Sneak Peek-New Kasper-Polkowski-Columbia River Fixed Blade for 2001!

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I checked the link and I wasn't able to find it. Where is it hiding?

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That's a slick little knife. What's the blade steel, I wonder? AUS-8? Price is good.
 
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I should have known. I the on area I didn't look.

Yes, is it known what steel will be used?
 
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I believe Columbia River use's Aus 6 steel, which has less carbon than Aus 8, the trade off is Aus 6, has less edge retention, but is a tougher steel, also cheaper too.......Ironhorse......
 
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About three years ago I asked Mr. P-ki for a catalog of wares, never heard back, so I figured the cards were not in line for me to own a Companion. Kudos to CRKT to bring this out, so that I can easily find this blade and not pay $300 for a hideout sticker. AUS6, right? Cool.

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thanks for the heads up. Anybody have an idea of what the weight will be, or what it is for the parent custom version of the knife?
I don't think we should assume it'll be AUS 6. CRKT seems to be making an effort to branch out a bit in their steels. The Mirage Grey Ghost is AUS 8, which is a step up.
 

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AUS-6 = AHC (Age Hardened Cheese)
AUS-8 = SIAHC (Slightly Improved Age Hardened Cheese)

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I'm really concerned about the weight. The large KFF is already a bit in the ungainly weight class -- it's hard to confortably carry.

It should be lighter though... fewer parts, shorter blade, etc..
 
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So CRKT has them up at their website but I haven't found that anyone has them for sale yet. Anyone know which dealers will be getting them first? This looks like a sweet deal.

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That thing is going to sell like MAD and rightfully so, it is an excellent design. I mean, superb. That whole series from Polkowski and Kasper's Large KFF from Crawford are simply great Self-defense tools.

I think for $50.00, anyone serious about Self-defense could get three of them, two for carry and one to dull and round off to train with. That way you have a sheathed trainer that is identical.

You need a grinder, an extra coarse Mill Bastard File and a whetstone and some sweat to get one to where it is not dangerous though.

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Nice knife, but I sure would like to see CRK&T use some better steels. I know the price would have to go up, but it should not be that much of an increase.
 
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I still find it humorous that CRK&T is calling the Kasper a 'work' knife and offering a partially serrated model as a marketing angle. I highly doubt that this knife was ever intended for a utility role...

(although I'm sure it is fully capable of fulfilling that purpose)
 
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It' s called caution in advertising. I gather they don' t want anymore undue attention from US Customs!
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For the intended function, the steel used is more than adequate.

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Great! Sounds like lots of folks are as excited about this knife as I am, however, does anyone know who all will be carrying them and when?

Nobody wants one
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