CRKT BatumIf you like the big and beefy, not to mention budget friendly, look no further than the CRKT Batum. Even CRKT says this fat manual folder “is the knife equivalent of a 4×4” and they’re not wrong. Designed by Jesper Voxnaes, the Batum is stinking cool. What’s even cooler is you can pick it up for about $25.

The Batum has a 3.16” 8Cr13MoV drop point blade with a satin finish and a blade thickness of 0.19”. It opens with a thumb hole and, let’s just say, CRKT did a nice job with this one. Sometimes the edges of thumb holes can be a bit rough on delicate digits. That’s not the case with the Batum.

This framelock has a textured G-10 front handle and a stonewashed finish back handle. It’s about 4.7” long and about 0.5” thick so there’s plenty of handle to fill even a generous grip. It comes with a reversible tip-up/tip-down pocket clip and lanyard hole.

CRKT BatumCRKT Batum Details

  • 8Cr13MoV, Satin Finish
  • 3.16” Drop Point
  • 0.19” Blade Thickness
  • Manual Folder
  • Thumb Hole Opener
  • Framelock
  • G-10 Front Handle
  • Stainless Steel Back Handle
  • Reversible, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
  • Lanyard Hole
  • 6.9 Ounces
  • 4.77” Closed
  • 8” Overall

The CRKT Batum is a full-sized manual folder with a big beefy blade you can pick up for about $25. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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