The CRKT Panache is a new CRKT serialized limited edition manual folder and the best word to describe it is “solid.” Designed by legendary maker Ken Onion, it has an outstanding build and a seriously sturdy feel in your hand. It’s a solid framelock with a ton of detailed machining. CRKT limited the production to only 550 of these knives so supplies are extremely limited.
The Panache features a satin finished 3.667” CTS-XHP drop point and each blade is individually number. There’s a great looking geometric swedge and a textured fuller. It also has a thumb ramp with some generous jimping which gives this knife a ton of control and a truly unique look. Although the IKBS ball bearing pivot ensures a fast and smooth action, it still has a remarkably solid feel on the opening.
The machined titanium handles have textured black carbon fiber inlays. The pattern slightly resembles a gun stock. It gives an outstandingly slip resistant grip. The custom pivot echoes the same texturing found in both the blade and the handle. There’s jimping on the back spacer which also has a generous integral lanyard hole. It has a custom right-carry, tip-up pocket clip that’s textured to match the rest of the knife.
- CTS-XHP, Satin Finish
- 3.667” Drop Point
- 0.149” Blade Thickness
- Flipper with IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System
- Titanium Handles with Black Carbon Fiber Inlays
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 5.047” Closed
- 8.75” Overall
- Made in Taiwan
The CRKT Panache is a solid knife with a great action and a fantastic hand feel. It makes an outstanding addition to any knife collection. Supplies are extremely limited. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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