Anyone own or use the CRKT Triumph Folder? I'm thinking of buying one, but......

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I can't seem to find any first-hand reviews anywhere. No Youtube videos, no tests, no owner's impressions. Anybody out there have any opinions on this knife? It seems like a solid workhorse, even if the blade-shape is not the most versatile for all cutting tasks. Any first-hand imressions would be most appreciated.
 
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Thanks! I've read some of your reviews before, and even bought a SOG Pentgon based on one of them. How strong is the liner-lock on the Triumph? Is it stout enough to brace this heavy-duty blade? Have you ever used the NON-spring-assisted vrsion of the Triumph?
 

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Yes, I have the Triumph (camo). Phil's review is right on the mark. It's definitely a go-to knife and, like he says, not to be confused with a work knife. The grip is extremely good on this one.
 
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I have one. Phil's review is spot on IMHO as well. My only complaint with the knife is what Phil mentioned about the abrasiveness of the deep cut G-10. I'll take it a step further and rather than complain that it scuffs up my pants I'll say that it scuffs up my hand if I reach in with the knife in my pocket. There is nothing comfortable about trying to slide your hand past this knife when trying to get money or whatever else is in your pocket. It's rough and has a lot of sharp edges as pocket carry goes but that is exactly why it's so secure to use when deployed. It has to be the grippiest knife I own. The Outburst is very fast. The AutoLAWKS works well and is not really a hindrance to closing the knife.

It's a good knife. CRKT doesn't do a lot for me in general but I recognize this knife for being a fine tactical EDC for a good price.

I like carrying the Hissatsu Folder more but that is because it is so smooth and comfortable to carry closed and undeployed. The two knives are polar oppostites by design and intended purpose though.
 
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My friend bought one and has never carried it.

The G10 is soooo rough that it really damages your clothing.
 
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Hmmm... it seems that the only criticism of the knife (blade-shape aside) centers around the abrasive scales. I'm just wondering if that could be corrected with some careful filing. G-10 is pretty easy to smooth out with some judicious elbow-grease, and I bet the scales could be made a little easier on the flesh. Yes? No? Thoughts?
 
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Hmmm... it seems that the only criticism of the knife (blade-shape aside) centers around the abrasive scales. I'm just wondering if that could be corrected with some careful filing. G-10 is pretty easy to smooth out with some judicious elbow-grease, and I bet the scales could be made a little easier on the flesh. Yes? No? Thoughts?

If the abrasive scales are an issue I'd personally look elsewhere. I seldom carry mine. I want to sell mine
 
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I think those abrasive scales are its primary draw, really; they're why you'd pick this knife over others. It's obviously a matter of preference.
 
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One last question: How easy is it to deploy the blade? I've read some complaints about the CRKT Outburst mechanism because it's difficult to deploy the blade (meaning that it takes too much pressure to get the blade going before the assist mechanism takes over). Thanks.
 
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I found it relatively difficult to get the blade of my Outburst-equipped Hissatsu deployed, but I have not had this issue on any other Outburst-equipped folder.
 

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I think those abrasive scales are its primary draw, really; they're why you'd pick this knife over others. It's obviously a matter of preference.

Yes, exactly. You can grip this knife well horizontally - or at just about any angle - with just a bit of thumb pressure.
 
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Again, I don't own one myself so this comment may not carry very much weight, but I can't see that blade shape being very useful for anything.
 
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I found it relatively difficult to get the blade of my Outburst-equipped Hissatsu deployed, but I have not had this issue on any other Outburst-equipped folder.

Same here although I think my BM Nitrous Styker D2 is way harder than my Hissatsu Folder. It is if I have the pivot tight enough to keep the blade from rocking anyway.
 
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The scales don't fit flush with the liners. That looks as though it would lead to hot spots and discomfort in heavy cutting
 
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It's a massive folder, primarily for SD - work with it only in gloves bcoz of the extra-rough-pocket-killer handle! The Outburst accidentally opened the knife when fell of about 30 cm!

(If you want, you can dismount the Outburst spring, only one screw hold it in the handle.)
 
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