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Columbia River Tuition - Razor Edge

Retail Price: $49.99
Our Price: $28.99
Item Number: CR1160
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 1160
CRKT Tuition - 1160

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.

The Tuition is offered with Razor-Sharp edges or CRKT's exclusive combination patented Veff Serrations for fastest cutting through rope, twine, netting, and vegetation. As an engineering student in college, Gerry thought his CRKT designs should be named after words that are foremost on his mind right now.

The Tuition is a compact and powerful work knife that is just right for shop and outdoor tasks. The broad sheepsfoot 2.88" blade has a high hollow grind that gives fast cutting, accurate trimming and excellent tip strength. Blade steel is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel in a satin finish.

One-hand opening is fast using the friction-grooved flipper, which also acts as a blade guard when open. CRKT's stainless steel InterFrame build is exceptionally rigid, and features hand-shaped black and green layered polished Micarta scales.

While stubby, the Tuition handle is shaped for grip, swelling at the palm and offering a deep finger choil that transitions into the flipper blade guard, plus thumb friction grooves. The custom stainless steel pocket/gear clip in satin finish is removable.
   Open Length    6.63 inches
   Closed Length    3.75 inches
   Weight    3.4 ounces
   Length    2.88 inches
   Thickness    0.12 inches
   Material    8Cr17MoV
   Blade-HRC    58-59
   Finish    Satin
   Grind    High Hallow
   Style    Sheepsfoot
   Edge    Plain
   Material    2 Layer Micarta
   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.