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Columbia River Minimalist Tanto


Retail Price: $29.99
Our Price: $17.99
Item Number: CR2386
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 2386
CRKT Minimalist Tanto - 2386

Alan Folts is a knifemaker and metalworker in Greenville, N.C., who makes a remarkable range of custom objects, including titanium chopsticks. His Minimalist neck knives have proven to be very popular, so CRKT is now offering three production versions.

They are very small and lightweight knives which give surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang blades, aided by three finger choils, friction grooves for the thumb, hand-contoured green-black resin impregnated fiber scales, and a braided fob. Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks.

Each Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted glass filled nylon sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife. The knife is held securely in place by a positive detent which locks the base of the blade in place for maximum safety.

Because the knife and sheath weigh about two ounces together, it is a personal carry you will barely notice.

The Minimalist Tanto has a 2.125" Tanto blade shape and is very strong because of the strong central spine of metal which extends nearly to the tip. This version has a straight Razor-Sharp front edge, which allows push cutting, and a concave main edge which feeds material into the edge for fast cutting.

True to their name, these really are minimal fixed blades, but they are also the most useful for their size that CRKT has seen. And they are certainly a great value, which explains why the Minimalist family continues to grow.
  
  
Specifications
Dimensions
   Open Length    5.13 inches
   Weight    1.6 ounces
  
Blade
   Length    2.125 inches
   Thickness    0.11 inches
   Material    5Cr15MoV
   Blade-HRC    55-57
   Finish    Bead-Blast
   Grind    Hollow
   Style    Tanto
   Edge    Plain
  
Handle
   Material    Polished Resin
        Impregnated Fiber
  
Carry
   Carry System    Glass Filled Nylon
        Sheath w/Belt Clip
   Weight    0.5 ounces
  
Features
   Neck Knife Cord    Yes


Designer:  Alan Folts


Alan Folts Alan Folts of Greenville, North Carolina, has been making knives since 1992. During his college career he entered knives in Art Shows, winning "Best of Show" and honorable mentions. He was also awarded a scholarship based on his artistic/design abilities. Upon moving to North Carolina in 1995, Alan joined the North Carolina Custom Knifemaker's Guild. Alan won "Best Fixed Blade" at the 10th Annual Southeastern Custom Knife Show. Alan is adamant about teaching and passing on the skills of custom knifemaking to others. He has been teaching knife enthusiasts and assisting other makers with their craft for many years. Alan specializes in both limited production small fixed blades and one-of-a-kind fixed blades and linerlock folders. He is best known for small carriable blades, such as the CRKT Folts Minimalist, that both function well, have proper ergodynamics, and a sleek and often futuristic design. He also makes custom neck knives, kitchen knives, swords and art collectibles.

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