The CRKT Mt. Rainier Knife is the kind of knife you need when your life depends on the tools you select - tools such as your pitons, ice axe, crampons and knife. Because climbers regard reaching the summits of the 14,000 ft. North American peaks as the pinnacle of achievement, CRKT has named this popular line of knives the 14K Summit series. The CRKT Mount Rainier Knife is the middle size of the series, with a 2.875" blade. The Columbia River Mt. Rainier Knife is an ideal utility knife for your mountain climbing gear, large enough to undertake serious cutting tasks.
This CRKT Knife is ideal for everyday carry. The CRKT Mount Rainier Knife begins with a powerful InterFrame locking liner construction in an easily cleaned open build, with nickel chrome plated zinc alloy scales featuring an aircraft-style drilled "skeleton" design. Weight is reduced without compromising the exceptional strength. The dual liners are 420J2 stainless steel. Handles are designed with an extended guard, generous size and bead-blast finish to give you extra gripping power. Friction grooves at the lock and on the blade spine improve grip in wet and icy conditions.
The high-carbon, 420J2 stainless steel blade of the CRKT Mount Rainier Mountain Climbing Knife features a rugged modified drop point shape and bead-blast finish. Blade grinds are engineered to retain maximum thickness at the tip and through the length of the spine. This blade is built for real work. Triple-Point Serrations are available on all sizes. Integrated into the design is the patented* LAWKS; safety, which effectively converts your folder into a virtual fixed blade when the lever is slid forward- very reassuring when you are using your knife for difficult and tiring tasks. Double-grooved ambidextrous thumb studs allow you to comfortably open or close the blade with a single, smooth, one-handed motion, aided by the lubrous washers at the blade pivot which guarantee continued smoothness. All fasteners are Torx, proven superior in initial assembly and owner maintenance, such as tightening the pivot screw for proper blade tension after years of heavy, sustained work loads. The convenient stainless steel clothing/gear clip is easily removable, attached with three Torx fasteners.
The CRKT 14K Summit Mt. Rainier Knife is designed to reach the summit of tough, strong folding knives. It's all about excellence and achievement. If you're comparing all-alloy, multipurpose knives, the Columbia River Mt. Rainier sets the standard.
*U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808