Columbia River Kommer Full Throttle, Aluminum Handle, Plain, Assisted Openi
Look through the CRKT catalog, and you will see page after page of successful hunting and fishing knife designs by Knifemakers' Guild member and Alaskan guide Russ Kommer, whose custom knife shop is now in Fargo, North Dakota. But Russ blew us away with his prototype for the Full Throttle, which is definitely a rock-solid personal frame-lock folder that is made even slicker by the addition of our patented* OutBurst Assisted Opening mechanism. It is a classy everyday carry with a flat profile that fills the hand and has perfect balance.
His design uses a hefty open build. The frames are 1055 carbon steel in new Gun Metal Blue Gun Kote finish. This thin, hard coating looks like a custom blued finish, but gives superior protection from corrosion, abrasion, and impact. A pronounced finger choil enhances grip.
Gold-plated fasteners, blade stop pin, and dual ramped thumb studs add a distinctive custom touch. We have also replicated Russ's back spacer in 6061 T6 aluminum, complete with CNC-machined file work and gold plating.
The premium AUS 8 stainless steel blade in a high satin finish features a high-hollow grind. Both Razor-Sharp and Combination Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point serrated edges are available.
Both blade styles are available in conventional non-Assisted Opening models, or with our patented* OutBurst Assisted Opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade 30 degrees. All have bronze and Teflon bearings at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action.
A high-mounted custom removable mirror-polished stainless steel clothing/gear clip gives this rugged all-metal work knife great versatility for carry in pockets or on belts and gear.
As usual, we have priced Russ's design very competitively to assure that it is an excellent value, and as we do with all our knives, backed it with CRKT's lifetime limited warranty. It's a knife designed to perform, whether at idle, cruising speed, or Full Throttle.
- ~Blade: Length: 2.875" (7.3 cm)
- ~Thickness: 0.118" (0.30 cm)
- ~Steel: AUS 8, 56-58 HRC
- ~Closed: Handle length: 4.00" (10.2 cm)
- ~Open: Overall length: 6.875" (17.5 cm)
- ~Weight: 4.5 oz. (126 g)
- ~OutBurst Assisted Opening
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.
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