CRKT NiadDesigned by world record holding speed climber, Hans Florine, the CRKT Niad is a small, lightweight knife that excels at its job.  Weighing less than an ounce and with a closed length of only 2.5”, it’s the perfect size and weight for a climber,  but it’s perfect to use as a keychain knife, a just in case, lives in the glovebox knife, or even an EDC knife.

This diminutive, two-piece construction knife is surprisingly sturdy and features a 1.56” 5Cr13MoV tanto tip with Veff flat top serrations. It’ll both pierce and slice.

The handle is 6AL4V titanium, and the blade locks into place with a framelock. The lockup on this knife is superb. It also features a lanyard hole and a carabiner/finger hole, so you can easily hook it to your gear. As an added safety feature, if you do attach this knife to a carabiner, it keeps the blade from accidentally opening, which is pretty freaking cool.

CRKT NiadCRKT Niad Details

  • 5Cr13MoV, Stonewash Finish
  • 1.56” Partially Serrated Tanto Tip
  • 56-58 HRC
  • Veff Flat Top Serrations
  • 6AL4V Titanium Handle
  • Frame Lock
  • Lanyard/Carabiner Hole
  • 2.5” Closed
  • 4.06” Overall
  • 0.6 Ounces

The small and lightweight CRKT Niad is an excellent addition to any EDC rotation. If you’re interested in this knife click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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