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CRKT Ken Onion Helical Folding Knife

CRKT Ken Onion Helical Folding Knife

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Bad deal more expensive than knife center
Boblee
Read a few comments, saw this one and was like, "damn." Went to Knife Center and came back just to let you know that it's $59.99 at Knife Center. It dropped here at $49.99. How is $10 cheaper plus free shipping a worse deal? You calculator no work. Abacus, best one!
In the description it says that Ken is a firm believer in American made craftsmanship, but the knife is made in China. What gives? It'd be nice if the country of origin was listed in the description, so I don't have to leave this site to find that information out somewhere else. With all that said, it does look like a nice edc blade. Might pick one up to use as a beater at work.
For some reason I always like the look of Ken Onion blades. I might buy this one.
Knife center is selling the black D2 model for $4 less. Being new they don't have it in stock yet, but that's probably where I'll be buying this.
I think it’s interesting that 1) CRKT is finally offering steels other than 8Cr13MoV and 2) this is a Ken Onion design that hardly looks like a Ken Onion Design and more like a James Williams design.
I like that crkt is offering a choice of steels. They should do this more often. I think it would increase sales for them also.
$50 for 8cr14Mov, no thanks. Bestecs are a better value for D2 than this.
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Torn between the two colors, anyone think D2 is worth the price?
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ecoleman
D2 holds an edge better. Drawbacks are that it's difficult to sharpen and is somewhat prone to corrosion. Personally, I prefer it.
ecoleman
Definitely! D2 is leaps better than 8cr for edge holding. Not as corrosion resistant as it barely qualifies as stainless steel due to a lower chromium content (without looking it up I think D2 is around 12% ss is 13% or so). but i havent had that issue with D2 even in the high humidity climate of Houston, Texas where i live. As long as you wipe the blade off after getting moisture on it will be fine. It also has the black coating which will help if thats a concern. I think its worth the extra $ and id like to see CRKT Offer the option more. Sharpening isnt too bad as long as you dont let it get super dull even with a basic sharpener. I have touched up D2 with light sharpening on a $20 lansky turnbox ceramic rod setup pretty easily. As far as the knife itself I do like the design and like ken onions work so I am considering picking this one.
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