The CRKT Chehalem is has a great look and a nice story. According to CRKT designer Eric Ochs grew up on the highest peak of the Chehalem Mountains and this look of this knife has the weathered textured look of the antique hammers he used to find with his grandfather in his youth. We really like the overall look of this knife. We definitely like the budget friendly price of $28.
It features a 2.77” 8Cr13MoV clip point blade with a satin finish. There’s a slightly curved choil and a thumb ramp for a good grip in a variety of positions. The opening is smooth and controlled with an elongated, easily indexed thumb hole.
The stainless-steel handle on this framelock are on the small side. The texture not only looks good, it adds a touch of slip resistance. It has a tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole. It’s 3.67” closed and weighs about 3.8 ounces.
- 8Cr13MoV, Satin Finish
- 2.77” Clip Point
- 0.128” Blade Thickness
- Thumb Hole Opener
- Stainless-Steel Handle
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 3.8 Ounces
- 3.67” Closed
- 6.375” Overall
The CRKT Chehalem is a good looking knife with a smooth action and a good look you can pick up for about $27. 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.