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Columbia River 7904 Hammond Cruiser Black Handle 3.75" 8CR14MoV Blade, Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CR7904
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CR7904: Hammond Cruiser
Columbia River Knife & Tool
 
Jim Hammond's Cruiser is a multi-purpose folder that has garnered much praise.

The Cruiser abounds with design subtleties. For example, the handle features a forward slanted friction grooved thumb ramp and a deep finger choil for the index finger, allowing what is known as the "fencer's grip".

To simplify the clean open build, a unique blade stop channel is CNC machined within the blade. This in turn, allows a friction grooved, tapered blade extension (or flipper) which aids opening the Cruiser, and then neatly completes the finger choil. It has been called "the sweetest flipper in the business."

In translating Jim's custom Cruiser into production, Columbia River used their extremely durable InterFrame build with 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking. The injection molded black textured Zytel scales featuring their Operator's Grip are radiused and contoured with swells to perfectly fit the hand. The long handle, with a pronounced pommel, feels secure and entirely right.

Their work and sport version of the Cruiser use tough 8CR14MoV stainless steel for the clip-point blade. It has a high hollow grind that curves upward near the tip and a long false top edge, making it an exceptionally versatile work tool. Dual thumb studs and Teflon blade bearings at the blade pivot allow smooth one hand opening and closing.

They've also incorporated the patented Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®) into the Cruiser, which makes the folder a virtual fixed blade when engaged.

To give the Cruiser maximum utility in a variety of work situations, Columbia River had Jim design a special paddle style pocket clip, which can be attached in four positions: tip up, tip down, left or right. (The Cruiser is not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry.) Two clips and extra torx screws are included. The stainless steel clips are Teflon plated.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.75" (9.5 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14" (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 8CR14MoV Stainless Steel, 55-57 HRC
  • Handle: Closed length: 5.25" (13.1 cm)
  • Weight: 6.1 oz. (173 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023790405

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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Shawn
Mtns.
Oct 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Is what it is.
I can't believe how some will compalin about a folder that cost $20,yet they will spend $75 on a folder that has similiar materials,similiar fit and finish,and similiar steel,and brag about how "wicked"sharp,strong,and impressive it is.For those who dont know:8cr14mov is comparable to Aus8.It actually specs out BETTER than Aus8.The Hammond Cruiser has an Msrp of $70.But you can get them for $20.And for that $20 you get a 3.75 inch Shaving sharp clip point blade.Good,not great fit and finish.A strong lockup.It has a linerlock and also the Lawks system.It is plenty strong enough.Blade centering on mine was spot on.Zero blade play.The handle is perfect.It's a handful.The honeycomb texture gives a good grip.This knife feels natural in your hand.It's outstanding in forward and reverse grip.Although this is a large folder,it has a thin profile and actually doesn't take up nearly the space in your pocket that you think it would.The only negatives were:Thumbstuds.There hard to get ahold of.They are placed in a bad spot,and should have been placed a few cm. up on the handle.I took mine off,and just use the flipper.The flipper works fine,though not as smooth as a Ripple,because of the large,heavier blade.Also the pocket clip will grab your pants.It has a spoon shape,and is tight.It's NOTHING like a Cold Steel pocket clip though.Overall,for $20 what more do you expect? I am very satisfied.I spent $73 dollars on a folder that has a Huge fan base,and the knife came with alot of HYPE,and ridiculous claims,and when i finally used the knife,i was not impressed one bit.It was said to have a shaving edge,and GREAT edge retention,and while it did come shaving,the edge dulled VERY quickly,and cant keep half the edge the brand claims it could.The f/f was NOT as advertised either.Now THAT is "average" to me.Not spending a mere $20 on a folder,and expecting it to be a world beater.BTW,the ONLY other brand out there that has a folder that cost UNDER $20 that can compare to the HC is the Kabar Dozier designed folder.
3 out of 5
Chris
Dunedin, Other
Nov 25, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Weight
Average
This is an average knife at best. The blade is severely off centre and very difficult to open, though it is entertaining watching my mates trying to open it with one hand. Handle is comfortable for my very large hands and I have no issues with the materials or grip. the liner lock is solid but very difficult to press to the side when closing it. pocket clip has certainly prove to be strong. The blade is made of a reasonable steel that holds an edge quite well and sharpens relatively easy. The overall fit and finish is terrible but flush, so, average at best.
3 out of 5
Jeff
Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 26, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material
Cons: Blade Material, None
A very useful tool.
This knife has an incredibly comfortable handle for those of us with large hands. It is primarily a tactical knife, but serves well for a wide variety of tasks. The thumbstuds are superfluous, and not well placed. They tended to get caught on my pocket. I removed mine with no regrets. The flipper works just fine on its own. This knife will deploy very well with a bit of practice. The honeycomb texture of the grip does a great job of helping you maintain control. The only downside is that it can slow deployment by grabbing the material as you draw it. In thin material tactical pants or chinos it is no problem. But in canvas or denim, it can be some trouble. I really like the blade geometry of this knife. It is very reminescent of Bob Kasper's work, which I also like. Lockup is tight and the LAWKS system works fine if you are worried about it. The biggest complaint I have is that the steel in mine seems a bit soft. I can sharpen it, but it does not hold the edge as well as I would like. This is not a small knife, so it may not be best for every day carry. It is out of production so the price is very attractive. With better steel I would have given it four stars for sure. As it is discounted, it is still a decent value and a very useful knife. Just be ready to sharpen it frequently...
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