Just Arrived For Testing: CRKT Crossover Shears

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAK

The ball got rolling a couple of months ago with a comment and a URL from reader JoshTheViking, and this nifty gadget just showed up yesterday while I was out shooting. Columbia River Knife & Tool’s ‘Crossover’ scissors are about what I’d expected: clever and sharp, but not terribly over-engineered.

The lower blade is slightly longer than the upper blade, which detaches for use as a general-purpose knife. The lower finger loop is actually made of thin spring steel with a rubbery coating, and the fit is a little tighter than I’m used to. The detachable pivot is adjustable via a tiny Torx screw in case it works a bit loose.

I’ll save the rest for the review. And speaking of testing, I’m still looking for tips on how to test a scissors/knife combination…


  1. ducky says:

    I’d suggest testing scissors/knives by cutting stuff. Just my $0.02.

  2. Arod529 says:

    Step 1: Find a nice young lady that likes to do crafty stuff and lend her the scissors. Ask her how they perform.

    Step 2: Invite that nice young lady to a nice steak dinner as payment for her help, and to make return convenient. Proceed to enjoy the delicious steak, using the knife part as your eating utensil. Keeping a straight face during the event is mandatory.

    Step 3: Report back pronto.

    1. Max says:

      Yes. Then use the scissors to cut the tip on a fine cigar and enjoy it while writing the review.

  3. knightofbob says:

    I like to use kitchen shears (as these seem to be mostly oriented, with the exception of the screwdriver) for small game. If you could find someone processing a rabbit, I would be extremely interested to know how these work out. It’d save me the trouble of finding/making a sheath for my Henckels, and the worry of losing them.

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Just Arrived For Testing: CRKT Crossover Shears

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