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2267Taco Viper®Assisted


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Ready to strike at a moment’s notice.

When a paratrooper is stuck on a static line, every millisecond counts. That’s the high-stakes situation that inspired the Taco Viper®, an Assisted Opening knife that springs to action in the blink of an eye.

Antonio Rodriguez's charity of choice for this knife is the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation.

Established in 2016, the Forged by War® program spearheaded a collaboration between CRKT and Veterans, inviting real life warriors to apply their knowledge and experience to design a specialty line of mission-ready knives and tools. In addition to receiving commission on their designs, a portion of the profits are donated to the Veterans’ charity of choice. CRKT is proud to offer this dedicated collection to support the participating charities on a national level.

  • Assisted Opening Flipper deploys the blade fast
  • Extremely Sharp Veff Serrations™ provide superior cutting power of rope and straps
  • Easy to Sharpen High carbon stainless steel blade takes an edge well
  • Strong and Lightweight Glass-reinforced nylon handle is durable and lightweight
  • Easy Closing Liner lock can be easily closed with one hand
  • Low Profile Pocket clip provides secure carry
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DesignerAntonio RodriguezFayetteville, North Carolina

Antonio Rodriguez has served for over 7 years in the U.S. Army and hails from Fayetteville, North Carolina. For the last few years Antonio has been mentored by his respected industry and Veteran father Michael Rodriguez. Antonio’s design philosophy centers on function, versatility, and accessibility; bringing tool designs that are directly influenced by military experience to a wider audience. We are honored that Antonio chose to participate in the CRKT® Forged By War® program. Antonio chose the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation as the charity of choice for his knife due to the inspired way the organization works with the community it serves, and the goal of completing a war memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for national reflection and posterity. A goal worthy of our collective support.

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