CRKT’s Ruger line barrels into 2017 with the announcement of the Ken Onion-designed Hollow-Point. This is CRKT collaborator Onion’s first Ruger design, and foreshadows plans the company has in store for its gun-knife crossover brand in 2017.
The Hollow-Point will be available in three different sizes: a Compact (2.75” blade), Regular (3.17”), and +P (3.6”) version. Onion drew up an unusual combination of clip and trailing points, with more belly than you’d expect from either. With its double-bolstered handle and gun-grip like texturing, the Hollow-Point stays true to the brand’s implementation of Ruger firearm inspired design cues.
Like the Follow-Through before it, the Hollow-Point utilizes the IKBS bearing system for a smooth flipping action. A reversible deep carry clip allows all three sizes of this frame lock knife to bury in the pocket, to prevent it from falling out during outdoor excursions. “This uniquely retro-styled knife is ideal for hunting treks and great for every day carry in the pack or pocket,” CRKT tells us.
A representative went on to explain that CRKT plans on introducing line extensions of existing Ruger models in 2017. Customers can expect to see new sizes of popular knives like the Bill Harsey-designed All-Cylinders. But the new Hollow-Point Compact will still remain the smallest folding knife in Ruger’s lineup. “The Compact really is just that – you hardly even notice it – until you need it,” they say.
No release date has been announced, but the MSRP for the Compact, Regular, and +P Hollow-Point are set at $59.99, $69.99, and $79.99, respectively.
Knife featured in image: Ruger Knives Hollow-Point by CRKT