Designer Ken Onion was inducted into the Blade Magazine Hall of Fame in 2008 and is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful knife designers of our time. He has been making custom knives since 1991 and invented the first commercially successful assisted opening mechanism in 1996, creating a new product class. He holds more than 36 patents on locks, gadgetry, mechanisms, safeties, and designs. He has collaborated on production designs with a number of prominent manufacturers, and conducts classes on knife technology around the world. He also teaches classes in design, knife making and business in his home state of Hawaii. In addition to cutlery, Ken has a wide variety of other product designs to his credit and in the works. CRKT are delighted to have him as part of the team.
All folding knives and multitools should never be left wet or dirty after having being used, and should be cleaned, oiled and dried before storing. The finest product on the market to keep your prized cutting companion in excellent working condition, is the Quick Release Lubricant. Supplied with a unique needle point dispenser to apply a few drops to all moving parts, which emulsifies dirt and corrosion resulting in smooth friction free movement of all working implements.