Ken Onion’s CRKT Outrage Knife ~ Product Review

by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary
CRKT Outrage Knife test and review.

CRKT Outrage Knife
CRKT Outrage Knife :
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United States -( Now, we have to admit that we are partial to Ken Onion designed knives. We have never had one of his designs fail us or not live up to his reputation.

The model that stands out most for us is the Ken Onion Skinner which we tested and reviewed in 2014. We dressed out and skinned two whitetails and a 300 pound feral hog without stopping to re-sharpen.

CRKT Outrage Knife

It so impressed our guides that they literally begged us to sell it to them…. no sale, as that was Mary’s favorite field knife. As such, when we saw his Outrage at the 2016 Shot Show, we had to have it.

The Outrage Knife utilizes the IKBS ball bearing pivot system, the “flipper” for blade deployment is smooth and fast. The IKBS was invented by Flavio Ikoma and his friend Rick Lala of Korth. The “I” stands for Ikoma and the “K” for Korth.

The blade is made from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, which is tough, corrosion resistant and holds a good edge, yet is easy to re-sharpen when needed. Properly heat-treated for use as a knife blade (HCR 58-60), 8Cr13MoV is approximately equivalent to Japanese AUS-8 stainless.

Ok, enough about the particulars on this knife. Additional specs are below. What impressed us about this blade is that it is “Pure Ken Onion”: It is a solid, well-designed and efficient blade, great for everyday carry or as a field knife for trips into the mountains.

Ken Onion’s Outrage Knife Specifications:

  • Overall length when open: 7.88 in.
  • Closed length: 4.67 in.
  • Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Blade Length: 3.19 in.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13 in.
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade grind: Hollow Ground
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Hardness: HRC 58-60
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
  • Blade Edge: Fine
  • Handle Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Lock: 2Cr13 Liner Lock
  • One Position Carry Clip – Tip Up
  • 2016 MSRP: $69.99

A final note: Two years ago, our son-in-law “appropriated” Ken’s Ripple 2 as his daily-carry. He is not going to get this one…. Jim has laid claim to it…Period!

I will tell him he can order his own CRKT Outrage Folding Razor Edge Knife online at Amazon :

About Jim and Mary Clary:

Jim and Mary Clary have co-authored over three hundred and fifty articles, (and counting) on shooting and hunting. You can read many of them on AmmoLand News.