Available exclusively at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, the new SMKW exclusive CRKT Overland D2 Blackwash features upgraded D2 steel and a black G-10 handle with anodized red accents. The original Overland is undeniably one of the hotter 2020 releases from CRKT this year, and this iteration just makes a good thing even better. Perhaps most importantly, they did this without raising the price. You read that right, better steel for the same amount of money. You can pick this bad boy up for about $55.
SMKW upgraded the steel on the Overland from 8Cr13MoV to D2. This manual thumb stud opener has a blackwashed 3″ D2 sheepsfoot blade with a long slicing edge that has the perfect amount of piercing power to get the job done. It has a blade thickness of about 0.12″ and there’s jimping along the spine for a great grip.
As we wrote back a few months back, the Overland was designed by TJ Schwarz, “…with one thing in mind: food prep outside the kitchen… The handle is elevated and offset to get your knuckles out of the way while you work.” In this SMKW exclusive edition, they’ve switched out the original OD green G-10 front scale for black and instead of orange accents, you get red. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with red and black anything. It makes for an eye-popping yet classic burst of color and an outstanding overall look. This framelock has a stainless-steel back handle that keeps things easy on your pocket. It comes with a tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole. It’s 4.4″ closed and weighs about 3.6 ounces.
- 3” D2 Sheepsfoot with Dark Stonewash Finish
- Thumbstud Opener
- Black G-10 Front Handle, Stainless-Steel Back
- Red Anodized Pivot Collar and Spacer
- Tip-Up Pocket Clip and Lanyard Hole
- 3.6 Ounces
- 4.4” Closed
- 7.4” Overall
The new SMKW exclusive Overland D2 Blackwash is a great knife. The folks at Smoky Mountain Knife Works knocked it out of the park with their fantastic color and steel choices. You can pick one up for about $54. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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