|Item Weight||1.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 0.5 x 0.8 inches|
|Item model number||K455TXP|
|Size||Blade Length: 3.00", Thickness: 0.079"|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Blade Length||3 inches|
|Blade Edge||razor sharp cutting edge|
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Columbia River Knife and Tool K455TXP Ken Onion Eros Lightweight Razor Edge Knife
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- Incredibly light and fast opening pocket knife. Blade length: 3.0"
- IKBS ball bearing blade pivot makes the blade fly open.
- Titanium frame lock is CNC machined
- Japanese Acuto + blade steel is incredibly sharp
- 7in in open length. 4in closed length. 3in blade length
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- Folding Knife with Frame Lock
- IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System
- Satin Blade Finish
- Titanium Handles
- Blade Show Knife of the Year Award Winner
- Designed by Ken Onion
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
About the Designer
Ken Onion of Kaneohe, HI is the real deal. The youngest ever inductee into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008, he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful knife designers of all time. In 1996 he created the first commercially successful assisted opening mechanism that many knives continue to use today. Designer of the successful CRKT Eros folder series, as well as the award winning Hi-Jinx. Ken never seems to be at a loss for ideas. Ken Onion has been designing knives and innovative mechanisms for over 25 years.
CRKT Eros K455TXP
In Depth Look
For Those Who Want Five Stars, Here's the Pocket Knife Version.
This is the next version of the one that started it all and invented a whole new category called the “gentleman’s tactical”. With a smooth and fast opening IKBS ball bearing system, this everyday carry knife looks swanky and gets the job done.
Ken Onion of Kaneohe, HI designed the Eros to be a suit knife, take to church knife, or any kind of knife where refined cutting power and a bit of polish are in order. A Blade Show Knife of the Year Award winner that looks good in hand and looks even better when you open it up.
A sleek modified spear point blade crafted from high carbon stainless steel offers a fine tip and beautiful satin finish. You almost don’t want to get it dirty. Almost.
What’s truly attractive though is how quickly the blade deploys with IKBS. This ball bearing pivot system provides smooth, fast, opening action for the blade with the simple flip of finger. It’s like having your filet mignon of features with all of the finest trimmings.
In the hand, this knife feels like the shifter in a sports car. The ultra-lightweight titanium handle is detail-sculpted for a cool look and added grip traction. An extremely unique custom style carry clip makes carrying it both convenient and easy. Not to mention it gives you a subtle way to show off your stylish folder to friends.
Grab your Eros when you want a sleek sophisticated knife that’s confidently infused with a bit of testosterone.
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About Columbia River Knife and Tool
CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) offers a broad line of knives and tools for sport, work, professional, and lifestyle activities. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems. Founded in 1994, CRKT is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design.
Ken Onion was inducted into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008 and is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful knife designers of our time. He has been making custom knives since 1991 and invented the first commercially successful assisted opening mechanism in 1996, creating a new product class. He holds more than 36 patents on locks, gadgetry, mechanisms, safeties, and designs. He has collaborated on production designs with a number of prominent manufacturers, and conducts classes on knife technology around the world. He also teaches classes in design, knife making and business in his home state of Hawaii. In addition to cutlery, Ken has a wide variety of other product designs to his credit and in the works. We are delighted to have him as part of the CRKT team. The Eros is an incredibly light and fast pocket knife. Ken likes to call them "Gentleman Tactical." The Titanium frame lock is CNC machined and the Japanese Acuto + blade steel is incredibly sharp. The IKBS bearing system make these blades fly open. Once you pick up an Eros you will not be able to set it down
Top customer reviews
UPDATE: So I don't know that I would really recommend what I just did because it's rather tricky, but it worked, and I think it permanently solved the problem. In a tupperware container (to catch the bearings), I disassembled the knife. I then took the two bare outside halves and drilled two small holes in them, one on either side of the stop pin location (see picture). When re-assembled these two holes line up with the slot in the blade where the dust / lint builds up. After re-assembling the knife, these holes can be used to blow out the accumulating lint without knife dis-assembly. The holes also provide a nice way for oiling the bearings.
A note on re-assembly: I removed all the bearings from the tracks on both sides of the blade, cleaned the blade and then put some vaseline in the tracks. The vaseline was just sticky enough to hold the bearings in the tracks even when I turned the blade over to put bearings in the other side. Some cleaning with alcohol after assembly removed the vaseline, then I oiled it up and it's good to go.
First, its hard to trust reviews when you see a two star because the knife wont open fully after a few months. Any research on the ikbs ball bearing system will tell you in advance that the knife will need to be opened and cleaned regularly. A fatal flaw? No, absolutely not. A feature that offers outstanding opening and one reason many purchase it in the first place. So its not a flaw, but something you do need to be aware of before purchasing.
This got one star because its defective, has some sharp edges and generally doesnt meet the quality standard of a knife thats selling for $165 most places. While mine has a sharp edge on the bottom left side, reviews all over the net have them somewhere. Not consistently in one place, but for this price the Q.C. just isnt there. My knife takes a ton of pressure to open, rendering the ikbs system moot. Overall my $16 chill opens easier and faster. I may have overlooked that if the knife would unlock decently, but no, once open it takes two hands and a mighty effort to move the framelock. I watched many video reviews and didnt see this in any of them. However, searching customer reviews this problem comes up again and again. Once again my $16 chill (purchased here two weeks ago) is far better. Sure a frame lock is superior to the liner lock and a little more effort would be acceptable for the added security, but when you need two or three attempts, with all the strength you can muster its a fail. Id expect this out of a $7 knife out of china, but when youre paying top dollar its just rediculous. The fact that I see this problem rearing its head again and again says that the QC process isnt up to par with the price.
I will give amazon and crkt the chance to make this right, but again, its not a $7 knife, its not a $16 chill, its an extremely expensive knife for the materials used. I cant really find a comparable knife selling for this much money so I expect crkt to go over there he top making sure each knife is worth the price. Its truly embarrassing that the Kershaw chill blows this knife out of the water.
Most recent customer reviews
Liner lock makes it difficult to close sometimes; as in it sticks.Read more