CRKT Swindle Framelock Knife

$46.98

K240XXP Swindle - Ken Onion Design
CRKT
 
Who better to "cheat" the rules of typical folding pocket knife design other than world renowned Knife Designer Ken Onion, whose new Swindle™ design flows from tip to tail with the slightest of uphill curve. It innocently tricks the eye at first sight, but once in the hand the functional subtleties become apparent.

The frame lock mechanics and flipper style opener are neatly tucked into the stainless steel handles, and the hollow ground, modified wharncliffe blade moves with ease thanks to the smooth IKBS™ pivot system. The IKBS™ innovation is arguably the strongest, smoothest pivot system on the market.

The Swindle™ comes in two versions, both with Razor Sharp Cutting Edges with two distinguished handles. The K240XXP in a flat, smooth handled version and the K241XXP in a distinctive grooved handle. Both excellent selections for the refined knife enthusiast.

For carry, Ken went the extra mile with a clip design flowing from the tail end, back over the spine. The tension lever securely clips into the pocket and "nests" the knife for comfort.

If you are seeking a classy, slim everyday carry knife that "bends" the rules in your favor, the Swindle™ is a good bet.

Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.5 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.25 inches
    • Weight: 3.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.2 inches
    • Thickness: 0.12 inches
    • Material: 8Cr14MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Modified Wharncliffe
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 2CR13 Stainless Steel
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame Lock
  • Carry
    • Carry SystemTensioned 1 Position Clip

Customer Reviews

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Stunning Light-Duty Folder

Taking its styling cues from classic British pocketknives, this Ken Onion swayback is as delightful to look at as it is to manipulate. The IKBS bearing pivot and perfectly-tuned lockbar detent make for a blade that deploys quickly and without fail. The action is so smooth that it puts many, more expensive blades to shame. Fit and finish are shockingly good at this price point, with a perfectly-centered blade, rounded spine, and evenly-ground cutting edge.
This is a knife for general edc use, which should cover 90% of knife owners. The clip is lovely but lacks a tight grip, so I’d carry something else if I were doing any physical activity that involves vigorous vertical movement. Otherwise, it works as advertised.

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Sleek looking knife

The good:
Very nice movement
Very nice feel in hand
Very good build quality
VERY slim and sexy looking. I just LOVE the way this knife looks and feels!
Interesting pocket clip (see bad parts below). I like that I can pinch it with two fingers and slide it right into my pocket without PRESSING the knife along the pocket edge. If you imagine...well...literally any other type of pocket clip...you can picture how you have to press it into the edge of the pocket material to allow the up-sweep to slip into place and slide into the pocket. Sometimes you don't press hard enough, or at the wrong angle...and have to pull the knife back out and try again. Not a huge issue.

The bad:
Mediocre steel. Expect to touch-up the blade daily if you put any sort of use into it. It WILL sharpen to a good edge. It WON'T keep it for very long. Will it last as long as many other blades in this price-range? Yes. The steel used is seldom seen (from what I've found) but it is a "decent" blade steel that you would expect to find on a knife at this price-point.
Pocket clip is KIND-OF weak. Jeans? Zero issues. Thin and slick material like some gym shorts might not allow the clip to get enough grip. I've had these knives fall out in my car quite often. The car is low to the ground and my knees end up higher than my hips...so it really is an issue with anything I put in my pockets. Knives I've never had an issue with due to clipping into the pockets...but this one can sometimes slip out.
If you're the type to get anal about edges...they could have done a slightly better job with the frame-lock cut-out on the TOP edge. Where the frame-lock is cut perpendicular to the handle-edge...the little 3-4 millimeter edge...that is a bit sharp. Personally, it doesn't bother me. But if I were to be ultra critical - it could become an annoying pressure point if the knife was used extensively all day.