This week we’re spotlighting the new Ken Onion design for Columbia River Knife & Tool. This knife is called the Outrage, but it sure as heck isn’t going to cause any. I’ve been a big fan of Onion’s designs for CRKT for some time, and this one is no exception.
It won’t come as a surprise to anybody that the deployment here is smooth and fast, thanks to the IKBS ball bearing pivot system. The flipper is a little small, but it’s got some jimping on top to help you snag it. Blade is about a 3.25″ drop point with a hollow grind and plenty of belly. That distinctive shape means you’re going to get some really solid cutting performance out of this knife. A stainless steel liner lock keeps the blade locked in place.
Handle is a 6061 aluminum in gunmetal grey, giving it an elegant, modern appearance. The ergonomic shape feels really nice to hold, and is smooth in all the right places, leaving no uncomfortable hotspots. The finish is a little slick but there is some milled texture to provide you with some grip, and there’s solid jimping in two places on the spine, enabling secure forward and reverse grips.
This model features a deep-carry pocketclip allowing for right-hand, tip up carry. The clip’s nice wide end lets you clip it on and draw it quite easily.
Overall, the CRKT Outrage by Ken Onion is another great option for a workhorse EDC with just a hint of sophistication . To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com