The CRKT Hyperspeed is fast. Seriously fast. As CRKT tells us, “Blink, and you might miss it,” and they’re not kidding. At the heart of this sleek, modern MJ Lerch design, you’ll find CRKT’s OutBurst assisted opening technology, that boasts, “blade deployment to otherworldly speeds.”

Besides being fast, this 8.25″ thumb stud opener is long, lean and easy on the eye. It features a 3.6″ 8Cr14MoV drop point blade with a black oxide coating and durable, glass reinforced nylon handles with thermoplastic inlays for an exceptional grip.

You might know MJ Lerch from her other CRKT designs. As CRKT tells us, “MJ Lerch has built a number of sought-after knives, and with it, a reputation for highly ergonomic and inventive handle designs.”

She designed the sexy fixed blade called the Synergist, and her husband, CRKT designer, Matthew Lerch is responsible for the Flat Out, Fast Lane, and Up & At ‘Em.

According to CRKT, The Hyperspeed solidifies [MJ Lerch’s] hold on the mastery of knife making. A thick drop point blade—finished with sleek black oxide—is balanced by a two-tone glass-reinforced and thermoplastic elastomer handle for exceptional grip. The curving pixel design [w]hen paired with OutBurst®, it’s downright unstoppable.”

CRKT Hyperspeed Details

  • 8Cr14MoV Stainless Steel, Black Oxide CoatedHyperspeed
  • 3.582″ Drop Point Blade
  • Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Linerlock
  • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handle
  • Tip-up Pocket Clip
  • 3.8 oz
  • 4.6″ Closed
  • 8.25″ Overall
For speed and looks, the CRKT Hyperspeed just really can’t be beaten. At just $50, it’s easy on the old bank account as well. If you’re interested in learning more about or getting your own, simply click any link in the article above or the button below.

All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.