Reviews and Ratings for Columbia River CRKT K350KXP Ken Onion Slacker Flipper Knife 3.324" Satin Drop Point Blade, Gray Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology

Columbia River CRKT K350KXP Ken Onion Slacker Flipper Knife 3.324" Satin Drop Point Blade, Gray Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technologyrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT K350KXP Ken Onion Slacker Flipper Knife 3.324 inch Satin Drop Point Blade, Gray Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology

 

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Columbia River CRKT K350KXP Ken Onion Slacker Flipper Knife 3.324" Satin Drop Point Blade, Gray Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ed
Venice, Ca
Dec 03, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Great Looking and Feeling
This is a great looking and feeling knife. I am always looking for a stylish and easy to carry EDC, and I might just have found it here. It is nicely balanced and comfortable in the hand, I especially like the way the curve of the blade integrates with the handle. It was shaving-sharp out of the box and is easy to keep sharp with a few touchups on an Arkansas stone. My one criticism is the action is a bit sluggish, you have to give it an extra flip sometimes as it doesn't fully open every time. Also, the little locking lever has a tendency to move, but these are small gripes. It has a slim profile and the milled handles give a sure grip. I will be carrying this little beauty more often than not.
Columbia River CRKT K350KXP Ken Onion Slacker Flipper Knife 3.324" Satin Drop Point Blade, Gray Aluminum Handles - Field Strip Technology
rated 4 stars out of 5
Ed
Venice, Ca
Mar 04, 2020
Pros: Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Blade Material
Not as Great as I Thought
I already reviewed this when I got it, and now after using it for a few months, I have some additional comments. 1.) The liner lock pushes the blade off-center when it's closed. It isn't a huge issue, but over time, it can wear on the inside of the handle. 2.) For a $100 "knifemakers" knife, I would expect better steel, it's okay but doesn't hold an edge as well as many other steels in the same class. 3.) Due to the Field Strip feature, there is a lot of play in the blade when open. It's a nice idea, but I don't really need to disassemble this so I would rather see a version without that and a better blade. 4.) The action is still a bit sluggish, you have to give the flipper a good push or the blade stalls half-open. Overall I still love the design and blade shape. It's a good EDC but with a few refinements, it could be a great one.