I’ve been carrying a CRKT Snicker for a week. CRKT claims it as “one of the most compact everyday carry folders… that still performs with the punch of a full size blade.” And while I like a good-sized flipper folder in my pocket, I have to admit that I got used to the size and feel of the Snicker.
At just under 3″ closed, the Snicker is about half the size of the folders I normally carry. It fit easily in my pocket or attached to it by the pocket clip. The 420J2 steel stonewash finish blade measures only 1.85″, and the molded GRN handles make this knife extremely light. You’d think a blade this small would degrade the unassisted flipper action, but it doesn’t. The Snicker flipped open quickly and easily time and time again, and you can adjust that action with a wrench to the pivot.
Look, the CRKT Snicker probably isn’t for everyone. If you like a big knife, this one won’t satisfy that need. I personally wish the pocket clip was tip up, rather than tip down, but that’s a personal preference.
If you’re looking for an EDC that gets the job done for most daily cutting tasks, you’ll like the Snicker. At a retail price point of $24.99, it’s worth a shot.
- Stonewash coated 420J2 stainless steel blade
- Black glass reinforced nylon handle
- Blade flipper opening mechanism
- Tip-Down Pocket Clip
- 1-7/8″ drop point plain edge blade
- Blade thickness: 1/8″
- 2-15/16″ closed
- 4-5/8″ overall
CRKT tells us in their sales pitch that, “If anyone dares to judge the Snicker™ by its compact size, it’ll be you that gets the last laugh.” That might be a little over the top, but who can blame them for trying? The CRKT Snicker is a fun, practical EDC at a great price. You can get one at Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com simply by clicking the button below.