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CRKT Ken Onion Eros Titanium Frame Lock Knife (3" Satin) K455TXP

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MSRP: $225.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.31"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:1.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Eros
  • Model Number:K455TXP
  • Designer:Ken Onion
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.31"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:1.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Eros
  • Model Number:K455TXP
  • Designer:Ken Onion
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Columbia River Knife & ToolŪ and noted knife designer Ken Onion bring you the Eros knife. This lightweight knife features a premium 3" Acuto stainless steel blade and a bead blast finished titanium frame lock handle with pocket clip for easy tip-down carry.

The modified drop point blade has a high hollow grind, swedged top edge, and a high satin finish. Steel is premium Acuto, stainless, noted for its high chromium and molybdenum content and hardness. It is instantly opened by pressing the blade flipper with either hand. For safety while closed, the blade has a ball detent.

Even the best conventional blade pivot bearings have some degree of friction which resists initial movement, or "stiction." In contrast, the blade opening action is almost friction-free due to the IKBS ball-bearing system. This innovative and simple design places eight uncaged ball bearings on each side of the blade pivot in races which are machined into the stainless steel handle. It is compact and adjustable at the blade pivot screw if ever needed. Not only is opening and closing exceptionally smooth, the IKBS system is durable and requires little maintenance, and yields a folder with great rigidity and no blade play.

The Eros model is a frame lock open build knife with a titanium frame. In typical Ken Onion attention to detail, the frame lock does not create an unsightly gap in the right frame, but its cut is neatly integrated into the grip design of the frame.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Mitchell B.
09-01-2020
I bought this when I was seeking ever-lighter knives to compete with my Bugout for pocket time. This did not win the battle, but it won the beauty contest.
Pros: the most beautiful titanium milling in history, XXLight, nice ball bearing deployment

Cons: Lock stick (even after significant attempts to break in - I guess I'm gonna have to try the sharpie trick), the Acuto+ steel is quite chippy - mine was dull out of the box so I sharpened it up and found that the steel is no better on the sharpener than AUS 8. It's not bad...but in this price range, I expected a bit better.

Overall: I appreciate the beautiful design and milling work for this fancified letter opener, but there's no way I even cut apples with it...maybe cherry tomatoes...
Great, BUT. . .
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Patrick T.
06-05-2018
I've had this for over a year. In many ways I love this little knife. It sits on my nightstand, and I use it every day for small tasks. Wonderful feel and function. BUT, when I tried carrying it in my pocket as an EDC, it would clog with pocket lint and fail to fully open - it had to flushed every 4-5 days. I do not and have not had this issue with any other knife.
Good knife, just don't take apart
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Ryan W.
01-08-2018
The CRKT Ergos is a good knife don't get me wrong. This has an incredible action and a needlepoint tip. And I mean needlepoint tip, this thing is so sharp its unbelievable. As such, never take an IKBS knife apart. I learned the hard way. Its a royal pain in the a**. It took me nearly two hour since the ball bearings are not captive and scatter at first chance. Otherwise, this is a decent little gentleman carry. The clip isn't great, so your might as well just take it off and carry it in a pocket clip.
Unbelievable Engineering
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Todd G.
04-25-2017
For EDC this knife is unbeatable. It is so light that you really don't even notice it's weight even in the lightest fabric clothing. The 3" blade is no joke though. I have been collecting hand made knives for many years and once in a while I will carry one of them but I don't want to damage a knife that is 10x the price of this one and when working or riding. I haven't found a better EDC than the titanium Eros.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Columbia River Knife & ToolŪ and noted knife designer Ken Onion bring you the Eros knife. This lightweight knife features a premium 3" Acuto stainless steel blade and a bead blast finished titanium frame lock handle with pocket clip for easy tip-down carry.

The modified drop point blade has a high hollow grind, swedged top edge, and a high satin finish. Steel is premium Acuto, stainless, noted for its high chromium and molybdenum content and hardness. It is instantly opened by pressing the blade flipper with either hand. For safety while closed, the blade has a ball detent.

Even the best conventional blade pivot bearings have some degree of friction which resists initial movement, or "stiction." In contrast, the blade opening action is almost friction-free due to the IKBS ball-bearing system. This innovative and simple design places eight uncaged ball bearings on each side of the blade pivot in races which are machined into the stainless steel handle. It is compact and adjustable at the blade pivot screw if ever needed. Not only is opening and closing exceptionally smooth, the IKBS system is durable and requires little maintenance, and yields a folder with great rigidity and no blade play.

The Eros model is a frame lock open build knife with a titanium frame. In typical Ken Onion attention to detail, the frame lock does not create an unsightly gap in the right frame, but its cut is neatly integrated into the grip design of the frame.

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.09"
  • Blade Material:Stainless Steel
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.31"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:1.40 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Eros
  • Model Number:K455TXP
  • Designer:Ken Onion
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Milled and milled and milled
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Mitchell B.
09-01-2020
I bought this when I was seeking ever-lighter knives to compete with my Bugout for pocket time. This did not win the battle, but it won the beauty contest.
Pros: the most beautiful titanium milling in history, XXLight, nice ball bearing deployment

Cons: Lock stick (even after significant attempts to break in - I guess I'm gonna have to try the sharpie trick), the Acuto+ steel is quite chippy - mine was dull out of the box so I sharpened it up and found that the steel is no better on the sharpener than AUS 8. It's not bad...but in this price range, I expected a bit better.

Overall: I appreciate the beautiful design and milling work for this fancified letter opener, but there's no way I even cut apples with it...maybe cherry tomatoes...
Great, BUT. . .
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Patrick T.
06-05-2018
I've had this for over a year. In many ways I love this little knife. It sits on my nightstand, and I use it every day for small tasks. Wonderful feel and function. BUT, when I tried carrying it in my pocket as an EDC, it would clog with pocket lint and fail to fully open - it had to flushed every 4-5 days. I do not and have not had this issue with any other knife.
Good knife, just don't take apart
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Ryan W.
01-08-2018
The CRKT Ergos is a good knife don't get me wrong. This has an incredible action and a needlepoint tip. And I mean needlepoint tip, this thing is so sharp its unbelievable. As such, never take an IKBS knife apart. I learned the hard way. Its a royal pain in the a**. It took me nearly two hour since the ball bearings are not captive and scatter at first chance. Otherwise, this is a decent little gentleman carry. The clip isn't great, so your might as well just take it off and carry it in a pocket clip.
Unbelievable Engineering
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Todd G.
04-25-2017
For EDC this knife is unbeatable. It is so light that you really don't even notice it's weight even in the lightest fabric clothing. The 3" blade is no joke though. I have been collecting hand made knives for many years and once in a while I will carry one of them but I don't want to damage a knife that is 10x the price of this one and when working or riding. I haven't found a better EDC than the titanium Eros.
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