Review of Ken Onion CRKT Ripple 2 Knife

Ken Onion has designed some pretty fantastic knives through the years.  Recently, he and CRKT released the Ripple 2 knife.  This manual folder has a lot going for it.  It is built on a proprietary ball bearing system that creates a nearly frictionless glide for the knife blade as it opens.  You pull the flipper with your finger and the blade just whips right open.  This knife isn’t a spring assisted, but it sure opens as good as one.  It stays closed through a detent system with the bearings.  So it has a positive lock.  Then, when you flip it, out comes the blade and just keeps going until it snaps into place–open. 
One other thing I really like about this knife is the CNC machined handles.  You can get it in either a blue or charcoal color–but it is the feel of the handle I like best.  Made with a whole ton of texture, the handle gives you a nice solid grip.  This is a great pocket knife for EDC. 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Knife Category: Manual Folder

Blade Style: Drop Point, Plain Edge
Action: Manual
Blade Length: 2.75″
Blade Thickness:
Blade Material: Acuto+ Stainless
HRC: 59-60
Open Length: 6 1/2
Closed Length: 3 3/4″
Weight: 2.3 Ounces
Clip: Removable
Lock Mechanism: FFrameLock
Safety: Ball Detent for bias towards closed position

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