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CRKT Columbia River Knife & Tool Drifter G10 Razor Edge Folding Knife

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  • Features an InterFrame build with stainless steel liners and a black stainless steel clip
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number CR6450K
Item Weight4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions4.7 x 1.6 x 1.2 inches
OriginChina
Item model number6450K
Size6.5 open
Colorgray
Styleplain edge
Material8CR14MoV
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Warranty DescriptionLifetime
  
Additional Information
ASINB001DZMBY4
Best Sellers Rank #29,018 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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The affordable Drifter folding knife with razor-sharp plain edge (view larger).

What makes a good logo knife? It should be affordable, and it should have some large flat areas on the blade or frame suitable for logo imprinting. That's why Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) created the Drifter series of high-quality knives, which are priced low enough to purchase in quantity.

The Drifter G10 is a locking liner folder with black G10 scales and a premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel 2.875-inch drop point blade in a gray titanium nitride finish. It features an InterFrame build with stainless steel liners and a black stainless steel clip. This version (model 6450K) has a razor-sharp plain edge, but it also comes in a version with a combination plain/serrated edge.

Specifications

Blade Material & Finish 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with gray titanium nitride finish
Blade Style & Edge Drop point blade with razor-sharp plain edge
Handle Material G10
Lock Mechanism Locking liner
Dimensions Open length — 6.5 inches
Closed length — 3.625 inches
Blade length — 2.875 inches
Weight 2.6 ounces

About Columbia River Knife & Tool

Founded by Rod Bremer in 1994 and based in Oregon, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) offers a broad line of sport, work, and professional knives and tools that are purpose driven designs. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available. And the most innovative custom knife makers and designers in the industry have created CRKT knife, tool and accessory products.

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6450K Drifter Folding Knife, Plain Edge

At a Glance
  • 8Cr14MoV stainless steel drop point blade with gray titanium nitride finish
  • Razor-sharp plain edge
  • Durable G10 handle
  • Flat area on frame suitable for logo imprinting
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty


6450K-Drifter-closed
Black stainless steel clip (view larger).

Product Description

The Drifter G10 is a locking liner folder with black G10 scales and a premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel 2.875" drop point blade in a gray titanium nitride finish.

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The knife came very sharp.
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The shape and size of it make if perfect for an EDC knife.
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G10 handle scales have good traction.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 29, 2009
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This Chinese knife has both well-fit parts and quality materials.

The steel liners are actually sunk into the inner side of the fiberglass (G10) handle slabs, compared to the simple sandwiched construction of many similar knives which leaves the liner visible all around and tends to make the handle thicker than necessary.

The spacers between the handle halves and the blade+washers are both well-matched to each other's thickness. I occasionally see knives, sometimes even from expensive brands, with handles, washers, and spacers which just aren't the right thickness, causing the blade to wiggle or push off-center. This knife's blade is perfectly straight and solid in both the opened and closed positions.

The parts are all shaped with great accuracy. The internal cutouts inside the G10 handle slabs are perfectly ground for the thickness of the steel liners. The blade is beveled neatly on both sides, with a sharp edge right out of the box. No lop-sided grinds.

The steel is a newer Chinese "mystery steel" which is actually really good. The hardness rating (as per the manufacturer) is 58-59 HRC, which is the same as many higher-priced Japanese or US knives, and performance so far is backing that up.

The blade has an interesting gray Titanium Nitride finish. This is an actual coating of a durable substance, NOT just a sand-blasted texture used by many other knives. Sand-blasted (or "bead blasted") textures actually increase the possibility of rust, while a titanium nitride coating reduces it (though it probably isn't necessary).

