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Blade Magazine 2012 Imported Knife Of The Year®

Designed by Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion for Columbia River Knife & Tool, the Foresight is the Blade Magazine 2012 Imported Knife Of The Year®. A recurve edge, a magnificently contoured handle for enhanced purchase and the Ikoma Korth Bearing System for ultra-smooth action help make this puppy a pocket keeper. It is also one of the 2012 Knives Of The Year that ShopBlade offered in an exclusive limited edition of 100 with Onion’s signature on the blade. Those exclusives sold out in a hurry.

•Knife: Foresight

Company: Columbia River Knife & Tool

•Designer: Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Ken Onion

•Pattern: Tactical folder

•Blade steel: AUS 8 stainless

•Heat treat: 58-59 HRC

•Blade length: 3.5”

•Blade pattern: Drop point

•Blade grind: High hollow

•Blade finish: Black titanium nitride

•Handle material: Cold-forged aluminum

•Closed length: 5.17”

•Operating/locking mechanism: Flipper with locking liner

•What to look for: IKBS ball-bearing pivot system provides a smooth, fast opening

•Weight: 6.3 ozs.

•MSRP: $140

•Available: Now

    The Blade Magazine Knife-Of-The-Year® Awards are voted on each year at the BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com) by the show’s exhibiting booth holders, plus a panel of five special judges, the latter whose votes count double. The 2013 BLADE Show will be held May 31-June 2, once again at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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