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CRKT Klecker NIRK Knife has been discontinued by CRKT and is no longer available. Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below. You can also explore other items in the Pocket Knives category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!

CRKT Klecker NIRK Knife Product Info

The CRKT NIRK Folding Knife was designed by Glenn Klecker, award-winning knife and tool designer from Silverton, Oregon. The name comes from his son: Nathan's IRreducible complexity Knife,image or NIRK. Made so that every piece serves an irreplacable function, the CRKT NIRK Knife contains just two well-thoughtout pieces, plus a blade pivot screw. The innovative design allows the CRKT NIRK to be manufactured from a single sheet of stamped and folded stainless steel to serve as the folder frame, back spacer, spring and lock, resulting in a solid lockback folder. The geometry of the cutout areas on this CRKT Knife is critical, carefully calculated to provide just the right spring action when the rear of the spine is pressed. At the front of the frame, the lock tab mates with a notch in the blade to provide safe lockup. The tighter the grip on the knife handle, the tighter the lockup, making this an exceptionally safe design. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accidentally release the lock, and it is very, very strong. When the blade is closed, the same lock tab ramps over a rounded detent to hold the blade in the closed position.

The CRKT NIRK Folder Knife sports a high-carbon stainless steel blade with a utilitarian drop point shape and a deep belly, high hollow ground for easy cutting, and a swedged top edge. The NIRK blade is a hefty 0.131" thick. The blade can be opened with either hand using the oval thumb hole. The CRKT NIRK Knives give you a flat, almost indestructible folder knife. The CRKT NIRK Folder Knife is priced so you can afford several: one for the toolbox, one for the backpack, one for the truck, one for the boat, one for the survival kit. All models have stainless steel pocket/gear clips.

Specifications for Columbia River Knife & Tool Nirk - Designed by Glenn Klecker:

Open Overall Length: 7.63 inches
Closed Length: 4.5 inches
Weight: 3.5 ounces
Blade Length: 3.125 inches
Thickness: 0.131 inches
Material: 2CR13
Blade-HRC: 51-53
Finish: Satin
Grind: Hollow
Style: Utilitarian Drop Point
Edge: Plain
Handle Material: 3CR13
Lock Type: Lock Back
Carry System: 1 Position Clip

Features of CRKT N.I.R.K. Folding Knife:

  • Assisted open folding knife
  • Lockback system
  • Firesafe system

Package Contents:

  • CRKT NIRK Knife - Folding Blade Stainless Steel Knife

CRKT Klecker NIRK Knife Related Products

CRKT Klecker NIRK Knife Unorderable Models

CRKT Klecker NIRK Knife - Satin Blade, Brushed Frame, Razor-Sharp Edge 5180, MPN: CRK5180, UPC: 794023518009, Code: VK-KN-NIRK-5180
CRKT Klecker NIRK Knife - Black Blade, Black Frame, Combo Edge 5185, MPN: CRK5185, UPC: 794023518504, Code: VK-KN-NIRK-5185

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