CRKT Announces New Knives For 2018

   01.29.18

CRKT Announces New Knives For 2018

While attending SHOT Show 2018, I had the chance to talk to some of the guys at CRKT about their new products for 2018. They are not releasing just a single new knife, but several, including a small axe.

Ken Onion designed a knife that could easily be field stripped for cleaning. CRKT took that design and applied to to various knives by a number of designs submitted by designers from all over the world.

RAIKIRI – Designed by Dew Hara in Seki, Japan.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.759″ (95.48 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Plain Edge
  • Blade Steel: 1.4116 SS
  • Blade Finish: Satin Finish
  • Blade Thickness: 0.134″ (3.4 mm)
  • Closed Length: 5.112″ (129.84 mm)
  • Weight: 5.0 oz
  • Handle: ADC12 Aluminium; Casting
  • Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
  • Overall Length: 8.938″ (227.03 mm)

M16-02KS – Designed by Kit Carson in Vine Grove, Kentucky.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.057″ (77.65 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Plain Edge
  • Blade Steel: 12C27 Sandvik
  • Blade Finish: Black Oxide
  • Blade Thickness: 0.117″ (2.97 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.299″ (109.19 mm)
  • Weight: 3.7 oz
  • Handle: 2Cr13
  • Style: Folding Knife w/Frame Lock
  • Overall Length: 7.313″ (185.75 mm)

Freyr – Designed by Elmer Roush in Brasstown, North Carolina. this is a Norse design small axe made from 1095 steel.

CRKT Axe

 

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 4.528″ (115.01 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Axe Edge
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Magnesium Phosphate Coating
  • Blade Thickness: 1.185″ (30.1 mm)
  • Weight: 1 lbs 12.7 oz
  • Handle: Tennessee Hickory
  • Style: Axe
  • Overall Length: 16″ (406.4 mm)

SEPTIMO – Designed by Jeremy Valdez in Tampa, Florida.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.622″ (92.0 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Combo Edge with Veff Serration
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV
  • Blade Finish: Black Oxide
  • Blade Thickness: 0.127″ (3.23 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.553″ (115.65 mm)
  • Weight: 4.7 oz
  • Handles: 6061 T6 Al; Inlays – Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR)
  • Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
  • Overall Length: 8.188″ (207.98 mm)

Gōken – Designed by James Williams in Encinitas, California.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.693″ (93.8 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Plain Edge
  • Blade Steel: 1.4116 SS
  • Blade Finish: EDP Coating
  • Blade Thickness: 0.136″ (3.45 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.854″ (123.29 mm)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz
  • Handle: G10
  • Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
  • Overall Length: 8.563″ (217.5 mm)

HVAS – Designed by Jesper Voxnaes in Loegstrup, Denmark

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.339″ (84.81 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Plain Edge
  • Blade Steel: 1.4116 SS
  • Blade Finish: Satin Finish
  • Blade Thickness: 0.126″ (3.2 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.525″ (114.94 mm)
  • Weight: 3.7 oz
  • Handle: Glass Filled Nylon
  • Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
  • Overall Length: 7.875″ (200.03 mm)

RTD – Designed by Matthew Lerch in Sussex, Wisconsin.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.665″ (93.09 mm)
  • Blade Edge: Plain Edge
  • Blade Steel: 1.4116 SS
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125″ (3.18 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.853″ (123.27 mm)
  • Handle: Glass Reinforced Nylon
  • Style: Folding Knife w/ Locking Liner
  • Overall Length: 8.5″ (215.9 mm)

Final Thoughts

My favorites are the: Freyr, RTD, and the HVAS.

Special thank you to the guys at CRK for taking time out of their busy schedule to help with the video.

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