CRKT asked Ken Onion, Hawaiian custom knifemaker, designer, inventor and member of the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame, to give them his ideas for a no-nonsense line of sport and work folders. Their goal was to offer great utility and quality in a rugged high-value locking liner folder. We think they've met the sport knife goal in Ken's new aluminum-framed Shenanigan.
Even though Ken is known for his assisted opening folders, in this case, the combination of the open-build frame, blade flipper, and Teflon and bronze bushings at the pivot allow for fast one hand opening in an exceptional knife.
All models feature 3.25" long blades with a classic Ken Onion profile. There is a modified drop point with a slight recurve and a swedged top edge.
The Shenanigan PPS offers the workhorse AUS 8 blade steel in a bead-blast finish, plus a frame of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) organic polymer. This is a rugged, value-priced knife that can be used daily on the job. It is one that will take the worst abuse from impacts, abrasion, and solvents and still look good. The combination of contoured handle, index finger notch and checkered grip pattern make the Shenanigan models very friendly to the hands.
The combination of contoured handle, index finger notch and checkered grip pattern make the Shenanigan models very friendly to the hands.
Ken Onion isn't playing any tricks here. CRKT is pulling the Shenanigans.
This is an overall general purpose pocket knife. The handle is very ergonomic and fits my hand perfectly. I have purchased two, but still carry my original, which has been through several years of use. I would definitely recommend this knife and you cannot beat the price.