Columbia River - Corkum First Strike

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Designer Steve Corkum is a custom knifemaker who has built a reputation making knives in the classic Japanese way. The First Strike, including the blade grind and edge, and the hand-wrapped handle is a knife different in almost every way from familiar Western knives.

Blade shape is a combination the the ancient straight sword and the classic double edge tanto.The grind is a convex zero edge, or appleseed cross section, resulting in an edge that is much stronger than taper or hollow grinds Blade is AUS 6M steel with satin finish.

Brand: Columbia River (CRKT)
Catalog Number: 3748
Specifications
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Length 4.5
Blade Material Stainless Steel (AUS6A)
Handle Color Black
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Pocket Clip Included No
Point Tanto
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Zytel
Total Length 9.25

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.

CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built�?without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers�? high expectations.

Sport & Work Knives

CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the

Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK�? all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it�?s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.

More natural and premium materials.

CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives

with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.

CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we�?ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.

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