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For a designer like Ken Onion, there’s no shortage of genius ideas, sketches, and one-offs that litter his shop. The Slacker™ folding knife is his personal thought experiment realized: can an attractive, low-profile knife be built around Field Strip? The answer is resounding.
- Field Strip – Disassemble your knife for cleaning without tools
- Satin finish for an appealing blade visual
- 6061 aircraft grade aluminum handles are strong and lightweight
|Blade Length||3.324" (84.43 mm)|
|Blade Steel||1.4116 Stainless Steel, 55-57 HRC|
|Blade Finish||Satin Finish|
|Blade Thickness||0.113" (2.87 mm)|
|Closed Length||4.305" (109.35 mm)|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Locking Liner|
|Overall Length||7.688" (195.28 mm)|
In his workshop in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Ken Onion built himself a personal everyday carry. His friends loved it so much, they insisted that he bring it to CRKT® for a full production line. Only slightly modified from the custom he built himself, the Slacker™ houses a satin-finished drop point blade between a textured aluminum handle. The checked pattern not only balances the look, it makes for solid grip amid daily grime. If it starts to slow down, Field Strip lets you restore it to perfect working order on the spot.
Ken designed the Slacker™ by and for himself. So naturally, we couldn’t resist.
How Field Strip Works
Field Strip technology lets you easily disassemble your knife for cleaning without tools. To disassemble, close the knife, push the front release lever up. Then spin the rear release wheel clockwise—once you feel the handle release, pull it up and away. Handle and blade come apart easily. To bring the knife back together, place the blade and handle into the closed position—press and hold the pivot. Once the pivot is seated correctly, rotate the release wheel counter-clockwise until snug. Push front lever down. The knife is restored to full working order.
For a quick FAQ on how Field Strip works, click here.
Ken is the real deal. The youngest ever inductee into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008, he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful knife designers of all time.
In 1996 he created the first commercially successful assisted opening mechanism, and 20 years later unveiled his award-winning Field Strip Technology. As the designer of the successful Eros™ folder series, as well as the award-winning Hi Jinx™, Ken never seems to be at a loss for ideas.