Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) is based right here in the USA in Tualatin Oregon. Since 1984 CRKT has been offering a vast line of knives and tools for just about every imaginable application and industry. Their knives and tools can be seen on the belts of knowledgeable professionals because of their rugged dependability and reliability. All of CRKT's offerings are built on advanced machinery to ensure you have the very best they have to offer. With an excellent warranty and a strong dedication to their customers Columbia River Knife & Tool will earn you loyalty on your first purchase.
The category of "key chain knives" has been around for a long time. In most cases, these are little pen knives, with thin blades and slip joint pocket knife frames. Gerry McGinnis had a radically innovative idea, which is why this knife is in our catalog. He calls it the Shrimp.
The revolutionary idea is this: make a small knife with premium quality materials and big knife build. The Shrimp is not a toy, but a real sport and work knife. The only difference is that it has a 1.75" blade and a 2.5" handle.
Take the blade, for example. It is made of premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in a high satin finish. Although short, it is fully featured, with a modified drop point shape with recurve. It is high hollow ground and has a slight swedge on the top edge. It is opened by a large CNC-milled nail notch. There are aggressive friction grooves on the spine for the thumb. But most impressively, the blade is a full 0.125" (3.2 mm) thick, a width common on much larger folders.
The Shrimp has a frame-lock build, eliminating the need for separate liners. The right side frame is 3Cr13 stainless steel on all models. The left frame is 6061 anodized aluminum on the colored models, and stainless steel on the bead-blast model 1181. The left frame is skeletonized to save weight. To aid grip, there are two finger choils and the frame has a rounded contour.
We have value-priced the Shrimp so anyone can afford one as a key chain knife, a money clip knife, a first knife, or a gift knife. And please remember, the name Shrimp is not intended as an insult, but as a term of endearment for a tough little guy.
Specifications and Features:
Open Overall Length: 4.25"
Closed Length: 2.5"
Weight: 1.9 ounces
Blade Length: 1.75"
Style: Modified Drop Point
Handle Material: 2CR13/Aluminum