Keys, wallet, Slacker. For a designer like Ken Onion, there's no shortage of genius ideas, sketches, and one-offs that litter his shop. The Slacker folding knife is his personal thought experiment realized: can an attractive, low-profile knife be built around Field Strip? The answer is resounding.
In his workshop in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Ken Onion built himself a personal everyday carry. His friends loved it so much, they insisted that he bring it to CRKT for a full production line. Only slightly modified from the custom he built himself, the Slacker houses a satin-finished drop point blade between a textured aluminum handle. The checked pattern not only balances the look, it makes for solid grip amid daily grime. If it starts to slow down, Field Strip lets you restore it to perfect working order on the spot.
Ken designed the Slacker by and for himself. So naturally, we couldn't resist.
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.