We love CRKT knives. They’re affordable and high quality, and that makes a big difference when you’re looking for a knife to gift someone this Christmas. While we’re thankful there’s a wide variety of CRKT knives to choose from, we know that makes the decision-making process a lot harder. In that vein, here are six CRKT knives that we think should be under a Christmas tree this season – in no particular order.
CRKT Knives over $50
Yes, we’re aware the CRKT Homefront has been on the market for more than a year now. We don’t care. It’s still just as cool as it was the first time we saw it. If you’re not familiar with this good-sized EDC work knife, here’s the quick and dirty. It’s a knife that you can field strip in seconds without tools, clean, put back together without tools, and it still functions exactly as it did before (only much cleaner). It’s really something to behold. And, it’s a Ken Onion design which makes it that much better.
Features: Stonewash coated 1.4116 stainless steel blade. Black glass reinforced nylon handle. Blade flipper. Linerlock. “Field Strip” technology. 3-9/16″ drop point plain edge blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 4-3/4″ closed. 8-1/4″ overall. Made in Taiwan.
I let the picture of the M16 fool me every time. It’s so slim and sleek that I see it as a small knife. It’s not. This Kit Carson designed, CRKT best seller is 5.375″ closed (9.375″ overall). This knife is feature-rich and ready for almost anything, even slicing an apple for a snack.
Features: 8Cr14 stainless steel blade. Non-reflective black titanium nitride finish. Combined Razor-Sharp and Veff Serrated cutting edge. Dual checkered thumb studs also act as a blade stop. Dual “Carson Flipper” blade extensions also act as a true hilt in action. Textured black G10 handle. Single stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves. Patented AutoLAWKS safety mechanism. Torx fasteners throughout. Non-stick bearings at the blade pivot. Removable non-stick plated stainless steel pocket clip. 3.875″ Tanto blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″ 5.375″ Closed. Made in China
CRKT Knives under $40
with Stonewash Stainless Steel Handle and
Satin Coated 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel Blade
Item Number:CR3720 Price: $39.99
The CRKT Remedy exists at the intersection of art and practicality. The aesthetically flawless every day carry folding knife has simple looks and versatile utility. It’s the choice folder for those looking to end daily tasks and turn heads while they’re at it – and it’s literally under $40.
Features: Satin coated 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade. Stonewash coated stainless steel blade. Blade flipper. Framelock. Lanyard hole. 3-9/16″ Drop point plain edge blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 4.75″ closed. 8-5/16″ overall. Made in Taiwan.
I can’t help it. Every time I make a CRKT list, the Jettison is in it. I love this knife. I carry this knife. It’s a sleek and powerful knife with a mighty heritage. The designer of the Jettison™ comes from a long line of knife craftsmen. With a razor-sharp blade and frame lock, this everyday carry knife stands up to its lineage, and stands apart in a new league of its own, and frankly it just looks and functions really well for a $35 knife.
Features: Satin finish 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade. Manual Flipper. Stonewash stainless steel handle. Lanyard hole. Tip-Up pocket clip. 3-1/4″ modified sheepsfoot blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 4-1/2″ closed. Made in China.
Named after Ernest Hemingway’s boat, the CRKT Pilar is the perfect pocket folder with a compact design and rugged blade shape with a lot of attitude. It’s a hefty knife in compact format (5.815″ overall) and the blade shape makes it a great little chopper. With a price tag under $30, I love the Pilar.
Features: Satin coated 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. Bead blast coated stainless steel handle. Thumb hole. Framelock. Lanyard hole. 2-7/16″ Sheepsfoot blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 5.5″ closed. 5.815″ overall. Made in Taiwan.
And one CRKT under $20
Don’t let it fool you. It’s a great neck or belt knife with a unique carry system. We like it for its traditional pinache, and its $19.99 price tag. The Obake Fixed Blade by CRKT designed by Lucas Barnley has a unique acid-etched, gray titanium nitride finish 8Cr14MoV stainless steel drop point blade and a nylon cord wrapped handle.
Features: Designed by Lucas Burnley. 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blade with a unique acid-etched, gray titanium nitride finish. Full tang. Handle has katana style nylon cord wrap over red faux rayskin for exceptional, secure all-weather grip. 3.5″ drop point blade. Blade thickness: 1/8″. 7.625” overall. Glass reinforced nylon sheath. Paracord lanyard with skull bead accent.