • Flipper: Yes
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023533002

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.
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Tim H.
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 11, 2011
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great everyday carry
Quality of the hinge, blade, and handle are great. Plus, knife looks great!
5 out of 5
Bill C.
Emmaus, PA
Oct 11, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Outstanding knife
beautiful looking knife,easy. smooth opening.
5 out of 5
Francois
Switzerland
Aug 22, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
The opening is SOOOO SMOOTH !!!!!!
I have bought this one in a french store, it was from a stock with some cosmetic blemish ( I do not have see them, but there was a big X laser engraved on the blade, so you cannot said it is the normal one) of course there was a bargain price. So, the opening in unbelievable, so smooth, it's a joy to use, not the brutal force of a assisted knife. The feeling of the handle is very nice and the design much better.
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