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Columbia River K480KKP Ken Onion Shenanigan Z Folding 3.25" Plain Blade, Zytel Handles

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Part Number: CRK480KKP
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CRK480KKP: K480KKP Shenanigan Z
CRKT
 
We asked Ken Onion, Hawaiian custom knife maker, designer, inventor and member of the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame, to give us his ideas for a no-nonsense line of sport and work folders. Our goal was to offer great utility and quality in a rugged high-value locking liner folder. 

Ken came up with a work knife version featuring an almost indestructible glass filled nylon frame that we call the Shenanigan Z. Even though Ken is known for his assisted opening folders, in this case, the combination of the open-build frame, blade flipper, and lubrous washers and bronze bushings at the pivot allow for fast one hand opening in an exceptional knife. All models feature 3.25" long blades with a classic Ken Onion profile. 

There is a modified drop point with a slight recurve and a swedged top edge. The stainless steel liner lock is a strip lock, inset into one handle to save weight. This makes for a knife that is exceptionally strong, lightweight and comfortable. 

Shenanigan Z offers our workhorse AUS 8 blade steel in a bead-blast finish, plus a frame of tough, glass filled nylon. This is a rugged, value-priced knife that can be used daily on the job. It is one that will take the worst abuse from impacts, abrasion, and solvents and still look good. The combination of contoured handle, index finger notch and checkered grip pattern make the Shenanigan models very friendly to the hands. 

Both models come with a thoughtfully designed custom stainless steel pocket/gear clip with a black corrosion-resistant coating. 

Ken Onion isn't playing any tricks here. CRKT is pulling the Shenanigans.
Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.875 inches
    • Weight: 4.1 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.25 inches
    • Thickness: 0.119 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Modified Drop Point
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023948004

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.
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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Daniel P
EL Nido California
Jul 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Great work knife stays sharp easy open gets the job done
4 out of 5
Steve
Clarksville TN
Jul 03, 2015
Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
good knife
I am pleased with the knife but I would like it better if the assisted opener was a size bigger. I previously owned a Kershaw hump knife that had a perfect flip action and opened without wrist action. I gave it to my son because it was to heavy for me. I love the weight of your knife but think the index finger flip lever could be inproved.
5 out of 5
Kenneth D
ct.
Jul 01, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Ken Onion knife
For a blister pack knife I love it,,,!!!!!!!!!!1
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