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Columbia River Summa


Retail Price: $59.99
Our Price: $34.99
Item Number: CR1165
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 1165
CRKT Summa - 1165

Young knifemaker Gerry McGinnis is not well known...yet in the cutlery world. But he will be when the word gets out about his new production CRKT Tuition knife design. These locking liner folders offer the materials and quality usually found only in custom knives costing many times as much.

As an engineering student in college, Gerry thought these CRKT designs should be named after words that are foremost on his mind right now.

The Summa is a sleek, full-size folder with a 3.75" drop point blade of 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a very high hollow grind. The Razor-Sharp model 1165 has a satin finished blade. For fast either-hand opening, just press the flipper.

Summa features an open InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, hand-shaped black and blue layered polished Micarta scales, and a rigid Zytel back spacer. The liners and custom removable stainless steel clip receive a blue titanium nitride coating, for an effect that is cool and understated.

At CRKT, they have never produced a knife based on eye-appeal alone, but the Summa's graceful and sinuous shape, almost uninterrupted by studs or hardware, is one of the most attractive they have ever manufactured. Everything is just right: look, feel, balance and grip.
  
  
Specifications
Dimensions
   Open Length    8.5 inches
   Closed Length    4.88 inches
   Weight    3.6 ounces
  
Blade
   Length    3.75 inches
   Thickness    0.12 inches
   Material    8Cr17MoV
   Blade-HRC    58-59
   Finish    Satin
   Grind    High Hallow
   Style    Drop Point
   Edge    Plain
  
Handle
   Material    2 Color Polished Micarta
   Liner    Ti-Ni Coated 2CR13
  
Lock
   Type    Locking Liner
  
Carry
   Carry System    1 Position Clip
  
Features
   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.

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