The CRKT BT Fighter was voted “the best new CRKT for 2020 so far” by 100% of respondents. Granted, it was an informal, internal poll with a small sample size of two. Seriously, we love this knife. We’ve been carrying the Compact for months and it’s a officially a favorite. We know some of you haven’t checked out this outstanding Brian Tighe design because it was only available in the Compact version. Well, you no longer must wait for the full-size version is here! It’s all the goodness of the Compact. It’s just bigger, and it’s a tanto rather than a drop point blade.
The first thing most people love about any Tighe design is the look. All his knives have a unique and artistic look that is almost unmistakable, and the CRKT BT Fighter is no exception. This full-sized version features a 3.64” Tanto Tip with a swedged spine that reinforces the tip, which reduces the likelihood of breakage. It rides on IKBS ball bearing pivot and opens with either the flipper, ambidextrous thumb studs, or with the button lock. The fidget factor with this knife is literally through the roof after the first few flicks. It’s fast and lock up is sincerely solid.
The glass reinforced fiber polyamide handles are contoured for a secure grip and just look fantastic. It has a grooved backspacer for added security and a generous lanyard hole for attachments. The ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip is deep carry, and it has a generous lanyard hole for attachments. It has a closed length of 5.15” and weighs right at 5 ounces.
- 8Cr13MoV, Stonewash Finish
- 3.64” Tanto Tip
- 0.13” Blade Thickness
- 58-59 HRC
- Flipper or Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System
- Button Lock
- Glass Reinforced Fiber Polyamide Handles
- Ambidextrous, Deep Carry Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 5 Ounces
- 5.15” Closed
- 8.88” Overall
We love Brian Tighe designs and the CRKT BT Fighter. It just might be our favorite new CRKT for 2020. It’s incredibly versatile, easy to use, and just an all-around great knife. 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.