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(2010) Crawford/Kasper Dragon - Fixed Blade Fighter
(2010) Crawford/Kasper Dragon - Fixed Blade Fighter
(2010) Crawford/Kasper Dragon - Fixed Blade Fighter
2010 description
Please note: The CRKT Dragon is a discontinued knife, meaning we no longer make it in the configuration pictured here. Occasionally, retailers ask CRKT to make a special run of this blade with specifications that cater to the retailer's needs. This may include different blade steels, handle colors or sheath configurations. Please check the specifications from the retailer very carefully prior to purchasing this knife.

Bob Kasper, the late writer and combat instructor, designed the basic outline of the C/K Dragon after ten years of study into the principles of extreme in-close fighting developed by Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard over fifty years ago. These techniques use automatic conditioned reflexes with minimal body movement. The knife is considered as part of the hand.

Bob sent his sketch to award-winning custom knifemakers Pat and Wes Crawford of Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, who developed the handle scales. As Pat Crawford says, "This knife is all business. I hope it will become a part of Bob's legacy to the professional martial arts community."

Like its namesake, the C/K Dragon bites (with the tapered tip), claws (with the long Wharncliffe cutting edge), and strikes (with the pommel) its adversary. We at CRKT have engineered our production model to be as close as possible to the Crawford custom Dragon, which has proven popular with law enforcement and military operators.

The 4.50" full tang blade has a tapered Wharncliffe grind for great penetrating power. It is made of exceptionally tough 9Cr18MoV high-chromium stainless steel to stand up to the worst abuse.

The handle features a deep finger choil and textured G10 scales with deep diagonal grooves for optimum grip with gloved hands and under wet conditions, aided by deep friction grooves at the thumb. At the pommel, a pointed metal hammer tip is useful for window breaking and other tactical impact needs.

True to Bob Kasper's concept, this is a knife with perfect balance that truly feels like part of your hand. Mass is centered at the palm, and the tapered blade tip makes the Dragon feel like a much smaller knife.

We've designed a lightweight Kydex sheath with a patented* multi-position clip, which can be attached for vertical or horizontal carry on belts, webbing or equipment. Using the MercHarness, it can be carried comfortably under the arm. There is also a hole at the butt of the knife for a lanyard or fob.

Despite its tactical intentions, we have found that thanks to its weight, balance, grip and long precision cutting edge, the Dragon makes a very functional and versatile knife in the shop, too. Enter the C/K Dragon.

* U.S. Patent No. 7,007,352


2010 ratings and reviews
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No. of ratings: 4
 4.8/5.0 Stars  
 
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
  • 2014-04-30
    New Smyrna Beach, FL
I bought one of these a while ago and it has sat in a box forever, and I forgot about it. Recently I rediscovered it and it ended up in my Jeep. The first time I ever used it was to cut limes at the beach. Now the blade has a fracture in it almost a half inch long. I've never seen anything like it. I probably own 10 CRKT knives and have nothing but good things to say about all of them. This is quite obviously some sort of defect. I'm awaiting a response from CRKT. I would not hesitate to give any of their products a 5 star rating, but sometimes you just get the one made on Friday at quitting time. CRKT RESPONSE-customer is returning the knife for a replacement

  • 2013-09-14
    St. Cloud, FL
I'm like that other person. I just bought the CRKT DRAGON Knife, And I don't have no way attach it to my belt like that. Yes,I have the knife and sheath, And I like the knife, But how am I supposed to carry it.? Just walk around with it in my hand? I just spent almost 100.00 $$ Buying 2 of your knives, And all I can do is just leave it at home. I'm Not Going To Conceal It. If somebody is gonna buy this knife, Don't Leave Store Without Showing then THIS VIDEO AND REVIEW'S... ***CRKT RESPONSE: We resolved this issue with the customer, then added the bold paragraph to the long description above. Note: Please check the specifications of the actual knife from the retailer prior to purchase.

  • 2013-05-11
    banks, OR
First time and maybe last time buyer. I bought this knife today and did not get what I paid for. The knife itself is OK, I wish it was better steel. The sheath would be OK if it came with what is in the supplied picture. I didnt get anything but a knife and a sheath, no mechanism or way to attach to a belt. What am I supposed to do with thing? ***CRKT Response - Thank you for your message Chris. We will follow up with Big 5 on the SKU that you purchased. We'll also reach out to you and make this right for you now. CRKT

  • 2013-01-07
    Astoria, OR
Discontinued -- We don't know why. We give this knife a 4 star rating. This blade design is primarily intended for stabbing and thrusting. ***CRKT RESPONSE - This knife is a great knife and we discontinue knives or tools for a variety of reasons. The most popular reason is when the sales cycle on a new knife or tool begins to wane and "they just aren't selling like they use to" comes into inventory and production costs. We'd prefer to keep all knives and tools in production, however, people, customers, and knife enthusiasts, like the NEW! So we'll discontinue a knife and bring to market a new or different model. Thank you for being a CRKT customer.

  • 2012-11-02
    Waukesha, WI
Everything the other reviews say are true

  • 2012-11-02
    Waukesha, WI
Everything the other reviews say are true

  • 2011-09-29
    coquille, OR
what they say about this feeling like a smaller, lighter knife than it is, is very true. The deep beveled grind lightens the blade considerably and makes for a wafer-thin cutting edge. I have no doubt whatever that this would make a formidable close-quarters weapon. It's also great for detailed work with its extremely slim point. Very nice, very graceful design and great execution.



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Crawford/Kasper Dragon - Fixed Blade Fighter

Item Number: 2010
 
Price: $89.99
Discontinued
 
 


Product Specifications
Dimensions
Open Overall Length9.25 inches
Weight4.3 ounces

Blade
Length4.5 inches
Thickness0.138 inches
Material9Cr18
Blade-HRC58-60
FinishSatin
GrindFlat
StyleWharncliffe
EdgePlain

Handle
MaterialG10

Carry
Carry SystemKydex Sheath
Weight1.1 ounces

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Pat Crawford
Pat Crawford and his son Wes are bladesmith's craft. Their company, Crawford Knives, is located in West Memphis, Arkansas.
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