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Columbia River Ken Onion Foresight Folding 3.5" AUS 8 Plain Black Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CRK220KKP
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $140.00
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Description
CRK220KKP: Foresight
Columbia River Knife & Tool
 
The CRKT Foresight™ folding knife designed by Ken Onion draws on the tried and true formula of "form follows function". Its formidable profile looks like a chiseled physique just waiting to pounce on your next cutting task with all of the control and efficiencies you would expect in a high-quality folding knife. The cold-forged aluminum handle of the Foresight™ is purposefully styled and shaped with swept finger grooves and proper palm swell to provide a confident, comfortable grip no matter the use at hand.

Ken designed the 3.5-inch modified drop-point blade with a generous belly and re-curve cutting edge to maximize tool utility. And, the IKBS ball bearing pivot system coupled with Interframe style mechanism, make opening and closing the blade as smooth as silk. Precision ground of AUS 8 stainless steel and coated with Black Ti Nitride finish... this Ken Onion knife looks cool and is plenty sharp. Available in both Plain Edge and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated Edge models.

Bottom line, some say hindsight is 20/20, but perhaps a smarter way to think is that having the Foresight™ shows you plan ahead when it comes to having the right tools.

About the Knife Designer

Ken Onion - "Though I have been a devout knife collector since childhood, collecting mostly production knives and anything else I could find, I was unaware of the custom knife industry until 1989 when I saw an issue of Knives Illustrated at a local drug store. From there I found a local knife maker named Stan Fujisaka and begged him to teach me. I made my first knife in November 1991 and have continued the craft since.á While recovering from back surgery in 1996, I decided to try to design a folder that was easier to manipulate than what was available, and not a switchblade. The result was the first assisted opening knife I called "Speed Safe" After finding some information on the whole patent process and consultation from an attorney, I got my first patent, creating a whole new category of knives between manual and auto."
Specifications
  • Dimensions
  • Open Overall Length: 8.69" (221 mm)
  • Closed Length: 5.17" (131 mm)
  • Weight: 6.3 oz. (179 g)
  • Blade
  • Length: 3.50" (89 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.16" (4 mm)
  • Material: AUS 8, 58-59HRC
  • Finish: Black Titanium-Nitride
  • Style: Modified Drop Point
  • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
  • Material: Cold-Forged Aluminum
  • Pivot: IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System)
  • Lock
  • Type: Locking Liner
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023922004

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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Clive H
Windsor, UK
Jun 02, 2013
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Seriously Good
OK, got mine in the UK because it was cheaper for just one purchase. Definite WOW factor here. This knife is testament to Ken Onion's talents and superb Taiwanese manufacturing. I don't mean it has luxurious materials or a perfect hand finish: it has neither. But, the tolerances, selection of materials and the way it's been put together is simply excellent. Though probably not for use everywhere (sand in the bearing? no thanks) it's a beautiful and completely usable thing. Weighs 182g which isn't feather light but it feels right. 4 outstanding features: flipper / IKBS opening which makes it more like an assisted-opener; super-comfortable hand feel - ergonomics & balance; rock solid lock-up; and the neat short pocket clip which keeps clear of your fingers. This gets a big thumbs-up from me. It looks and handles brilliantly and it's super well-designed and very well-made. I sold another folder to help fund this purchase, very glad I did.
5 out of 5
Viktor
Minnesota
May 08, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
It is very good knife, very comfortable hadle. I like blade itself nice, I use everywhere . Thanks
5 out of 5
Paul I.
Pearl City, Hawaii
Feb 26, 2013
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
A great purchase in every way
I think Ken Onion is the best there is. This is a hefty knife, sporting a thick contoured blade and extremely comfortable handle which fits nicely in the hands. Very small but practical pocket clip. The action is glass smooth and super fast. Liner lock is easy to release. This is not a gentlemens knife. This guy is practical and made to be a work horse. An absolute must for any collector.
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