Columbia River Side Hawg 3, Zytel Handle, Tanto Blade, Zytel Sheath
Mike Franklin is an award-winning custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member whose company, HAWG! Knives, is located in Aberdeen, Ohio. His slogan, "Knives With An Attitude" certainly demonstrates his personal approach. His first CRKT design was the popular and most unusual Serengeti Hunter three-knife system. His CRKT Side Hawg family is equally surprising, a group of minimal and functional single-side knives made of high-carbon stainless steel with Zytel® sheath plates and carabiner lanyards.
The original Side Hawg 1 is skeletonized with CNC-chamfered edges. The deeply curved modified drop point blade has a 1.625" Razor-Sharp cutting edge. It is a versatile shape, designed for a broad range of outdoor tasks from carving, cutting line or rope, slicing and trimming, to skinning game. A deep finger choil locates the knife in the user's hand and gives a secure grip. Friction grooves on the spine locate the thumb securely.
The new Side Hawg 2 is a bit longer at 5.50", with a 2.375" drop point blade and a single-side textured Zytel® scale. It's more of a daily work knife with a longer handle for better grip and a more versatile blade.
Also new is the Side Hawg 3 with a modified 2.00" Tanto blade, a single-side grind in the traditional Japanese mode. Again, a textured single-side Zytel scale gives added grip. The result is a very slender personal carry.
All three Sheath Plates are constructed of lightweight black Zytel® with stainless steel posts and saddle clips. Each Side Hawg is securely held by placing its locator hole over the post, and then rotating the knife down into the saddle clip. The precision fit of the knife's flat-ground side, plus a molded security ridge, effectively seal the cutting edge to the frame. Drawing the knife is a fast one-hand action.
The knife/sheath plate is small enough to be carried in a pants pocket, coat pocket, vest pocket or PFD pocket. A carabiner and swivelling nylon strap allow you to attach the Side Hawgs to D-rings, belts, or belt loops, so you won't lose them whether you are running through the brush or running a river.
Each of us has our favorite, but they are so affordable, you can be a hawg and buy all three.
- Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
- Blade: Length: 2.00" (5.1 cm)
- Thickness: 0.09" (0.24 cm)
- Steel: 420J2, 54-56 HRC
- Knife: Overall length: 5.00" (12.7 cm)
- Weight: 1.0 oz. (28 g)
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.