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Columbia River Edgie 2 Self-Sharpening 3.25" Plain Blade, Black Scale Insert - 6444K

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Part Number: CR6444K
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR6444K: Black Edgie™ 2
Columbia River Knife & Tool

Now there are two patented* knives that sharpen themselves, thanks to inventor Maj. Howard Pope and knifemaker Steve Jernigan.

Since the dawn of human history, man has dreamed of a knife that would sharpen itself during normal use. Here it is, the patented* brainchild of inventor Maj. Howard Pope (USAR Ret.), who collaborated with custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Steve Jernigan. We call it the Edgie™ line, because they hone their edges every time they are opened or closed.

The secret is diamond-coated spring sharpeners built into the folder frames, placed at the precise angle to give the blades a sharpening stroke as they are closed and opened. Not only do you never need to sharpen the Edgie blade with stones or wheels, but you should not, because it may alter the blade's proper self-sharpening edge angle. Of course, it is important during a long cutting work session to periodically open and close the blade to maintain the edge.

A note about the cutting edge. The diamond sharpening strips cause a tiny burr to form, acting as a microserration, which helps cutting action. This makes the Edgie tops for cutting cardboard boxes, rope, cord, garden stalks, and even ripe tomatoes. The more you sharpen Edgie models, the more pronounced this microserration honing becomes. For those who are used to a traditional Razor-Sharp edge, it may be disconcerting, but it is the secret of why the blades cut through fibrous materials so effectively.

All Edgie models feature removable stainless steel clips in satin finish.

Edgie™ 2. Steve Jernigan came up with a dual-edged Edgie lockback with a 3.25" blade. The "American Eagle Wharncliffe" blade grind tapers at the tip for better penetration and much easier cutting of thick materials such as corrugated cardboard.

Again, the frame is superstrong thanks to our stainless steel InterFrame build with Zytel scales. A textured surface and soft grooved TPR insert give excellent grip under all conditions.available.

The long blade slot allows easy one-hand opening. The lockback release is at the butt for exceptional lockup safety.

That's the Edgie story. It's not too glamorous, just a tale of affordable and tough little work knives designed to take a lot of use and stay sharp.

Specifications
  • Blade: Length: 3.25" (83 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.10" (2.5 mm)
  • Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 5.30" (135 mm)
  • Open: Overall length: 7.50" (191 mm)
  • Weight: 4.3 oz. (122 g)
Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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Aravinthan Rp
Tamilnadu, India.
Aug 03, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath, None
Great concept at good price
Very sharp, sturdy, good size. Get one while it's still available and on sale. It doesn't come with a cover or sheath.
4 out of 5
Brian
Monroe, NC
May 02, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, None
good utility knife
At first glance I was skeptical about this thing. The blade looks lean. The opening isnt as smooth as im accustomed to. But - its growing on me. In a warehouse environment I have to frequently cut boxes, string, ties, etc. This knife handles it all easily and stays fairly sharp thanks to the self sharpening feature. It's hard to beat the quality of this knife for such a cheap price. I've already recommended this knife to a friend.
5 out of 5
Jon
Castle Rock, CO
Apr 30, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Great Knife
Can't beat this knife for the price! Perfect work knife.
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