Ken Onion Swindle – An honestly Great Deal

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
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Ken Onion Ripple gets a Redo!

Ripple knives by Ken Onion get a REDO
Ken Onion Ripple gets a Redo
The Ripple series has been a great selection since they were introduced last year. This iteration has really dressed them up. The handles are a lot smoother with a steel material rather than the¬†aluminum¬†they formerly came with. The blade steel has also been upgraded to the Acuto 440 which comes harder and should give very good service to the user. The overall feel and “walk and talk” of the knives is, in our opinion, much improved. As always, they fly open on ball bearings making any spring assist mechanisms unnecessary. You can see the entire Ripple Series HERE or you can see the new ones HERE
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Columbia River Ken Onion Ripple Series of Folding Knives

Columbia River Ken Onion Ripple Series of Folding Knives
Columbia River Ken Onion Ripple Series of Folding Knives
Columbia River Knife and Tool introduces the Ken Onion Ripple series of folding pocketknives.
Columbia River Ripple Series is designed by Ken Onion. This is the first production knife we have seen designed by Ken Onion that is not made by Kershaw. It is also, and more significantly, the first production knife series utilizing the amazing IKBS system of opening – these are not assisted openers. This system utilizes ball bearings in the pivot area and allows for super smooth and fast opening. These knives are AMAZING! You can see them at
This is our favorite series since the Leek from Kershaw– also designed by Ken.
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Kershaw Damascus Steel Blade Chive

Kershaw Chive – Assisted Opener with Layered Damascus Blade
The Kershaw Chive was one of the first assisted openers on the market and has been one of our most popular items of all time. This is the prettiest Chive we have seen with gorgeous layered Damascus steel blade in black and silver. The damascus leek is generally hard to get and we bet these will also go quickly.
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