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Columbia River K240XXP Ken Onion Swindle 3.2" 8Cr14MoV Plain Blade, Smooth Stainless Steel Handles

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Part Number: CRK240XXP
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $59.99
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CRK240XXP: K240XXP Swindle - Ken Onion Design
Who better to "cheat" the rules of typical folding pocket knife design other than world renowned Knife Designer Ken Onion, whose new Swindle™ design flows from tip to tail with the slightest of uphill curve. It innocently tricks the eye at first sight, but once in the hand the functional subtleties become apparent.

The frame lock mechanics and flipper style opener are neatly tucked into the stainless steel handles, and the hollow ground, modified wharncliffe blade moves with ease thanks to the smooth IKBS™ pivot system. The IKBS™ innovation is arguably the strongest, smoothest pivot system on the market.

The Swindle™ comes in two versions, both with Razor Sharp Cutting Edges with two distinguished handles. The K240XXP in a flat, smooth handled version and the K241XXP in a distinctive grooved handle. Both excellent selections for the refined knife enthusiast.

For carry, Ken went the extra mile with a clip design flowing from the tail end, back over the spine. The tension lever securely clips into the pocket and "nests" the knife for comfort.

If you are seeking a classy, slim everyday carry knife that "bends" the rules in your favor, the Swindle™ is a good bet.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.5 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.25 inches
    • Weight: 3.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.2 inches
    • Thickness: 0.12 inches
    • Material: 8Cr14MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Modified Wharncliffe
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 2CR13 Stainless Steel
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame Lock
  • Carry
    • Carry SystemTensioned 1 Position Clip

UPC Code: 794023924008

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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Brian B
Bridgenorth , Other
Nov 27, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Well Made Knife
The CRKT swindle knife is a really a solid quality knife with no blade play that comes with a razor sharp blade. This knife is ideal for EDC and I use it mainly for cutting fruit and the blade is well suited for this as well as harder use. I had thought about the other version of this knife but I liked the clean look of the plain handle more than the grooved handle of the Swedish Sandvik steel version. I already have a knife with 8Cr14MoV steel and I find this steel ok for general use and it does keep a good edge. The handle is solid and quite heavy and I like this in a knife because I am not a fan of light handled knives where all the weight is in the blade and the handle feels hollow.
5 out of 5
Auberry, CA
Aug 23, 2014
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
Well Made Knife
Received the knife about a week ago. I was impressed by the knife when I opened the box. I chose this model over it's grooved sibling as I liked the much cleaner appearance. Price was not a determining factor between the two. The steel in this knife is of a good quality so the selection between the two was easier. The blade opening system is butter smooth and the blade was sharp enough out of the box. The pocket clip presents an interesting approach but it does work adequately (even when wearing jeans) and is one of the main reasons the knife maintains a clean design. Great price for a well made Ken Onion knife.
5 out of 5
D.T. L.
Syracuse, N.Y.
Feb 04, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Excellent pocket knife
I bought this knife to replace one I have carried for several years. While the old knife served it's purpose, the Columbia River is a bit sleeker and opens a whole lot faster and easier.
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