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.
Knife Category: Manual Folder
Blade Style: Drop Point, Plain Edge
Blade Length: 2.75″
Blade Material: Acuto+ Stainless
Open Length: 6 1/2
Closed Length: 3 3/4″
Weight: 2.3 Ounces
Lock Mechanism: FFrameLock
Safety: Ball Detent for bias towards closed position