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Columbia River K450TXP Ken Onion Eros 2 Gentleman's Folder 2" Blade, Titanium Handles

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Part Number: CRK450TXP
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CRK450TXP: Eros 2 Gentleman's Tactical Folder
Columbia River

EROS Import Knife of the Year Award" at the 2010 Blade Show.

Ken Onion was inducted into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008 and is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful knife designers of our time. He has been making custom knives since 1991 and invented the first commercially successful assisted opening mechanism in 1996, creating a new product class. He holds more than 36 patents on locks, gadgetry, mechanisms, safeties, and designs. He has collaborated on production designs with a number of prominent manufacturers, and conducts classes on knife technology around the world. He also teaches classes in design, knifemaking and business in his home state of Hawaii. In addition to cutlery, Ken has a wide variety of other product designs to his credit and in the works. We are delighted to have him as part of the CRKT team.
Features
  • Featherweight 6AL4V titanium frame lock build.
  • Fast and smooth ambidextrous flipper opening action.
  • IKBS internal ball-bearing pivot system with low initial friction.
  • CNC-machined frame gives extreme light weight and grip texture.
  • Premium Acuto+ stainless steel, “Ken Onion drop point.”
  • Coarse bead-blast finish for additional grip.
  • Custom removable stainless steel clip.
Specifications
  • K450TXP: Bead Blast Titanium Frame, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
  • Blade Length: 2.00” (51 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.079” (2.0 mm)
  • Steel: Acuto+, 59-60 HRC
  • Closed: Handle Length: 3.00” (76 mm)
  • Open: Overall Length: 5.00” (127 mm)
  • Weight: 0.7 oz. (20 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023945003

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.
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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5 out of 5
Ts Y
NYC
Jan 30, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Amazingly Small Piece w/ Stunning Detail & Precision
This is a classic Ken Onion piece. It's original larger guise was clearly deserving of the Knife of the Year Award. The detail machined into the titanium handles is stunning, the sweep of the blade's edge is, frankly put, sexy as all hell. No liners, which means the 'liner' lock is part of the handle, and even scalloped w/ grooves for easy location. The hinge bearing and sprung action is so smooth that it didn't even occur to me to look for a thumb stud. The flipper snaps the blade out lightning quick. All this detail and precision in a piece that measure barely 3" closed, w/ a e" blade makes it all the more stunning. Which brings me to the one thing I wish I'd known before I bought this, which is quite how small it is. In full disclosure, the above comments are made from a 10-minute span, as I've decided to return it, and purchase the full size original. That's why I've no long-term feedback on how well it holds up. Knowing both CRKT & Ken Onion's work well, I can safely say I've no doubt it'll be perfect.
5 out of 5
Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
Dec 22, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath, None
Tiny, light, imperceptable in the pocket
I bourght this knife several months ago and have been intending to write a review. It is very light and beautifully designed. The flipper works perfectly and has smoothed up with use. The blade was very sharp as delivered and it has retained its edge. The knife is more appropriately a clothing accessory--a nice slim item to drop into a pair of dress trousers, and not a piece of utilitarian equipment to hang from a clip in your jeans pocket. The knife does have a pocket clip, but it seems impractical considering its size. The knife did not come with a sheath and I I wanted a simple leather pocket pouch similar to the one for the Chris Reeve Mnandi and Small Sebenza. All such commerically-made pouches were way too big. So I went to my local leather shop and purchased the hide and tools to make my own--which turned out "just right," and could even accomodate the clip.
5 out of 5
Jesse S.
Oundle, UK
May 22, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Incredible tiny blade!
I bought this knife about 6 months ago after having the Eros 1 for a couple of years. It is pretty much a scale model of the larger Eros 1. It is really neat to look at and see the degree of precision it took to get a 3-D machined titanium framelock this small and light. The IKBS flipper works like a charm, and the frame lock has a solid lockup. It can be slightly more difficult to unlock than the full size eros, mostly just do to being only 66% of the size. The blade is the same thickness as the full size, but is still super thing and an incredible slicer. At only .7 oz, this knife goes in my pocket werever I go. I often pair it with the full size, just to have the neat big bro/lil bro effect, but sometimes I use it as my friendly backup to my ZT 0301 or ZT 0560. It may be pricey for such a small knife, but once you have it in hand it is easy to see why. Huge fan of this knife! Great Job CRKT and Ken Onion!
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