CRKT Ikoma Sampa Combo Edge Knife
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A video review by BladeOps.
IKBS Ball Bearing pivot
Single position clip
CRKT added a stainless steel race to the IKBS bearing pivot on this knife due to the aluminum handles.
AUS-8 is inferior to AUS-8A (Annelated) steel.
I am consistently impressed by my CRKT knives, I used to sell some of their cheap models even and still use them daily. I used to be a Gerber fan but my last one seemed like something you’d spend tickets on at the arcade.
I have plenty of knives but would be tempted on this one if it were not combo blade. Years of using my knives backpacking, camping, and around the house has taught me the only thing a combo blade is good for is complicating sharpening.
Same with me. I bought the last 2 WooT knives, one of which was a Combo. But I bought it for my Grandsons birthday. I prefer plain edge as well. I hope WooT can get more plain blades like the CRKT Wrinkle.
When given the choice, I’ll usually go for the straight edge, but I’ve also found that I kind of like the serrations for some tasks because they snag string and line while cutting, and give you that little extra tug that you need to make the cut. Fibred fishing line being a pain in the arse to cut with clippers, cuts perfectly on a serration.
So, not my first choice, but I wouldn’t have found the uses for it if I hadn’t bought a couple.
I say try it out. At this price, no biggie.
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Good looking knife, My normal EDC knife is the CRKT My Tighe
CRKT makes great knives, Thinking about picking up this one but would really rather have it in straight blade or CRKTs Veff serrations.
If you haven’t seen them, check them out - Veff Serrations
Woot needs to do some homework, they even block the sale of fixed blades in the “sport” section yet I can buy a 6" chefs knife without restriction.
Agreed. If you have to have serrations, the Veff serrations are the best.
Don’t forget that this knife (like the previously mentioned wrinkle) has the IKBS bearing system. Makes for a rocket-like, smooth deployment every time. If you haven’t had an IKBS (or any bearing pivot, for that matter) knife, you really need to try one.
While a strait edge is much simpler to sharpen, the serrations can turn your knife into a functional wire cutter if the need arises. I was sold on strait edge until I found the Gerber I currently carry (in the mud whilst hunting!) that has serrations. I’ve had the need to cut wire to length and this knife works in that capacity with the sharpness near the pivot point.
I really want an assisted open and this looks great but the clip seems to be on the wrong end. Mine is on the pivot end which allows me to pull the knife out of my pocket and my thumb is on the blade opener. This knife would require you to rotate the knife before opening. Not sure I like that.
If anyone has thoughts on that, please let me know. I like the looks of this tool.
Stop with the serrated knives.
Dear Woot, please keep offering the partially serrated blades. They are super helpful when cutting braided nylon hose, rope, braided fishing line, etc. I like the look of this knife, right up until I watched the video and saw the wobbly blade. NOPE. Again, please try to offer some SOG knives. They make THE FINEST EDC knives on the planet! No wobbly blades!
Agreed. I know they get a lot of hate here because they’re hard to sharpen, but as a backpacker I tend to use the serrations more than the strait edge. (But as others pointed out, Veff if better AND easier to sharpen.)
Another vote in favor of partially serrated blades. I find them very convenient for my purposes.