They say, "dress for success." If that's the case, the Williwaw knife's wispy, artful handles take the cake, sitting squarely at the intersection of beauty and functionality. It's upping the ante for everyday carry knives. Black tie not required.
Jim Hammond is the very first knife designer CRKT worked with way back in 1994, and they've been deeply admiring of his talent and unparalleled work ethic ever since. From his studio in Birmingham, Alabama, the knives he produces are renowned and remembered. He's been a member of the Knifemakers' Guild for over four decades, and truly, his designs simply keep getting better and better. So when he presented CRKT with his vision for his next design, and none of us couldn't wait to see it come to fruition. The cherry on top was the name he had chosen: Williwaw, nodding at a frigid wind that originates in the Alaskan mountains and ends blasting into the coastal fjords.
A practical modified drop point blade with a satin finish sets the tone, deployed with a subtle flipper. Opening this one is a breeze with the IKBS ball bearing pivot mechanism. Stainless steel spheres reduce friction around the pivot for quick, consistent operation, and once open, the blade is locked in place with a frame lock to keep digits safe.
The real show-stopper of the knife is its black stonewash stainless steel handle whose curvy, wandering lines expertly illustrate its well-chosen name.
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- 3.026" blade length
- 4.155" closed length
- 7.125" overall length
- 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade
- 0.123" blade thickness
- Drop point blade style
- Satin blade finish
- 2Cr13 stainless steel handle material
- Frame lock
- IKBS ball bearings pivot assembly
- Deep carry stainless steel pocket clip
- Weight: 4.7 oz
- Designer: Jim Hammond