Designed by Ken Onion, the CRKT Motley is a serialized, limited edition Blue Ridge exclusive. There were only 500 of these bad boys, and they were made in Italy. It’s a big, beefy modern folder with a fast action and some fabulous machining. Let’s take a look at it.
The Motley features a 3.86” Sleipner alloy steel recurved clip point blade with a blade thickness of 0.179”. CRKT tells us it was “[i]nspired by a classically tactical scimitar blade shape” and reimagined as a modern flipper. With an IKBS ball bearing pivot, the action on this knife is both fast and solidly satisfying.
The contoured titanium handles have a carbon fiber inlay with also acts as an overtravel stop on this framelock. The fit and finish on this knife is simply outstanding. Everything is flush and symmetrical with a fantastic feel to it. Although the overall look is not at all what we’d call “an incongruous mixture of elements”, it does have a seriously unique look that we just love. It’s also a knife with a seriously solid feel in hand. It has a tip-up pocket clip that’s easily changed from left to right hand carry. It’s 5.375” closed and weighs about 6.6 ounces.
- Bohler Sleipner, Satin Finish
- 3.86” Recurve Clip Point
- 0.179” Blade Thickness
- Manual Flipper with IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot
- Titanium Handles with Carbon Fiber Inlay
- Ambidextrous, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- 6.6 Ounces
- 5.375” Closed
- 9.188” Overall
- Made in Italy
The serialized, limited edition CRKT Motley makes an outstanding and highly collectible addition to any pocketknife collection. 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.