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Columbia River Premonition - Black

Retail Price: $49.99
Our Price: $28.99
Item Number: CR1163K
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 1163K
CRKT Premonition - 1163K

How does Gerry McGinnis keep his grades up as a student at North Carolina State University and still keep coming up with new and interesting knife designs? CRKT doesn't know, but they just couldn't resist putting his new Premonition line into production.

Premonition 1163K. This black-bladed every day carry (E.D.C.) features a precisely angled flipper for extra-fast one-hand blade opening. Because of the flipper, the knife does not need either thumb studs or nail nicks for opening.

The frame is a lightweight open build of hand-contoured, layered blue/black G10, with a stainless steel strip lock inlaid into a machined relief in one handle frame. The frame is curvilinear to fit the hand, and is amply skeletonized with nine lightening holes on the other frame. The black Zytel back spacer is forward on the handles, allowing maximum blade length for this length of handle.

The 3.25" drop point blade is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a high hollow grind. It features a black oxide coating with combination Razor-Sharp and CRKT's patented Veff Serrated edge, which gives superior cutting through rope, webbing and canvas.

The stainless steel strip liner and removable pocket/gear clip are blue titanium nitride coated to match the blue G10 layer in the handles.
   Open Length    7.31 inches
   Closed Length    4.125 inches
   Weight    2 ounces
   Length    3.25 inches
   Thickness    0.119 inches
   Material    8Cr17MoV
   Blade-HRC    58-59
   Finish    Black Oxide
   Grind    High Hallow
   Style    Drop Point
   Edge    Veff Serrations
   Material    Polished 2 Color G10
   Liner    2CR13
   Type    Locking Liner
   Carry System    1 Position Clip
   Flipper    Yes

Designer:  Gerry McGinnis

Gerry McGinnis Gerry McGinnis is a student in business at North Carolina State University, who, at age 20, is the youngest knife designer to appear in the CRKT catalog. He started making knives when he was 15, learning mostly from Internet forums, and built up his equipment from hand tools to power tools. He met Alan Folts, who he says "was very generous and helped advance my knifemaking skills, particularly with folders." Gerry transitioned from mostly fixed blades to folders in about a year, and got interested in folder designs with flippers. He has concentrated on mostly flipper designs and perfecting the mechanism because of their ambidextrous one-handed opening characteristics and ease of use. Gerry placed 2nd in the 2008 Custom Knives and Guns Knifemaker Buildoff in the folder category and has been mentioned several times in Blade Magazine as a new maker to watch. Gerry is the designer of the new CRKT Tuition and Summa lines, which to the casual observer seem to be the work of a designer with decades of experience.