About CRKT Ken Onion Ripple 2 Folding Pocket Knife - Plain Edge, Frame Lock
Closeouts. Boasting an ultralight and incredibly low-profile design by noted knifemaker Ken Onion, the CRKT Ripple 2 folding pocket knife is a precision cutting instrument with almost friction-free ambidextrous opening.
Specs about CRKT Ken Onion Ripple 2 Folding Pocket Knife - Plain Edge, Frame Lock
- Knife style: Folding
- Blade shape: Drop point
- Edge type: Plain
- Blade length: 2-3/4"
- Closed length: 3-3/4"
- Open length: 6-1/2"
- Number of blades: 1
- Lock type: Frame Lock
- Blade steel: Acuto 440 steel
- Handle material: 420J stainless steel
- Weight: 2.3 oz.
- Made in Taiwan, Republic of China
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- Cannot ship to New York State.
- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Reviewed by flicker from Western Hemisphere on Sunday, September 6, 2015The lower rating is because it stopped locking back. It felt like the there might be something in the blade stop that was not letting it open fully. Since it is under warrantee I have sent it back to CRKT. We'll see what is going on with it. I am a fidget with something in my pocket so it gets played with and I wanted to loosen it up to open reliably. I found a quick flip on the opener will fully open it. Closing is okay, but the blade is sharp. My thumb will never forget. Apparently they make a Stainless Steel version of it, which is about an once heavier with a slightly longer blade and much more expensive, but it is intriguing.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by flicker from Western Hemisphere on Thursday, June 4, 2015I have had many pocket knives, but my favorite one Kershaw stopped making a few years ago and I don't ever want to loose that one. However This one could take it's place. It is slightly bigger and has a nice feel to the grip. Opening it is not quite as reliable but I am getting better with it and the action of the knife is loosening up with working. So it is very reliable at this point to open with a flip of the blade knock point with my index finger. I like the feel of it in my pocket with my hand on it. The handle is substantial enough, but not weighty. Closing it is one handed and very reliable as well. On the Rogue every once in a while I might lose a little flesh off my thumb when opening it. With the CRKT knife I am not worried about that just when I close it sometimes it will flop onto my thumb nail.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Streetgugy from Chicago on Wednesday, May 6, 2015I am glad to have this knife because I like efforts at innovation in a very basic technology. A little hard to open with its unusual mechanism, but well made.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Meritlane from La, ca on Tuesday, January 27, 2015This knife is beautiful. Love the grind,the size and the mechanism of operation. Here is the but. When I openher and my finger slides across the gimping it feels very rough like they ran the gimping too long. Also, the inside edges of the bolster lining seem sharp. So while nice looking and shaving sharp out of the box, I feel it would tear up finger with regular use. Sending her back.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gov from helendale ca on Monday, January 5, 2015sharp, sleek, fun to open and seems to be very well built. I like it.
Question & Answer
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“Question for the person who wrote the 1 review posted: Hello. I bought my first CRKT a couple of moths ago (Folts KERAMIN) and was pleased enough with this little neck knife to order one as a gift for my brother. When another CRKT became an option through STP I bought it (IKoma SAMPA) and the IKBS deployment was about the best I have ever experienced. Recently I bought my third CRKT....a Ken Onion (collaboration) SWINDLE. If you really want to have a great, great Onion designed IKBS flipper that is both unconventional and beautiful I would highly recommend looking into one of those. It is now (one of) my new favorites. It comes in two versions. The ribbed scale version (~$80 retail) has the superior Sandvik blade steel. I found it at Walmart for ~$40 so it was priced as low as the lowest smooth scale version price I could find (they retail for~$60). As for the SWINDLE itself: I have no criticisms whatsoever. It is a real sleek beauty with a killer hollow ground blade (modified Wharncliffe) and has no liners (stainless scales, "R.I. L." lock, unique clip design, and slightly reversed handle shape. Although it does appear somewhat peculiar at first glance (and when first handled), it soon becomes apparent that Mr. Onions cleaver approach has rendered a very special knife indeed. It is a very capable performer yet is just a stunner in reserved stylishness. I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but perhaps a good analogy would be to say that the beauty of a Victoria's Secrete model is "only in the eye of the beholder", ie, the SWINDLE is easily stated as having a very fine appearance. Thought you might like to check one out if you haven't yet. Regards! I have a particular affinity for both the Spyderco products as well as the Italian knives from Maniago. Most of the CRKT's are priced a good bit below either of these and some of them (eg, the Swindle are just great values given the design features and PRICE. I believe the challenge when buying a Spyderco is to look for one that you really like, has no build issues, and comes in at ~ two thirds less that the inflated retail price (same with the Maniago knives...except I have yet to find one of those that has any build issues of any kind). I have four Spyderco kinves in the past year through STP and two Italian (Remington) kinives recently from STP as well. The Onion SWINDLE is as good a knife as any of them and probably one of the better values of them all. NOTE II: If the IKBS deployment is a bit stiff in your RIPPLE, the folks at CRKT might either adjust it or replace it. Both of the IKBS CRKT examples I received (STP & Walmart) have no drag whatsoever and also have NO blade wobble when locked open. I have slightly adjusted each of the pivot pressure screws and cannot discern any difference in drag OR blade centering. Each example is "perfect and flawless" in deployment (I like the IKBS as well or better than any system I've felt).”