CRKT tells us that the CRKT Thero was “[n]amed after a group of ‘beast-footed’ dinosaurs called theropods, this everyday carry has the look of a museum relic and an aggressive, lightweight design that’s all 21st century.” In case you don’t want to give “theropods” a google, they’re the big awesome dinosaurs like the Giganotosaurus, Tyrannosaurus , and Carcharodontosaurus and a whole bunch of others. Although we think it looks like a well-known superhero knife, we can absolutely see where they’re coming from. Whatever it looks like, we can absolutely say without prejudice that TJ Schwartz designs a cool looking knife. Not only that, it has a fast flipping action and you can pick it up for just over $40.
The Thero features a 3.08” 8Cr13MoV modified sheepsfoot blade with a black oxide finish and a blade thickness of 0.125”. There’s jimping on the spine for a great grip in a variety of positions.
This linerlock has a fast flipping action and a great look. It has partially skeletonized black glass-reinforced nylon (GRN) handles with a carbon fiber insert and an anodized red pivot collar. It’s 4.22” closed and weighs 3.1 ounces.
- 8Cr13MoV, Black Oxide Finished
- 3.08” Modified Sheepsfoot
- 0.125” Blade Thickness
- Liner Lock
- GRN Handle with Carbon Fiber Underlay
- Anodized Red Pivot Ring
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 3.1 Ounces
- 4.22” Closed
- 7.31” Overall
Whether you think the CRKT Thero looks a bit like a dinosaur or a bit like that red-clad web slinger, you can pick one up for about $44. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.