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2.3 in. drop point blade made from 3Cr13 51-53 HRC steel that features a nail nick. Hanlde is 3.1 in. and features a bead blast finish with pearlescent anthracite gray. Overall length is 5.25 in. Includes pocket clip. ATTRIBUTES Blade Detail: Plain Blade Length (inches): 2.375 Blade Material: 3Cr13 Handle Material: Anthracite Lock Style: Slip Joint Overall Length (inches): 5.25
Columbia River Knife and Tool’s Slip K.I.S.S 2 5565A is the lightest full sized K.I.S.S. knife yet. This year, because you asked for it, we're offering an even smaller model, the Slip K.I.S.S. 2, which has a 2.375" blade and weighs just one ounce. Ed has removed everything but the bare essentials, and in the process he has solved some deceptively challenging design problems. For example, the classic slip-joint pocket knife usually has a steel frame with full-length brass liners. Ed minimized the stainless steel frame, and riveted on two small brass liners to locate the blade laterally. For proper blade/frame alignment, Ed had to put a unique twist in the frame. In the process, there is a deep finger choil for grip. As a final touch, the frame is engine turned, like the firewall on a vintage Bugatti Type 37 racer. Next, he added two carefully contoured scales for comfort and as blade guards, in strong and lightweight translucent composite material. The high-carbon steel blade looks at first glance like any other flat-ground drop point pocket knife, with a nail nick for opening. But it is unusual in that the grind is asymmetrical—about 80% on the front, and nearly flat on the back—similar to other K.I.S.S. family designs. No, the Slip K.I.S.S. models are not heavy-duty work knives. Our catalog is full of knives with advanced locks and patented safeties for arduous cutting chores, so please choose one of them if you have a rough job to do. However, if you want a great lightweight pocket knife at a great price, with lots of style and a little bling-bling, then look no further.
Great. Good steel; Unlike many knives, comes sharp. Has positive half-closed detent for easy one-hand closure. Tech look, light in your pocket. Read morePublished 8 months ago by dreamer
CRKT makes great knives with the sharpest blades you can find. They also make a good tomahawk. I carry an M16-01Z for EDC & am very satisfied with the quality of its construction. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by greg