A CRKT Foresight, Autographed by Its Designer
I count myself among the legions of knife enthusiasts who are fans of Ken Onion. His pieces are part of my EDC (everyday carry) rotation. I followed his career in the pages of BLADE Magazine. We even shook hands at the 2012 Blade Show this past June.
So I got just a little excited when Onion agreed to engrave 100 Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) Foresights for BLADE. Onion is known for his practical yet pleasing designs. The CRKT Foresight is no exception.
The design is perfect for hunting or outdoors work, but I wouldn't recommend beating these collectibles up. A genuine (i.e. not laser printed) Onion autograph on a CRKT Foresight will add a ton of value to your knife collection. You'll get your $99.99 back and then some.
CRKT Foresight Blade
Length: 3.5 inches
Thickness: .16 inches
Finish: Black Ti-Nitride
Style: Modified Drop Point
Edge: Razor Edge
CRKT Foresight Handle
Form Meets Function Meet Value
Other than the form-function balances Onion finds, I like the accessibility of his knives. Not everyone is willing to plunk down a mortgage payment for a custom blade from a well-known knifemaker.
Onion must appreciate this, because he partners with knife companies to make his custom designs available to the average Joe. The Foresight is only the latest from an Onion-CRKT partnership full of wins. The official 2012 Blade Show knife was a CRKT Ripple crafted by Onion. As with his other designs, the Ripple started as a custom creation that became even more popular through a partnership.