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Columbia River CRKT 2742 Ryan Johnson KUK Fixed 10.563" Black 65MN Carbon Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Polyester Sheath


MSRP* : $74.99 | You Save* : $27.04 (36%)
Part #: CR2742 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2742: 2742 KUK, Designed by Ryan Johnson

Your basic outdoor utility knife. If you're a badass Gurkha warrior.

Designer Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical is no stranger to archaeologically-significant edged tools; his parents gifted him an antique Kukri knife when he was just ten years old. He's been refining his aesthetic taste and design skill ever since. The culmination of his passion and hard work: The KUK. Over the top? That's just how we like it.

Designer Ryan Johnson hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and hasn't just dedicated his impressive career to producing incredible knives, but to studying the historical and cultural significance behind them. The KUK fixed blade is a reflection of this lifelong fascination—it harkens back to just what exactly enticed him to knifemaking in the first place.

Named KUK, short for kukri, after the Nepalese tactical and utilitarian machete, this full tang recurved blade means business. One look at the burly carbon steel blade with a black powder coated finish is proof. Balanced out by a tough glass-reinforced nylon handle, it's a surprisingly elegant balance of form and function. And when tucked in its woven polyester sheath, the additional paracord makes for super versatile carry options, just in case you're headed over a high Himalayan pass with a full pack.

There's not much that would make a Nepalese warrior jealous, but the KUK is another story.
  • Full Tang Kukri Inspired Recurve Blade
  • 65Mn Carbon Steel with Black Powder Coat Finish
  • Tough Glass Reinforced Nylon Handle
  • Blade Length: 10.563"
  • Handle Length: 5.312"
  • Overall Length: 15.875"
  • Blade Steel: 65Mn Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.139"
  • Blade Style: Kukri
  • Blade Finish: Black Powder Coat
  • Handle Material: Polypropylene with Thermoplastic Rubber Overmold
  • Sheath Material: Polypropylene Lined 1680D Woven Polyester
  • Weight: 14.7 oz.
  • Designer: Ryan Johnson
  • Made in China
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Columbia River CRKT 2742 Ryan Johnson KUK Fixed 10.563" Black 65MN Carbon Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Polyester Sheath5.000 (1 review)
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Columbia River CRKT 2742 Ryan Johnson KUK Fixed 10.563" Black 65MN Carbon Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Polyester Sheath
5 out of 5
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Awesome knife for a great value
Out of the box this thing comes razor sharp. It's a good weight in the hand and the grip is extremely comfortable. It fits very well in the sheath and it's held very securely although I don't think both secure points are necessary. Overall I would say definitely buy especially for this price.
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