After I stretched the frame lock (see picture in the thread) and got shit done with it for a few days it opens easily now and is actually a very nice knife. CRKT is a good brand. (Though I find today’s design a little…meh).
@communist I’ll admit to being a complainer. Played with it for about a week, flicking it open and shut absent mindedly throughout the day, and now it flies out with such lovely ease. Just needed to be broken in.
I could see this getting people into trouble. Especially if they were to walk around saying, “Excuse me, would you like to see my Tighe Rod?” So I guess what I’m saying is, if you buy this knife, don’t say that.
I bought the last crkt knife you jerks sold to replace the cheap Kershaw emt knife I bought from you before that, but I liked the new one so much I haven’t used it. Now I’m buying this one to have as a nice clean backup knife for my reserve nice(ish) knife so I won’t feel bad about using it, I guess is what I’m telling myself.
In for another pretty sharp thing to sit in a drawer and do nothing
This is a really nice knife. I bought it from Woot a couple of years ago (not this cheap!). It’s one of my favs. The screws holding the pocket clip have a tendency to loosen up, so keep an eye on that, though…might want to blue Loctite them.
An awesomely cheap computer thwt sells out before 8am then a large artistic as seen on late night tv specialty knife? You guys are such teases! Passing on the expensive pretty ginsu ninja piece of . See you tomorrow for hopefully something good.
This knife is only $34.99 on Amazon with free 2 day shipping on prime. That makes meh price of $39 even more expensive, plus their shipping cost. Once again Meh links you to a higher price on Amazon to trick you into thinking you’ve got a deal when it’s all a lie. Shame on you, Meh.
Don’t really need another ‘pocket’ camping or hunting knife. I carry a Buck Folding Hunter when needed; it was a gift from my grandfather for HS graduation 35yr ago.
I bought a Schrade Uncle Henry Bear Paw on clearance a while back as a ‘backup’ - don’t think it’s been out of the box since then.
I wasn’t going to buy this just because of the price. Then two things I hate to admit led to me buying it. After it was frozen for everybody but VMP (deal pausing first thing) I looked more closely at it. I asked my wife and she told me that we shouldn’t spend the money. Then I watched the video (I can’t believe a video from a crazy knife person made me want something) and realized this filled everything I was looking for in a knife. On the plus side, when she saw I was excited about it, I don’t hate to admit that she encouraged me to buy it.
Got mine today. On the plus side it looks pretty, it’s razor sharp out of the box, the recurve blade looks great for slicing, and it’s the first edc knife I’ve bought since I bought and lost some assisted opening sog knife from woot ~10 years ago.
On the down side, it opens slower than I expected, and Jen didn’t like the way I figured out how to close it.
The lock mechanism is weird on this knife, that’s my main issue with it, hard to open, hard to close, and being so close to the pivot increases the chances of a dermal perforation event.
Also the knife is pretty big when closed, bigger than it should be for the size of the blade, I think. And I don’t like sharpening recurved blades. And the flipper tab looks like a metallic turkey wattle.
/giphy throw knife into random drawer never to be seen again
@awk I really like recurve blades in a non-kitchen knife, I think the handle fits my hand well, and the blade is a good length for everyday stuff. I do agree 100% on the lock, but I might be biased. In my defense I’ve never cut myself trying to figure out how to close a knife before
I think lifting the front of the lock mechanism decreases potential damage.
The lock mechanism seems provide too much resistance for the blade to easily open all the way. If I use the thumb stud my thumb slips off and risks damage. If I use the flipper hard enough it swings open and locks, but it usually doesn’t.
@Pantheist I’m afraid a tight fit isn’t the problem, though. I think the lock mechanism pushes back on the blade when it gets close. The blade slides along the side of a liner lock until it gets past it. On this knife, the blade has to push the lock up to get past it.
Ok so i got my knife in the mail, very well made nice creativity but cant get it open with out whipping it open sure wish it was spring loaded , very very sharp yes i pricked myself in the fingertip by accident and it hurts 4 days later lol oh well not my favorite knife that one i also got on Meh the lil silver sleek one spring loaded …PS this knife is worth every penny just not my likeing
I am really happy with this knife. I had some trouble getting it to fully open, but after playing with it a while, it seems to me getting the hold right gives you enough leverage to flick it open every time. Check youtube for a video showing “one handed opening and closing Klecker lock”, it works for this knife too. Nice and thin in the pocket and high on the cool factor, like a piece of art IMO. The cutouts do make it uncomfortable at times though, if you want a knife to use for extended periods, this probably isn’t the one. I really don’t know much about knives though, I am still terrified of slicing myself every time I play with it.
@therealness Thanks for the video suggestion. Not a terrible thing to be afraid of, especially if you’re trying to close it quickly. Got myself in nearly the spot as last time again last night. Not as badly, but still hurts for sure. Thing is sharp. Hope it holds an edge well- I’m sure it will take a little patience to hone.
edit: oh shit- that looks like a much better way to do it! I’ll have to try this.
Amazon has these now third party prime for $49.97 if anyone is looking to pick up another. I think I am more inclined to check out one of the cheaper klecker lock models. Not quite as cool looking, but a little cheaper and probably more comfortable.
This knife is sharp as hell. Problem is it mysteriously opened itself in my pocket as I was trying on jeans at a local clothing store. I have to say, I did not feel the blade cut through my sock and into my foot when I put my jeans back on, however the rapidly spreading stain of crimson said otherwise. The doc who sewed me back up said that was the cleanest wound he had ever seen, it looked like some of the practice cuts he had to sew up in med school. Took nine stitches to close