The CRKT Ripple 2 is a classic gentleman’s folder knife with high quality materials and some of the smoothest opening action on a folder/flipper we have seen. It uses the IKBS system. This Ken Onion designed knife has been recently updated for the year 2013 and the new variations are the K401GXP and K401BXP. The BXP is bronze, the GXP is grey. This new style is just a little bit longer than the original 400 series. They still have the stainless steel handles with a titanium nitride finish, although the pattern on the new version is a bit “bigger”. I think it is a definite upgrade in the look. If you are looking for an upscale flipper knife, the new CRKT Ripple 2 knives are definitely a series to check out. Watch out over the next few weeks, we are expecting the new variations of the 405 series to be showing up soon.