Knife Designer, Matthew Lerch is no stranger to CRKT. He won awards with his CRKT Moxie and Endorser, and now he’s back with the CRKT Directive, a tactical EDC you shouldn’t miss.

Lerch, who was originally a watch and tool maker, understands that one of the best combinations of knife design is beauty and performance, and he’s found that combination in the most noticeable feature of the Directive, the 8Cr14MoV, black oxide finish reverse tanto blade.

The action on the Directive is excellent as well. The flipper on this manual EDC opens the blade quickly and smoothly, and its sturdy linerlock locks the blade into place. The finger choil is comfortable and really lets you choke up on the blade. Frankly, we really enjoyed this knife. It has a great look and a great tactical cutting feel.

The Details

  • 8CR14Mov stainless Blade
  • Glass-reinforced nylon handles
  • Reversible pocket clip
  • 3.625” blade length
  • 4.812” closed length
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Linerlock

This tactical beauty from CRKT is now available at Smoky Mountain Knife Works ( for $34.99. Whether you are looking for a knife for the office, field, or just to keep on hand, the Directive is one serious EDC that can turn your to-do list into a done list. Simply click the button below.