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Ken Onion

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by EZ Bake, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake

    Mar 5, 2009
    So I was interested in Ken Onion the other day and started doing some looking into his career and found a lot of cool stuff.

    I always assumed that he either owned a stake in KAI, or that he was one of the Top guys working there, but I guess he only had a contract with them on several of his designs.

    I didn't know he did a collab with Spyderco in 2005 (the SpyKer) or that he had parted ways with KAI. I had seen several of his designs at CRKT and always wondered what made him start doing collabs with CRKT.

    Did he start a production knife company? According to his Wikipedia article, he did, but I'm not aware of any of his mid-techs or production knives, only his customs.

    He's also working on starting "the Onion Fund" which seems like a cool non-profit organization to help new knife-makers.

    Anyone know of his production knife company or have any experience with any of his production knives? Or why he parted ways with KAI?
  2. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Most of that is old news. Not sure about the split, the why, when, where, etc. Ken Onion Creations is the name of the midtechs that are made. There are ablsolutely zero in stock everywhere I've seen. I might have seen a picture a long time ago, the knife appeared to be similar to a Blur.

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