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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

CRKT - Cascade Lockback Knife Review

Highly recommended Knife, great grip, quick opening due the the dual thumb studs, features a belt clip, Would also be quite a good self defense tool.
Bead blast blade, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


Jim Hammond's Cruiser series of customs seemed like an ideal starting point in a development of a high quality affordable lock back work folder. As the first custom knife maker and Knife makers' Guild member to work with Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), he understood the translation necessary to arrive at their successful production Cascade Lock back.

The blade is a Hammond modified clip point shape, hollow ground from 420J2 stainless steel with a bead blast finish, and available with a Combination Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edge.

For maximum comfort, it incorporates Twin-Fused handle technology using a rigid, injection molded high-impact polycarbonate frame with a soft, comfortable diamond patterned injection molded Kraton® grip for a firm, safe hold. This build, combined with the rounded handle cross section, deep finger choil with guard, pronounced butt pommel and blade thumb ramp with friction grooves, results in one of the most secure and comfortable grips in any folder, at any price.

Blade Length: 3.375" (8.6 cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.13" (0.35 cm)
Blade Steel: 420J2
Rockwell Hardness: 54-56 HRC
Closed Length: 5.25" (13.3 cm)
Open Length: 8.50" (21.6 cm)
Knife Weight: 4.8 oz. (136 g)
Sheath Material: Black Cordura

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