Pat and Wes Crawford, custom knifemakers in West Memphis, Arkansas, have produced many successful folder designs for CRKT over the years, many with mid-level blade steels and glass filled nylon scales. Here's our new idea: let's make a Crawford folder series that is as close to a custom knife as possible, using premium blade steel and natural materials.
Logically, we decided to call it the Natural series. Available in two sizes, these are extremely heavy-duty frame-lock folders with our patented* lightning-fast OutBurst assisted opening.
The stainless steel liners are so thick that it qualifies as a frame-lock folder. The blade can only be called a "Crawford Marauder clip point," with a scalloped top edge and dual ramped Crawford-style thumb studs for opening. Just nudge either thumb stud outward approximately 30 degrees, and the OutBurst mechanism springs the blade open with a satisfying "click."
The stainless steel back spacer receives file work like the finest customs. When it comes to grip, this folder has it all: a good-sized handle, butt pommel, two deep finger choils and thumb friction grooves on the spine.
So here's our bet: If you were walking through a custom knife show, and you picked up any of these Naturals without the CRKT logo, you would think, "Wow, a Crawford custom!" And except for the value price, you'd be pretty darned close.
- Open Overall Length: 7.63 inches
- Closed Length: 4.38 inches
- Weight: 6.3 ounces
- Length: 3.25 inches
- Thickness: 0.15 inches
- Material: 8Cr13MoV
- Blade-HRC: 58-59
- Finish: Satin
- Grind: High Hollow
- Style: Crawford Marauder Clip Point
- Edge: Plain
Columbia River Knife & Tool "The Natural" Knife
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