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Columbia River Vertex - Micarta Scales - Drop Point

Retail Price: $49.99
Our Price: $28.99
Item Number: CR1040
Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool
Manufacturer Part No: 1040
CRKT Vertex - 1040

The continuing focus at Columbia River Knife & Tool has been to offer custom quality in popularly priced production knives. This effort has two main directions: innovative design and exotic materials. They've combined these two thrusts in this new knife line, and they named it the Vertex because that is the geometric point where two lines intersect.

First, it's a striking shape submitted by one of CRKT's many outstanding designers, that places a symmetrical scale precisely at the palm swell, resulting in a secure and comfortable grip.

Second, CRKT built the Vertex line using the same materials a custom knifemaker would: premium blade steel, stainless steel liners, black hard anodized 6061 aluminum scales, and hand-shaped scale inserts of cocobolo wood or Micarta.

Vertex DP. The model 1040 sports a drop point blade with a high hollow grind, and black Micarta scale inserts. It is sized for daily carry, witha four-inch handle and 3.125" blade of 8Cr14MoV stainless steel in a satin finish.

Then, to add value and give instant one-hand opening, CRKT built in their OutBurst assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire Safe mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. It is both very fast, and very safe, because simply pressing the Fire Safe button does not open the knife. You must both press down and nudge the blade outward deliberately.

Vertex models feature custom removable stainless steel clips in a black oxide finish.

Finally, they've created a vertex of another type – CRKT has aimed their suggested retail price to intersect with your most optimistic price expectations. They hope you get the point.
   Open Length    7.25 inches
   Closed Length    4 inches
   Weight    3.3 ounces
   Length    3.125 inches
   Thickness    0.111 inches
   Material    8Cr14MoV
   Blade-HRC    58-59
   Finish    Satin
   Grind    Hallow
   Style    Drop Point
   Edge    Plain
   Material    Alum. w/Micarta Scales
   Liner    2CR13
   Type    Locking Liner
   Carry System    1 Position Clip
   OutBurst    Yes
   Fire Safe    Yes