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Not a fan CRKT BUT...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Parker77, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Parker77


    Jun 7, 2009
    Not a fan of CRKT but I'm interested in this one... Anyone have any experience with it? Never heard of the steel. Check out the weight?

    Eros 2 PE
    Designed by Ken Onion, the Eros-2 (small brother to the Eros) is one smooth, lightweight and easy to carry folder.
    --Lightweight 6AL4V titanium frame lock handle.
    --Fast and smooth ambidextrous index finger flipper opening action.
    --IKBS internal ball-bearing pivot system provides silky smooth opening.
    --CNC-machined frame gives extreme light weight and excellent grip texture.
    --Premium Acuto+ stainless steel drop point.
    --Coarse bead-blast finish for additional grip.
    Specially designed, removable stainless steel clip.
    --Bead Blast Titanium Frame.
    --Blade Length: Length: 2".
    --Steel: Acuto+
    --59-60 HRC.
    --Closed Length: 3"
    --Weight: 0.7 oz.
  2. sweet_hitch-hiker


    Apr 12, 2009
    crkt made a couple ikbs flippers designed by onion. i wanted to get one but i never heard much about them. how does the steel hold up?
  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    acuto+ is supposed to be essentially an enhanced 440c
  4. timberweasel


    Jan 5, 2011
    I don't have the Eros, but I do own a Ripple. I have the Ripple 1 in blue, and I must say, I'm *still* impressed with the design. Excellent fit & finish from the assembly plant in Taiwan also, and I have had no problems with the Acuto+ steel (I'd buy it again without hesitation.) Just keep in mind that it's very much a 'gentleman's knife' for light to medium tasks. **Warning: the IKBS may ruin all other flipper folders for you...** :D

    I would expect no less from the Eros. The milled titanium frame looks fantastic; the entire package is super-light. Cool looking blade on it, great shape to the handle, very decent materials--this Ken Onion guy seems to know a thing or two about knives! ;)

    I just can't get past that weird pocket clip though :/
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  5. Flexxx

    Flexxx Banned BANNED

    Dec 11, 2010
    I have a M21-04 and its been a decent knife, the steel is good and customer service is excellent.....
  6. vegasracer


    Sep 20, 2008
    I'll second this. I own an Eros and a Ripple, and currently edc the Eros. Great knife for an office environment. Super fit and finish. I don't even mind the pocket clip. Flipper is so smooth and quick. Highly recommended.
  7. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero

    Nov 22, 2010
    I have both an Eros and a Ripple. The Eros is one of my favorite knives. The quality on both is equal to that of any of my Kershaw or Spyderco knives.
  8. Alann45


    Jul 4, 2009
  9. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    I wouldn't touch the average CRKT with a 20' pole, but these seem alright.
  10. dennis357


    Jan 13, 2010
    I have a CRKT Mcginnis Summa. light, large blade, super fast flipper, love it
  11. Alann45


    Jul 4, 2009
    The Ripple and Eros are much nicer than the "normal" stuff from them...of course they are priced much higher than the regular CRKT line.

    In general, I've gotten where I don't care much for their stuff. Interesting concepts and designs, but the f&f and overall quality leave a lot to be desired. To be fair, they are probably "ok" considering the price.
    I've had several items from them, and traded most off. Kept a Natural 2 and the Eros.
  12. MoreToasties


    Jan 13, 2010
    I had one briefly. I was impressed but it just didn't speak to me. However, given the improvement of the Eros over the Ripple, I am excited to see the next Ken Onion/CRKT knife.
  13. aikidoka


    Dec 30, 2009
    I have a first production ripple and the eros. The eros is better quality but that's probably due to my getting a first production run ripple which i still like a great deal. The eros is scarey light - to me - and it is a wicked stabber as KO himself said.
  14. BP Green

    BP Green

    Oct 23, 2010
    I have the larger version Eros. It's a nice knife. The f&f is flawless but it just doesn't do it for me.

    The very reason I bought it was because I wanted a very light, slim, gentlemen's folder to edc with a suit or business attire.

    It is perfect for that! Problem is, in the process I learned that I dont like very light, slim, gentlemen's folders that are perfect for suits and business attire. :rolleyes: :D

    Seriously though I will say the knives are absolutely gorgeous. Ken Onion designs are nothing if not beautiful. I just prefer knives with a lot more beef to them.

    I've presently got it up on the for trade forum. I'll most likely switch over to the for sale forum next.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011

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