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Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion

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(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
(K415KXP) Ripple - Aluminum - Designed by Ken Onion
K415KXP description
CRKT and noted knife designer Ken Onion are proud to introduce the Aluminum Ripple™ K415KXP folding edc knife.

The Ripple is noteworthy for its exceptional manufacturing quality, plus an almost unbelievable silky smooth and fast opening action thanks to the use of the IKBS internal knife ball-bearing system.

The modified drop point blade has a high hollow grind, swedged top edge, and a high satin finish. Blade Steel is 8CR14Mov high carbon stainless steel with an HRC rating of 57-59. The blade is instantly opened by pressing the blade flipper with either hand. For safety while closed, the blade has a ball detent.

Even the best conventional blade pivot bearings have some degree of friction which resists initial movement, or "stiction." In contrast, the Ripple blade opening action is almost friction-free due to the IKBS ball-bearing system. This innovative and simple design places ball bearings built into the stainless pivot screw. It is compact and adjustable at the blade pivot screw if ever needed. Not only is opening and closing exceptionally smooth, the IKBS system is durable and requires little maintenance, and yields a folder with great rigidity and no blade play.

The Ripple K415KXP model has locking liner. In typical Ken Onion attention to detail, the aluminum handles are CNC machined with over 40 lightening holes and small ripples. The handles are then hard anodized black and then the top of the ripples are polished off to create a pocket worn finish.

Ken Onion designed the stainless steel clip so it tucks away nicely in your pocket for every day carry and easy access.

This knife combines brilliant design, custom knife quality, and advanced manufacturing technology in true Ken Onion fashion.


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No. of ratings: 21
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Number of Reviews: 32
  • 2014-08-02
    Phoenixville, PA
The CRKT Ripple is a very versatile pocket knife. It is lightweight, the blade holds a pristine edge and the opening mechanism is very smooth. I like the feel of the handle and the overall size of the knife. All-in-all a winner.

  • 2014-03-14
    Chalmette, LA
Ken Onion has designed another Great Knife I have both sizes of the CRKT Ripple - Aluminum Knife. Light Wight, Fast Deployment, Quick Smooth Opening, It is my First Choice Pocket knife. US Army Veteran, Reserve Sheriffs Deputy. Michael

  • 2014-01-23
    Santa Ana, CA
Had this knife for almost 2 years now. Just sharpen it every now and then and it soldiers on. Great price for a great knife.

  • 2013-09-08
    Charleston, SC
Received my Ken Onion designed folder about two weeks ago now. Some initial comments-- Knife is very lightweight for appearance and has an excellent tactile feel when holding it or retrieving from pocket. It took a few uses to get feel of the opening mechanism but it slings the blade out. I always dont do it with enough speed and it does not lock open but a wrist flick along with the finger stroke works great. The knife came extremely sharp right out of the box. The locking mechanism is solid and reliable. The build appears to be very good on entire knife. I do get a slight noise in hinge mechanism as if it needs some lubricant sometimes as I have habit of sitting around and repeatedly opening and closing blades on pocket knifes. Great knife especially for the price. Great blade.

  • 2013-08-20
    Spout Spring, VA
This is the first CRKT blade I have ever bought hell this is the first blade I have ever spent $65.00 on.(I should have my head examined LOL) When I first saw this one I picked it up and fell in love with it. Very balanced , Best feeling folder I have ever held. Super sharp factory edge I could shave the hairs off my arm with it. I have had it for about 3-4 months My only Greif is the frame screws came loose and fell out. I lost all 4 out of mine and am waiting for CRKT to send me replacements. Also the super sharp factory edge does not last very long after quickly cutting about 4 fairly thin pieces of rubber it was still sharp but I could no longer shave with it. Other than that I have no complaints I just bought my second CRKT blade today the Ignitor with spring assist opening.

  • 2013-05-08
    Carmel, IN
With the Ripple Aluminum you get a uniquely elegant design, silky smooth deployment, rock solid lockup, wicked sharpness right out of the box, light weight that rides well in the pocket, and an undeniable feeling of quality. When I add that all up, I know I have found my perfect gentleman's folder. Well done Ken Onion and CRKT

  • 2013-05-04
    Evanston, IL
The balance on this knife is well beyond excellent. It seems that all to often the weight is all in the handle, but this knife is completely balanced. The opening of the blade is like silk, and it not only looks great, but has an amazing grip and feel in the hand. Well worth every penny.

  • 2013-02-18
    Jacksonville, FL
My first Ripple. I love the look and feel of this knife. Weight is excellent and blade material holds an excellent edge. This will be primarily used for work but also as an EDC knife. The look is polished and quality is excellent. Overall a great value

  • 2013-02-05
    Everett, WA
Love this knife. Super light and has a great form. The jimping is super sharp and it fits well in the hand, I wear XL gloves. Wicked sharp out of box as well.

  • 2012-12-18
    Longview, TX
Man Just got this knife and I am EGGCITED This thing plain works You gotta get one man. Do it



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Product Specifications
Dimensions
Open Overall Length7.5 inches
Closed Length4.33 inches
Weight2.5 ounces

Blade
Length3.125 inches
Thickness0.1 inches
Material8CR14MoV
Blade-HRC58-59
FinishSatin
GrindHollow
StyleKen Onion Drop Point
EdgePlain

Handle
Material6061 Aluminum
Liner2CR13

Lock
TypeLocking Liner

Carry
Carry System1 Position Clip

Features
IKBSYes
FlipperYes

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Ken Onion - Though I have been a devout knife collector since childhood, collecting mostly production knives and anything else I could find, I was unaware of the custom knife industry until 1989 when...
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