Bends the Rules of What a Folding Knife Should Be.
With the IKBS™ fast and smooth opening sys-tem and a unique blade that opens from the opposite side, there's more than meets the eye with this slim everyday carry knife. But once in the hand the functional subtleties become apparent.
The Swindle™ was designed by award-winning knifemaker Ken Onion in Kaneohe, HI. Never at a loss for ideas, Ken wondered whether you could put a longer blade into a traditional pocket knife style. The result is a stunning and functional gentleman's knife awarded Blade Magazine's Most Innovative Design in 2013.
A hollow ground, modified Wharncliffe stainless steel blade with a satin finish is crafted to tuck neatly inside the handle. When you open the blade your eyes do the same. You'd never guess the handle could hold such a long cutting tool at first glace. The design just flows nicely from tip to tail with the slightest of uphill curve.
The IKBS™ opening system compliments it all. With this ball bearing pivot system you simply use your finger on the flipper and the blade deploys smooth and fast. A frame lock, tucked neatly into the handle, provides safe use. The Swindle™ pushes the limits of just how many features you can pack into an eve-ryday carry knife.
You can't help but grab hold of this stylish folder. Once you do, you'll find that the stainless steel handle with a grooved surface feels good in your hand and provides great grip. Then you'll wonder why no one had ever thought of building a knife this way before now.
When you're ready to go, a unique clip design flows from the tail end back over the spine. The tension lever securely clips into the pocket and "nests" the knife for comfort.
If you are seeking a classy, slim, everyday carry knife that "bends" the rules in your favor, the Swindle™ is a good bet.
I have a Megumi pocket knife which I love. I just purchased this CRKT Swindle and I love it more Looks like it will not fit to your hand, yet it does. Opening action is so smooth you want to play with it all day. Just enough weight so you know you have it, but not heavy.
Price is right, quality excellent.
2014-11-15 Jacksonville, NC
As a veteran, I know you get what you pay for. CRKT has always been an affordable option for an incredibly awesome utility knife. Often I end up giving my CRKT to a good friend to emphasize the affordability, ruggedness and longevity to them. This is the first time I purchased another CRKT without "tacti-cool." I can say this, I am incredibly impressed by this pocket knife. Balances well, quality steel (as usual), mechanical function is tight and solid and of course it's not so "tacti-cool," it's refined
Thanks CRKT for keeping me as a repeat customer.
2014-01-26 Bend, OR
I am an instant fan of this knife CRKT describes this as a gentlemen's knife. I like that title. It has a true, sleek, design the isn't bulky or cumbersome, but fits very comfortably in your hand. The razor sharp blade is opened easily thanks to flipper style opener in the handle. And the locking mechanism is solid and secure assuring reliable performance every time it comes out of your pocket. Speaking of your pocket, it's easily accessible from your hip thanks to the built in, spring loaded pocket clip that always keeps with in reach. This is an absolute necessity for your pocket everyday. But be careful, you'll find yourself pulling it out all the time just to show it off. It is beautiful.
2013-10-28 Houston, TX
I just received my smooth handled Swindle by Ken Onion. It's everything that I expected it to be. Smooth as silk opening, lightweight, easy to open and fits my hand perfectly. A tip of the ol' cowboy hat to Mr. Onion, on another awesome design. Keep up the great work, Ken