CRKT makes a lot of good looking blades… and they are popular with a lot of my friends and other Gun Owners who are into knives. However there is something about CRKT that is a bit off.
For one thing, it’s their locks… or LAWKS as they say. Gimmicky locking mechanisms don’t make a for a good blade. A good blade is all about the blade. And CRKT has some great looking ones, but the company takes shortcuts. Steel quality, heat treatments… I don’t know what it is with these guys but every blade I’ve had from CRKT has gone dull faster than knife made from silly putty. You take any CRKT knife and it can be made twice as good if they had got rid of the silly gimmicks and concentrated on making really good blades. Like Buck. It used to be that I’d not own a Buck. Now I’ve purchased a couple and they are great knives. Why? They have great blades. A knife is a sharp edge of metal… the cutting edge is the most important. Everything else is just to make that edge usable. Now I know others will say that they had great luck with their CRKT knives. And that’s fine. But I use my knives hard. I’m not saying you don’t, just that my other knives hold their edges a lot better.