If 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.
- 8Cr13MoV, Satin Finish
- 3.16” Drop Point
- 0.19” Blade Thickness
- Manual Folder
- Thumb Hole Opener
- 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.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.