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Columbia River Minimalist Wharncliffe


Retail Price: $29.99
Our Price: $17.99
Item Number: CR2385
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 2385
CRKT Minimalist Wharncliffe - 2385

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 knife has proven to be very popular, so CRKT is offering their new CRKT production version.

Here is a very small and lightweight knife which gives surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang 2.0" Wharncliffe blade, aided by three finger choils, hand-contoured green/black resin impregnated fiber scales, and a braided fob.

The Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted glass filled nylon sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife. Because the knife and sheath weigh only 1.6 ounces together, it is a personal carry you will barely notice.

Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks. The blade point gives excellent penetration, while the Razor-Sharp straight edge is perfect for scraping, woodworking and precision carving.

True to its name, this really is a minimal fixed blade, but it is also the most useful for its size that we have seen. And it's certainly a great value.
  
  
Specifications
Dimensions
   Open Length    5 inches
   Weight    1.1 ounces
  
Blade
   Length    2 inches
   Thickness    0.1 inches
   Material    5Cr15MoV
   Blade-HRC    55-57
   Finish    Bead-Blast
   Grind    Hollow
   Style    Wharncliffe
   Edge    Plain
  
Handle
   Material    Polished Resin
        Impregnated Fiber
  
Carry
   Carry System    Glass Filled
        Nylon Sheath
   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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