Columbia River Knife & Tool 6442 Edgie, Zytel Handle, Plain
Since the dawn of human history, man has dreamed of a knife that would sharpen itself during normal use. Here it is, the patented brainchild of inventor Maj. Howard Pope (USAR Ret.), who collaborated with custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Steve Jernigan. Steve created a practical and affordable prototype, which was the basis for our new folder.
We call it the Edgie because it hones its edge every time it is opened or closed. This first CRKT Edgie model was designed to be a simple, affordable utility knife with broad appeal.
The secret is an aluminum oxide-coated spring sharpener built into the folder frame. (Why didn't I think of that?) It is placed at the precise angle to give the Edgie's Wharncliffe blade a sharpening stroke as it is closed, and again as it is opened. Not only do you never need to sharpen the Edgie with stones or wheel, but you should not, because it may alter the Edgie's proper self-sharpening edge angle. Of course, it is important during a long cutting work session to periodically open and close the blade to maintain the edge.
The high-carbon stainless steel blade in satin finish features a strong full-width spine for most of its length, dual hollow grinds, and the single cutting edge. Because the internal abrasive sharpening strip works on this one edge only, a tiny burr forms, which actually helps cutting action, acting as a microserration. This makes the Edgie tops for cutting cardboard boxes, rope, cord and even ripe tomatoes.
For strength and long life, we've used our InterFrame build, with two stainless steel liners and stainless steel back spring, all in satin finsh. The injection-molded Zytel scales have castellations at the spine and a checkered inset pattern to enhance grip.
Finally, a removable stainless steel clip in satin finish makes this a most versatile work knife, ready to clip inside pockets, on belts or webbing, on tool belts, or on sports gear.
Because the aluminum oxide strip is designed to last as long as the blade itself, the Edgie is covered by CRKT's limited lifetime warranty like all CRKT knives.
~Blade: Length: 2.875" (7.3 cm)
~Thickness: 0.10" (0.25 cm)
~Steel: 420J2, 54-56 HRC
~Closed: Handle length: 4.125" (10.5 cm)
~Open: Overall length: 7.00" (17.8 cm)
- ~Weight: 3.8 oz. (108 g)
- Blade Length (inches): 2.88
- Blade Material: 420J2
- Lock Style: Liner Lock
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.