Columbia River B.U.L.L., Zytel Handle, ComboEdge

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In the beginning, just over a decade ago, CRKT made its name by offering a series of quality locking liner folders at remarkably competitive prices. We became known in the knife industry as the "value company," a distinction we are still proud to hold even though our line has expanded to include sophisticated high-dollar knives. Our approach has always been: never cut corners, just give a whole lot of knife for the money.

Ensign Aaron Frederick, who is now on active duty in the U.S. Navy, found time to present his designs for a new folder, and we recognized it was the perfect Basic Utility Locking Liner (B.U.L.L.™) for CRKT. It's just the right size, with no frills, the essence of a classic utility sport and work knife.

Aaron's design has everything we like in a multi-purpose knife: a strong modified recurve drop point blade grind, an ergonomic handle with finger choil, thumb ramp, butt swell and ample friction grooves.

Over the years we've refined our InterFrame™ open build. We believe it is the most rigid and rugged available in a popular-priced work knife. We use two 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking, and injection-molded Zytel® scales, assembled with stainless steel back spacers and Torx® fasteners. Grip is improved by textured scale panels and castellations on the spine and at the butt.

The high-carbon steel blade in a high satin finish features a belly and recurve for excellent slicing and carving ability, plus a top grind that aids penetration. Models are available with Razor-Sharp or Combination Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges. At 3" long, the B.U.L.L.'s blade is large and versatile enough to tackle all those daily work tasks.

There are two ways to open the B.U.L.L.'s blade with one hand, both ambidextrous: by the thumb disk, or by a flick of the serrated extended blade tang. Closing is also an easy one-hand action, thanks to Teflon® bearings at the blade pivot.

Finally, the B.U.L.L. comes with a removable satin-finished stainless steel pocket/gear clip, just like more expensive knives.

In other words, the B.U.L.L. has the features you'd expect in a knife selling for two or three times as much. It's built like a bull, strong as an ox, and it's yours, for well, chickenfeed.

  • Blade: Length: 3.00" (7.6 cm)
  • ComboEdge
  • Thickness: 0.10" (0.25 cm)
  • Steel: 420J2, 54-56 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 4.125" (10.5 cm)
  • Open: Overall length: 7.125" (18.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 oz. (79 g)
Brand: Columbia River (CRKT)
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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.

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