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CRKT just blew my freaking mind.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Comeuppance, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    I picked up a Mah Eraser for a song off of some rainforest site, as it was priced at ~55 - which is the most I am willing to pay for AUS8. I wasn't expecting much, but the price was good and so were the sparse reviews.

    Then it came. My god. It's gorgeous. It flips out like an auto with no effort, and locks up PERFECTLY. I OWN customs that don't have action like this.

    That's out of the box, too. Well done, CRKT. you managed to completely blow a jaded knife nut's mind.
  2. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    P.S. - I have already ordered another. This is the first time I've ever felt the need to purchase a backup. Also, I did so within five minutes of opening the box.
  3. UnseenK1773R


    Jul 13, 2013
    Good to know, CRKT has been hit or miss for me. My Ripple is wonderful, the Heiho not so much.
  4. I've handled them. Your right. I love the action and the size of the blade you get. The only thing that kept me was the blade steel, still just barely didn't buy one.

    Might have to....
  5. WadeWilson


    Mar 21, 2011
    This is one of those knives that always catches my eye every time I browse the dealer sites. I love the design and always hear good things about it, but never end up pulling the trigger on it. I guess I should just go ahead and give it a try. If I can find a deal as good as you got I'll definitely give it a try.

    PS: Let's see her. Post some pics!
  6. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    Same here - I've come SO CLOSE to buying it several times. The price was just never right for the blade steel (and that stupid LAWKS mechanism, which, turns out, isn't any kind of issue. I thought all LAWKS were autoLAWKS. I stand corrected.) until just now. I now have one and one on the way.

    Pff. Pictures?

    How about a video. Comin' up.
  7. Finedges

    Finedges Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I agree, very nice knife, just a tad too small for a firm grip in my hands.
  8. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    Are we talking about the same knife? It's just a hair smaller than an 0560.

    Video, shot vertical squint-o-vision because I wasn't thinking about it and am not about to reshoot it:

    WARNING: SINGULAR SWEARZ AT THE 1:50 MARK. Also, I misleadingly gestured early in the video. The EX-02 is NOT as good of a flipper, despite what my middle finger may have indicated. Don't be mislead: all of these flippers are stellar and can be opened easily with no wrist action. I am purposefully opening them poorly to show that it CAN be done with them - this video mainly shows the detent perfection that is the Mah Eraser.

  9. Such a delicious set of flippers. Mmmmm
  10. muphasta


    Jun 30, 2013
    the Ripple is amazing! Glad there is another getting good reviews.
  11. Finedges

    Finedges Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    The handle design gives a food three finger grip for me, pinky gets left out and has to go back to the flat. Not ideal for me.
  12. How F-ing large are your F-ing hands?!?!?
  13. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013
    I'm uploading a video right now with every flipper I own.

    Get a drool bucket ready.
  14. Finedges

    Finedges Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Lol. Someone get a pic using a full saber or hammer grip, and see if that pinky isn't pinched. :)
  15. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013







    Closeup of how not pinched my pinky is. Look at it. Not being pinched all the time.


    For reference, I wear large and XL men's gloves. I would love to see a picture from Mr. Hulk Hands.
  16. Acesn8s


    Sep 23, 2012
    What knives fit your mitts mike? I have large hands as well and always interested in large handled blades.
  17. cross1178


    Dec 27, 2013
    Little big for my baby hands , but a very nice knife nonetheless for the price. The ripple I had was one of the fastest flippers I've owned as well, and surprisingly enough, the steel in it seemed to hold and edge extremely well compared to some of my S30v blades.
  18. Comeuppance

    Comeuppance Fixed Blade EDC Emisssary

    Jan 12, 2013

    Also, I need to trim down my collection, I've decided just now.

  19. jimh0220

    jimh0220 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    I've never understood the disdain for CRKT. They make some really great and reliable knives. I own quite a few, and along side my Benchmades and Spydercos, they fit nicely. Are they as high end in the steel dept? No, but neither is their pricing. The Foresight is as great as most ZT knives, and nicer feeling in the hand. The M21 still remains one of my favorite go to knives. The Razels are great knives. And on and on and on. They have a unique variety of not black, black, or black knives, and they work great.
    BTW, their customer service is as good as any out there.
  20. Puer Aeternus

    Puer Aeternus

    Dec 29, 2013
    I got a Mah Eraser for my birthday in the summer. I was not expecting it, in fact never heard of or seen it before. I quite like it. Fits in the hand nicely, opens as fast as my more $$$ knives.
    Here is a pick comparing its size to one of my ZT's. Oh..out of the box its one of the sharpest knives ive gotten...the next sharpest was another CRKT the m16 14D, way to go CRKT

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014

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