Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool 6050
Specifications and features:
CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) Centofante Tribute 2 folding lockback knife
2.875" plain drop point blade
High flat grind
Polished Micarta handle, chestnut brown and black finish
Nail nick for opening
0.081" blade thickness
Stainless steel lockback lever
Stainless steel back spacer
Peened pivot and assembly pins
Handle is hand shaped and polished
Designed by Frank Centofante
6.75" overall length open
3.875" handle and closed length
Weighs 1.3 ounces
Tribute 2 Plain Drop Point Folding Lockback Knife -
The Tribute™ 2 is a fitting statement of simplicity and craftsmanship. It is a classic drop point lockback folder, with no gimmicks, no frills, no complex mechanisms, not even a clip. His meticulous approach to knifemaking is detailed in his chapter in the "Bible," How To Make Folding Knives, published in 1988, and that is exactly how we are making the Tribute.
First, there is the 2.875" drop point Razor-Sharp blade of premium 7Cr17MoV stainless steel in a satin finish. It has a high flat grind and a nail nick for opening. That's it. No bumps or facets, just the cleanest and simplest shape possible, ground and finished by hand.
The 3.875" open build frame is simply two pieces of strong and lightweight Micarta®, layered in chestnut brown and black. There is the stainless steel lockback lever which forms the spine, and a stainless steel back spacer.
The pivot is peened in the style of Frank's customs, as are the assembly pins. Finally, the handle is shaped and polished by hand.
Drop Point Blade -
This blade has a gentle, sloping convex curve to the point versus the concave curve of the clip blade. Being thicker, this blade point is stronger for heavier tasks. It stands up to abuse well, but isn't as effective for easy penetration.