The new CRKT® Shenanigan PPS, designed by Ken Onion, is the winner at the 2011 Atlanta Blade show for Best Buy Of The Year®. This extremely rugged work knife features handles of nearly indestructible Zytel® and a Razor-Sharp cutting edge of over 3.25 inches of AUS 8 blade steel. Once again revolutionary designer Ken Onion and Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) prove they are a knockout team. They walked away with a top award for the second year running at the Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. 2011 marked the 30th annual Blade show and CRKT upheld its strong tradition of innovative quality products at a friendly price point. CRKT President Rod Bremer said, “Recognition by our industry peers is always humbling, we appreciate their acknowledgement of the Onion Shenanigan and the value that it offers to our customers.” 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. Ken came up with a work knife version featuring an almost indestructible organic polymer frame that we call the Shenanigan™ PPS. Even though Ken is known for his assisted opening folders, in this case, the combination of the open-build frame, blade flipper, and Teflon® 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.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™ PPS offers our workhorse AUS 8 blade steel in a bead-blast finish, plus a frame of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) organic polymer. 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 Teflon® 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 58-59 Finish Bead-Blast Grind Hollow Style Modified Drop Point Edge Available Plain or Combo Handle Material Zytel 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!