Ken Onion Swindle – An honestly Great Deal
Columbia River’s models that are designed by world famous knifemaker Ken Onion have a great reputation for innovation and quality. This latest release, the “Swindle” is a really innovative pocketknife. The handles are super slim and smooth allowing for easy pocket carrying. The IKBS system of blade pivot is very slick and the opening is just silky smooth. The overall shape is very unique and artsy and the hollow grind is so deep that the edge is really hair thin. We like this folder a lot. The steel is basic and we wish it was a little (or a lot!) more premium, but, as it is, this is a great every day carry knife. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is some more info from Columbia River Knife and Tool:
Who better to “cheat” the rules of typical folding pocket knife design other than world renowned Knife Designer Ken Onion, whose new Swindle™ design flows from tip to tail with the slightest of uphill curve. It innocently tricks the eye at first sight, but once in the hand the functional subtleties become apparent.
The frame lock mechanics and flipper style opener are neatly tucked into the stainless steel handles, and the hollow ground, modified wharncliffe blade moves with ease thanks to the smooth IKBS™ pivot system. The IKBS™ innovation is arguably the strongest, smoothest pivot system on the market.
For carry, Ken went the extra mile with a clip design flowing from the tail end, back over the spine. The tension lever securely clips into the pocket and “nests” the knife for comfort.
- Open Overall Length: 7.5 inches
- Closed Length: 4.25 inches
- Weight: 3.3 ounces
- Length: 3.2 inches
- Thickness: 0.12 inches
- Material: 8Cr14MoV
- Blade-HRC: 58-59
- Finish: Satin
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Modified Wharncliffe
- Edge: Plain
- Material: 2CR13 Stainless Steel
- Type: Frame Lock