When Ken Onion left Kershaw a few years back to pursue new design opportunities with CRKT, some wondered whether Onion could still deliver. Our Badass Knife of the Week proves he’s still got it.

The CRKT Ripple brings the design quirks and aesthetics of the inimitable Ken Onion to an inexpensive and effective everyday carry flipper.

The Ripple Aluminum is the latest generation of the knife, and it has knife people all aflutter.

It has a plain satin finished 3.125-inch blade made from 8Cr14MoV stainless steel that springs to life with a silky smooth action from the patented IKBS ball-bearing pivot system and a well placed flipper tab.

If you want a smaller size, the Ripple 2 Aluminum boasts a blade length of 2.7 inches.

The modified drop point blade is as simple and versatile as they come. It’s a classic shape you won’t have any trouble using for EDC, whether you’re opening boxes around the house or cooking at the campsite. A liner lock keeps the blade firmly open.

What really brings the design to life is the flowing ripple design in the now aluminum scales. The scales are anodized black and handbuffed to show the silver aluminum underneath. Not only does it offer an attractive and low-profile appearance but the aluminum scales feel secure in the hand.

Coming in at an overall length of 7.5 inches and a weigh of 2.5 ounces, the Ripple makes it easy to carry wherever you go.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the CRKT Ripple Aluminum.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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