Exclusive: Questions about the CRKT Ken Onion Outrage

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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But one more question: How many folding knives do you need?

— Mark Kakkuri

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2 thoughts on “Exclusive: Questions about the CRKT Ken Onion Outrage

  1. Ron G.

    Looks like the knife is made of chinese steel so I assume the knife is made in china also. From my personal experience chinese steel is soft and does not hold an edge especially the steel this knife is made of. If this knife is in fact made in china it is WAY over priced.

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