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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)
Retail Price: $59.99
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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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Pit
Switzerland
Apr 08, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Best CRKT ever
This is the best CRKT knife I have. The handles feel very good and strong. The knife has no bladeplay and was sharp out of the box. Flipper and Linerlock work great. Very good knife for this price...
4 out of 5
Charles H.
Mason, Tn.
Apr 03, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, None
Good Value
I like this knife! I believe it is a good value knife that provides above average steel. The knife opens smoothly and has good lockup. It came very sharp. The handle feels good in the hand. The only miss for me is the handle material....As others have said, the material feels cheap. Dont get me wrong, I dont think it is going to break. It just looks cheap. Would have preferred G10, but I guess you cant have everything at that price point.
5 out of 5
Tim Br
Centerburg, Ohio
Mar 15, 2013
Pros: Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
The quality of the knife for the price was excellent. The knife arrived sharper than any I've ever bought. It is my EDC and is standing up the use / abuse it gets because of the work I do. I would have no doubts about recommending this to anyone.
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