The sleek and rugged CRKT Rasp was designed by retired Green Beret Darrin William Sirois. In 2016, CRKT announced their commendable Forged by War line of knives. CRKT’s Forged by War lines are all designed by veterans, and 10% of CRKT’s net profits from the program are donated to the veteran designer’s charity of choice.
Designer Darrin William Sirois chose Purple Heart Homes as his charity of choice. This program fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging in Place and Veterans Home Ownership Programs to veterans with service connected disabilities to provide functional, quality housing.
With it’s all stainless steel construction, the CRKT Rasp is similar in style to CRKT’s massively popular Jettison, Pilar, and Buku knives. However, CRKT tells us the Rasp, “…stands for ‘Rescue and Special Purpose’ and it’ll do just that and so much more. The blade is at once a workhorse and a head turner….”
Made from rugged AUS8, the 3.6” modified Wharncliffe has a subtle curve that gives you just a bit more edge and enables a longer slice. The sleek, stonewashed 420J2 stainless steel handle houses a Framelock, and features a flared tip-down pocket clip. The action on this knife is quick and easy by either the thumb stud or the discreet flipper.
- AUS8, Stonewash Finish
- 3.671″ Modified Wharncliffe
- 420J2 Stainless Steel with Stonewash Finish
- Thumb Studs
- Tip-down Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 5.05” Closed
- 8.75″ Overall
Overall, if you’re looking for a pocket folder that’s up to almost any task, you can’t go wrong with the CRKT Rasp. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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