The thumb stud works very well. It has layered concentric ridges, which results in both smoother rotation under your thumb and a good grip.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By ReservedRealist on December 6, 2009
For around $20 this knife was a good purchase. It's no Benchmade, but I'm personally not big into spending over $100 on a knife. They tend to get lost, broken, etc. There are a lot of positive features on the Drifter, including nice thumb studs, an attractive grey finish on the blade, and a lightweight G10 composite handle. The liner lock is simple but adequate. Personally I don't like CRKT's auto LAWKS mechanism anyways, it works about half the time, and the Drifter doesn't need it. Blade also has a nice thickness to it, although mine wasn't very sharp when I first received it. I'm not very pleased with the pocket clip, it's too tight and short, unlike the nice one on the M16 series. Overall it's a good multipurpose knife, with a (limited) capacity as a defensive tool.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Janiszewski on July 24, 2010
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The CRKT drifter is a great little knife that provides a low cost option for a locking EDC blade.
The Good: It has a keen edge and holds it fairly well. It is quite light and unobtrusive. The drifter has a 3 inch blade which is large enough for most daily tasks and small enough to be legal in most areas. The pocket clip is sturdy and holds the knife well.
The Bad: The blade steel is prone to rusting if it is exposed to sweat or other moisture. The pocket clip is not adjustable and you are stuck with tip down carry. The slight recurve blade can make sharpening a bit more challenging.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By book reviewer of portland on April 20, 2011
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Great knife - compact, light, sharp.

I keep one in the car and reach for it more often than my others. I bought a second one for a friend. Good value.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ang on March 29, 2011
This is my first crkt blade, I typically stick to ka-bar and sog products, but this has opened my eyes to crkt. This knife has been awesome. Put a nice razor edge on it and it holds nicely. The G-10 handle is outstanding. It is so lightweight which is perfect for EDC. The straight edge blade is awesome and the color of it is neat as well, very attractive. Additionally no blade play. The size is just perfect for stashing in your back pocket with it's awesomely tight clip. I could not be happier. I gave up an expensive kershaw assisted opening for this and it was worth it. I recently bought another crkt blade, the m-1610z which is also a small EDC knife because I wanted another EDC equipped with a tanto blade and serrations. Both of these knives are under $20 so just buy them, don't waste any more time! Plus, a knife collection is a great thing to have!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BAMBA, LA on April 25, 2011
Pros

Sharp blade.
Good blade centering.
Smooth deployment.

Cons

Too small for large hands.
Weak pocket clip.
(one of the screws holding down the pocket clip broke off and got stripped.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Nickles on January 31, 2011
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I love this knife. I lost the one I previously ordered and bought a new one. These are discontinued, so pick one up NOW. No blade play, comes adequately sharp (a quick run over a ceramic stone and a strop got it hair splitting sharp) The recurve is a bit difficult to sharpen, using a round rod or the corner of a stone is the best, just keep your angles solid. The handle is a bit short, but it's plenty to hold on to. It's not a "tacticool" or defensive (or offensive) knife, but I'd definitely trust it for some heavy cutting tasks. It's very sturdily built and it's my favorite EDC knife.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Koa Bartsch on February 7, 2014
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I would just like to start off by saying that this knife shipped and arrived very fast! I ordered it on Feb 4, 2014 and it arrived at the post office on Feb 6, 2014. WOW! Amazon prime's not kidding when they say two day shipping. Keep in mind that this package shipped all the way from Delaware to my home in Hawaii, that is completely across the country, in two days! Kudos to Amazon for the amazing shipping speed.

I bought this knife as an EDC. For a few years now, I've been carrying an Ontario RAT I. The RAT is literally the best 30 bucks i've ever spent in my life. If you want a larger utility knife of great quality I suggest checking out the RAT. It is an excellent blade for the price and one that has served me well (unfortunately, I can't find it). I figured the RAT may be a little too big for EDC and I ought to get something a little smaller. Chances are that if you are reading this review you are in the market for an affordable EDC and are considering other options. Some other products to consider that are about the same size and price are: Ontario RAT model II, Kershaw Skyline, and ESEE Zancudo. This range of knives tends to be tricky waters to navigate through. You have the possibility of receiving an excellent knife that is worth more than what you payed for or you could possibly receive absolute crap. This knife definitely falls into the former category!

Blade: the blade is very attractive. It is simple and elegant. As is evident in the pictures, you can see that the blade has a small recurve in it towards the rear. It is very slight and barely noticeable. It arrived paper-shredding sharp. Some of the other reviewers complained about theirs being dull. I think it is really a matter of luck. If you're lucky, you'll receive a sharp one.
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