How many folding knives do I need? Just one more. But why this CRKT Ken Onion-designed Outrage? Three reasons really. First, the handles are made from 6061 aluminum. Strong, durable. Second, the flipper. Might be the easiest deployment of a blade available. And third, the IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System. Whatever it is, it makes the deployment super smooth and fast.
Here are the specifications from the CRKT website:
Blade Length: 3.19” (81.03 mm)
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-60 HRC
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Thickness: 0.13” (3.3 mm)
Closed Length: 4.67” (118.62 mm)
Weight: 4.5 oz
Handle: 6061 Aluminum
Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
Overall Length: 7.88” (200.15 mm)
Retail Price: $69.99
So, at 4.5 oz., does it actually feel light in weight? Yes and no. It feels very robust and durable. But it’s not heavy by any measure. And how would I describe the sharpness of the blade as it comes from the factory? In classic terms like “razor” and “wicked”, of course. Finally, what’s the story behind the shape of the blade? That’s classic Ken Onion and the long and short of it is cutting is easy, smooth, and fast no matter which direction you slice.
Favorite feature? The rounded detent for my index finger. It’s perfect. But I sure enjoy the harmony of the pivot system, the flipper, and the liner lock. And the knife’s perfect balance.
But one more question: How many folding knives do you need?
— Mark Kakkuri