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Columbia River K490KKS Ken Onion Shenanigan Flipper 3.25" Black Combo Tanto Blade, Aluminum Handles

Part Number: CRK490KKS
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)


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CRK490KKS: K490KKS Shenanigan Tanto - Cold Forged Aluminum Handle - Combo Edge - Black - Designed by Ken Onion
Custom knifemaker Ken Onion uses his form and function design prowess in the Shenanigan T folder, especially in the blade profile. This tactical knife version of the original utility work horse Shenanigan features a tanto blade shape that is purposely pointed for piercing, while having a high hollow grind ideal for a razor thin cutting edge. Blade actuation is quick and efficient with the use of the blade flipper. All blades are premium AUS 8 steel, black titanium nitride coated for heavy tactical use, non-glare, and corrosion resistant. 

The Shenanigan T handle shape provides confident grip through nicely profiled palm swell, overall dimensional balance and a swept finger groove. A cold forged aluminum handle features texture checkering for non-aggressive, effective tactical grip. 

This locking-liner folder design offers all of the tactical "tool" qualities you need—without drawing unwanted attention with its clean, sleek look.

About the Knife Designer

Ken Onion

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."
  • Blade flipper opener is quick and simple to use.
  • Handle shape is contoured and palm swelled for sure grip, bare handed or gloved.
  • Modified Tanto blade shape with partially serrated recurved cutting edge are an effective tactical use combination.
  • Features flipper opener and comes with removable stainless steel carry clip for easy access.
  • The cold forged aluminum handles are designed with pocket inlays of soft, molded inserts with checkering for grip.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.875 inches
    • Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.25 inches
    • Thickness: 0.119 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Black Ti Nitride
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Combo w/Triple Point Serrations
  • Handle
    • Material: Cold Forged Aluminum
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023949001

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.