Columbia River CRKT 2709 Clever Girl Fixed 4.6" SK5 Black Blade, G10 Handles, Glass Reinforced Nylon Sheath


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Part #: CR2709 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2709: Austin McGlaun 2709 Clever Girl
It's forged to look its best when things get ugly. When you're in a combat situation in dark, CQB environments you don't want something pretty. You want something you can draw fast and use instinctively. Enter the "Clever Girl" fixed blade tactical knife with an upswept blade.

As part of the "Forged By War" program, Austin McGlaun of Columbus, Georgia, designed the Clever Girl. It aligns with his philosophy that a knife is more than a tool. It's a psychological deterrent that is very different from a gun. It tells your attacker very quickly that you mean business. The Clever Girl was created so you can grab it, use it if necessary, and then go home to your family.

With a black, powder coated upswept blade, this is a knife that is all about function. Just grab hold of the tough injection molded glass - reinforced nylon handle. Draw it from a sheath that's MOLLE compatible for multiple carry options. Then let your body go on autopilot.

About the Forged By War program

In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them on the battlefield.

CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.

These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.

Mission ready tools that are Forged By War.
  • Blade Length: 4.6"
  • Overall Length: 10.125"
  • Blade Material: SK5 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.158"
  • Blade Hardness: 54-56HRC
  • Blade Style: Persian
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Black Powder Coating
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Sheath Material: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
  • Weight: 6.3 oz.
  • Designer: Austin McGlaun
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Columbia River CRKT 2709 Clever Girl Fixed 4.6" SK5 Black Blade, G10 Handles, Glass Reinforced Nylon Sheath4.714 (14 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 2709 Clever Girl Fixed 4.6" SK5 Black Blade, G10 Handles, Glass Reinforced Nylon Sheath
4 out of 5
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material
Good for its intended perpose.
Overall design is perfect for its intended purpose, self defense. Weight and balance is good. The knife carries well and is suitable for advanced fighting styles. This is a single purpose tool, fighting, not good for much else. As an EDC, the blade material is too soft. The edge roles very easily. I put a convex edge on it and I'm hoping for the best, but the blade needs a better harder steel. The handle is very small for proper gripping in a fight. I wrapped a single twist of para chord around the entire handle and dramatically changed the dynamics of the knife. It's a great tool with the changes I made; fatter handle with more grip, convex edge. A six or eight inch para chord loop threaded through the top holes in the sheath make for a great carry package; sheath inside the pants, para chord looped around the belt. Very comfortable carry.
Columbia River CRKT 2709 Clever Girl Fixed 4.6" SK5 Black Blade, G10 Handles, Glass Reinforced Nylon Sheath
5 out of 5
Mazatlan, Mexico
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great knife
A great knife to be used against the bad boys. I carry this knife in my front pocket all day.There's one more CG in the streets of Mexico now. I was in contact with Austin McGlaun via facebook groups for some info about this knife, what a great person!!
Columbia River CRKT 2709 Clever Girl Fixed 4.6" SK5 Black Blade, G10 Handles, Glass Reinforced Nylon Sheath
4 out of 5
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Updated review
I am amending an earlier review. When I first recieved the knife it appeared the knife was unable to be extracted from the sheath. I and a couple friends tried to draw it and were perplexed by the difficult time we were having. We tried wearing the blade on a belt and pulling to effect a draw and were having some difficulty. It requires some pressure applied along the junction of the sheath with the spine of the knife. I'm now having greater ease in drawing the blade in a standard forward grip. I'm not sure this allows a draw from the Ice Pick/Reverse grip position or not . The sheath definitely has good retention. Aside from this , the blade is wonderful. The handle is quite nice, the blade is nice and sharp and the sheath comes with a very nice TekLok accessory. It moves well in hand and transfers is a "Silat Knife" for sure. I do like that it is "Texas Legal"( 5.5 inches or under) regarding blade length, but is still large and hefty enough to be a great self defense tool, if needed.
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