Earlier this year, Columbia River Knife & Tool Inc. (more commonly called CRKT) announced a wealth of new knives and other tools of interest to shooters, hunters and outdoorsmen. A pair of those knives are the Jettison folders. These knives are offered as a standard model and as a compact version. Both were designed by Robert Carter, a Texan with a family history of knife making.
The standard Jettison is a folder with a 3.26″ long blade. Made of 8Cr13MoV steel, the blade has a plain edge and a modified sheepsfoot design with a satin stainless finish. CRKT states the blade has a Rockwell hardness of 58-60 and is held in place with a frame lock.
CRKT uses a stainless steel handle with a stonewash finish. The handle is a little more than 4.5″ long, and when opened, the knife is exactly 7.75″ long. The knife weighs in a 4.5 ounces. CRKT puts the suggested retail price of this knife at $49.99.
As one might expect, the Jettison Compact is similar to, but smaller than, the standard model. The Compact model uses the same blade material, but has a Wharncliffe design that is just over 2″ in length. The handle is made of titanium with a stone washed finish.
The overall length of the knife is 5.2″ (3.2″ folded) and it weighs only 1.3 ounces. The MSRP on this one is the same: $49.99.