CRKT EndorserWanna make your friends mad? Hand them a CRKT Endorser and don’t tell them about the new Fire Safe technology in the thumb stud. They’ll push and push on that little fella and it’s going nowhere. Take it back. Give the thumb stud some downward and outward pressure and bam! It’s open in a flash.

This knife is a bit different than other assisted knives you’ve used in the past. It uses what CRKT calls Fire Safe Thumb Stud Actuation. The thumb stud functions as a button. When pressed in and pushed slightly outward, the Outburst Assisted Opening takes over and springs the blade open.

It’s really easy to use and actually functions like a safety to prevent the knife from opening when you don’t want it to. Without depressing the button, the thumb stud won’t allow the knife to open.

This daily carry knife is quick and features some great looking materials for under $50. It was designed by CRKT collaborator Matthew Lerch, the brains behind the excellent Up & At ‘Em, Moxie, and Directive knives to name a few.

This linerlock features an 8Cr14MoV stainless steel drop point blade with a satin finish or black coating. The G-10 handle scales are brown, red, and gray coloring with a tip-down pocket clip,  and the three fingers grooves and some extra jimping make it fit great in hand.

CRKT EndorserCRKT Endorser Details

  • 8Cr14MoV Stainless Steel, Satin Finish or Black Coating
  • 3.18” Drop Point Blade
  • Fire Safe Thumb Stud Opener
  • Linerlock
  • G-10 Handles
  • Tip-down Pocket Clip
  • 3.2 oz.
  • 4.17” Closed
  • 7.31” Overall

This CRKT Endorser showcases some of that fun innovation that we love from CRKT with a no-nonsense approach. If you would like to get one, just click any link in the article or click the button down below.

All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works –