We asked Ken Onion, Hawaiian custom knifemaker, 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. We think we’ve met the sport knife goal in Ken’s new aluminum-framed Shenanigan™. 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. Both Razor- Sharp or Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges are available. Shenanigan™ Aluminum. The sport model features an AUS8 stainless steel blade and a cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum frame with a beadblast finish, clear anodized for durability. The stainless steel liner lock is a strip lock, inset into one frame to save weight. Finally, soft, textured, injection-molded scales are inset in the frame. This makes for a frame that is exceptionally strong, lightweight and comfortable. Finally, the sport model blades receive a black titanium nitrite coating for corrosion resistance. 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. 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 59-60 Finish Ti Nitride Grind Hollow Style Modified Drop Point Edge Available Plain or Combo Handle Material 6061 Aluminum Liner 420J2 Lock Type Locking Liner Carry Carry System 1 Position Clip Features Flipper Yes
CRKT was one of the first knife brands we picked up, that was due to the innovative designs and quality this knife line had. Below is a bit of information on this line, we hope you enjoy. CRKT® (Columbia River Knife and Tool®) was founded in 1994. From day one, CRKT put innovation and integrity first. They made a commitment to build knives and tools that would inspire and endure. CRKT collaborates with the best designers in the world and operates on a simple principle: that the greatest thing they can give their customers is Confidence in Hand. Columbia River Knife and Tool collaborates with many leading knifemakers, inventors and industrial designers who are among the most respected craftsmen and artists in the industry. They take great pride in their custom knives and CRKT production work, and they look forward to creating tha best knifes in the world. Designers like: Ed Van Hoy A.G. Russell James Williams Russ Kommer and Ken Onion Many more designers are here with CRKT, and we hope you enjoy all their fine work!