CRKT BOMBASTIC™ Ball Bearing Knife by Ken Onion

CRKT BOMBASTIC™ Ball Bearing Knife
5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

This Ken Onion knife has a IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system for swift and smooth deployment and the blade guard at the top of the handle adds an additional layer of safety and style.


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World-class designer Ken Onion has turned out countless award-winning designs in his Kaneohe, Hawaii shop, and we have no doubt that this will join the ranks. The sleek spear point blade features one false edge and a satin blade finish with a dual hilt. It’s been given an IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system for swift and smooth deployment and the blade guard at the top of the handle adds an additional layer of safety and style.

(The IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system sets lubed ball bearings into the folding knife pivot. The result is rapid blade deployment that is smooth and fast.)

The knife opens with even less effort than a spring assisted knife due to the unique ball bearing system invented by Ken Onion.
Classic vintage styling. Textures and contrast from WWII. The Bombastic™ isn’t your average everyday carry folder, it’s a show-stopping classic piece with ahead-of-the-curve styling and capability.

The real head turner is in the handle shape and design. Reminiscent of the old WWII bomber planes, it’s made with a stain-less steel bolster, and black glass reinforced nylon with a chevron-textured inlay. It’s designed to mimic old-school military equipment, and looks like it just walked straight out of a muse-um. A one-star over the pivot bearing: the final touch.

When classic military style meets a technically capable every-day use design, you’ve got yourself one serious showpiece.

  • Blade Length: 3.311″ (84.1 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Plain – One Side Sharp
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV, HRC 58-60
  • Blade Thickness: 0.122″ (3.1 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.506″ (114.45 mm)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz
  • Handle: Handles – 2Cr13 SS; Inlays – Glass Reinforce Fiber Polyamide
  • Style: Folding Knife w/Frame Lock
  • Overall Length: 7.938″ (201.63 mm)

Black Blade, not silver. Video is the same model though.

5 reviews for CRKT BOMBASTIC™ Ball Bearing Knife by Ken Onion

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ball bearings on a knife blade with spring assist?!?
    Wow! What a smooth blade deployment this truly is!! Not as quick as some assisted knives, granted but from the first attempt it just feels different – strangely addictive sensation!!
    The knife itself is sharp straight outta the box and has a very pleasing weight overall. The scales have a good feel for comfort and grip.
    Not my favourite knife purchased of a little selection here but truly glad I bought one all the same. If only it were a legal carry….
    Only time will tell if the bearings become issue with wear or dust within.
    CRKT quality feel as usual otherwise.
    Limited stock of these so will encourage a friend or two to purchase before posting this!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Really is an effortless opening, glides open. Well worth it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Stylish and beautiful knife. Razor sharp blade and quick release and fold. Bit pricey, but worth the money.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just received this knife form KW in 3 days flat to Ireland. What a knife!!! Beautifully built, feels great in the hand, no rattles or wobbles, incredibly sharp out of the box.But the best part is the ball bearing deployment mechanism!!! As another reviewer said its ‘strangely addictive” and he’s 100% right, its smooth as silk and incredibly fast, locks with a solid click. If you’ve been thinking of buying this knife, do it, you wont be disappointed!
    Superb service once again from Knifewarehouse, thanks guys!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Joe, firstly & foremost it’s always a pleasure doing business with you. I purchased this knife on said date & it arrived the next day. I can’t compliment this business enough at how quick their service is. The knife in question is pure quality. You can feel it immediately. I can 100% recommend this. Most importantly, it’s good to support small businesses.

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