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Sampa - Designed by Flavio Ikoma

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5335K description
An encouraging trait of the international custom knife making community is a sense of brotherhood and the willingness to share and encourage other members. As an example, take the friendship of Hawaiian knife maker Ken Onion and Brazilian knife maker Flavio Ikoma. Ken has encouraged use of the Ikoma Korth ball bearing pivot system on his CRKT knives, and had also counseled Flavio on the directions his designs might take. Our new Sampa™, Flavio Ikoma's first folder designed for CRKT, is the fruit of that friendship.

Ken suggested the general parameters of a "gentleman's tactical" folder and Flavio did the rest. In overview, this is a lightweight and stylish locking liner folder with a clean open build and exceptionally fast and fluid flipper opening. The blade is premium AUS 8 stainless steel in a drop point shape with recurve and high hollow grind. The Model 5330 has a high satin finish with a Razor - Sharp cutting edge, while the Model 5335K has a Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge with a black titanium nitride blade coating.

The Sampa frames are cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum, which is clean-up machined, gray anodized for a titanium look, and then surface finished, revealing a bright surface pattern which aids grip. The strip locking liner is 420J2 stainless steel, precision inset into one frame. Flavio developed the IKBS ball bearing system to be entirely raceless, the bearings running in channels machined into the blade and frame. In this case, we have incorporated a stainless steel race/bushing in the aluminum frames for long life. The IKBS pivot system is durable and requires little maintenance, yielding a folder with great rigidity and no blade play. A spring-loaded ball detent keeps the blade securely closed until needed. Then, a fast press on the flipper yields instant opening and lock-up. A custom removable stainless clip is standard on both models.

This is clearly a personal knife for the high-achiever who values innovative design and custom-knife quality in a personal accessory. It is also an excellent value.
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No. of ratings: 3
 4.7/5.0 Stars  
 
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
  • 2014-08-22
    New Berlin, WI
I just got this knive in the mail today and i already love it. it is very sleek and very badass

  • 2012-01-22
    River Forest, IL
This is an excellent quality knife with a good feel in the hand as well as sound mechanics and a sexy appearance as well. I love it and am buying it for friends and family.

  • 2012-01-20
    Hammonton, NJ
Great EDC knife. Razor sharp lightweight And lightning fast one hand opening Highly recommend



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Product Specifications
Dimensions
Open Overall Length7.25 inches
Closed Length4.25 inches
Weight2.7 ounces

Blade
Length3.125 inches
Thickness0.115 inches
MaterialAUS 8
Blade-HRC58-59
FinishTi-Nitride
GrindHollow
StyleDrop Point
EdgeCombo

Handle
Material6061 Aluminum

Lock
TypeLocking Liner

Carry
Carry System1 Position Clip

Features
IKBSYes
FlipperYes

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Flavio Ikoma
Flavio Ikoma is a Brazilian knife designer who says, Since I was a kid, my life was influenced by blades, mainly the Japanese style swords and knives. My first knives were made of bamboo. In my adolescence I started to work...
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