Columbia River CRKT 7030 Argus Assisted Folding Knife 3.55" Satin Plain Blade, Silver Aluminum Handles

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Part #: CR7030 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR7030: Argus
This knife takes CRKT to a new level of gent’s tactical folders… and it takes it there very fast. This knife is playing in the realm of knives that are sold at twice the price and don’t even offer assisted opening.
Matthew Lerch went beyond the basics with the Argus folding knife. It's a spring assisted knife that includes CRKT's patented Outburst assisted opening mechanism in tandem with their Fire Safe mechanism to prevent the knife from firing in your pocket. Open the knife by pressing down on the thumb disk and pushing forward toward the front end of the handle. The Argus has a cold forged aluminum handle for added durability and will you make you look good even when you're not cutting anything. A good looking and hard use folder in a very slim, fast package from CRKT.
  • Blade Length: 3.55"
  • Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless Steel, 57-58HRC
  • Thickness: 0.12"
  • Overall Length: 8.13"
  • Handle Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Columbia River CRKT 7030 Argus Assisted Folding Knife 3.55" Satin Plain Blade, Silver Aluminum Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 7030 Argus Assisted Folding Knife 3.55" Satin Plain Blade, Silver Aluminum Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dec 23, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
It takes some getting use to but I really like it and it’s probably one of my favorite knives under a $100.00. For $50.00 you can’t beat it. The only complaint I would have (and it’s a small one) is the release on top of the blade rattles just a little bit but isn’t bad. I bought one for my brother in law who is just as picky about his knives and he likes it also.
Columbia River CRKT 7030 Argus Assisted Folding Knife 3.55" Satin Plain Blade, Silver Aluminum Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Steve F.
Rochester, NY
Feb 18, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great value, nice EDC
Well-ground blade, arrived nice and sharp. AUS-8 is not a high-end steel, but it's perfectly fine for an EDC; I'm not using it as a shop knife!The deployment takes a little getting used to, but not much. There is a locking mechanism incorporated into the little disk you push with your thumb to activate the assisted opening. Once you get used to it, it opens very easily, but not overly hard.I would prefer a stonewash finish , or even blackwash, to the very shiny blade I have here. It will definitely show wear, but I don't really care that much.The blade is nicely centered, the workmanship is excellent, and and there is just enough variety in the surface of the scales to give you a decent grip. I have very large hands, and I can get all four fingers on the handle. There is also a little choil at the bottom of the blade, to allow you to move your index finger forward of the handle for more control of the tip. There is no jumping for your thumb, but you actually do catch the ridges on the disc, and it kind of works the same way a bit.My only real complaint is that the clip, while small and reasonably unobtrusive, flips up fairly sharply at the end. This thing is asking to be hung up on furniture, snagged on fabrics in chairs or caught on bumps on the center console of your car, and so on. I am completely unimpressed with the clip, although it does keep it still in my pocket and is reasonably secure. It's actually similar to a Kershaw "(oh so) sweet" folder-- but that Kershaw is a much less expensive and much smaller knife. I am very careful about not catching it on furniture and the like when I am carrying this knife. I'm actually considering bending it down a little bit, at the tip.For the money, this is a nice folder. It's a decent value, but not a fantastic one, because you can get better steel at this price point. All in all, given the overall quality and the design, it's earned a place in my EDC rotation.


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