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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: CRKT Minimalist

I have to hand it to CRKT - this is a really cool knife. I received this knife to review as part of a group from a private collection. It was different than the rest of the folders - and very unique.

"Nasty..." - it was all I could think to say when drawing the blade from it's Zytel sheath. Really sleek, barely noticeable when slung around the neck on a simple paracord loop. The kind of knife I could see fitting really well into a 'multi-day hike' scenario. It just sits in it's place until it's needed, and when you give it a little tug, it's ready to go.

Fixed blade, full tang - the knife only comes to a few inches long, and the sheath is only about an inch and a half wide. It's really small, hence the name - minimalist.

The blade comes with a little lanyard already attached and it's quite well done - nothing sloppy or 'rushed' about it.

It has no serrations and nothing really fancy about it. It's handle is carved to fit my hand perfectly, and I'm sure a lot of you would say the same when holding this little gem. The full specs can be found below.

Open Overall Length 5 inches
Weight 1.1 ounces

Length 2 inches
Thickness 0.1 inches
Material 5Cr15MoV
Blade-HRC 55-57
Finish Bead-Blast
Grind Hollow
Style Wharncliffe
Edge Plain

Material Polished Micarta

The knife fits a certain philosophy of use perfectly. Beyond that, it's a really neat show-off-piece and definitely appeals to my own personal second-kind-of-cool mentality. It's really sharp, even for a used blade and this leads me to believe one of two things; either it takes an edge very well or holds it's edge very well - both commendable traits in any blade. At about thirty bucks new - how do you NOT own this knife already?

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