CRKT Kasper Tactical Folder?

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I've just seen this knife in catalog photos -never had the opirtuniyty to handle one - and am curious to hear from anyone who has ever used one. It looks like a lot of knife for the money - espically the large model I hate to order a blade from just a picture, but this one is tempting. Any opinions out there, positive or negetive? Also, and this is important, I'm left handed - is this blade "lefty friendly" - ie: can it be easily opened with left hand? Thanks!
 
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The CRKT Kaspers are probably the best knives for the buck going right now. I have one of each size and I think they're great! They have dual thumb studs for opening, so in that respect they are lefty friendly, but the pocket clip isn't reversible. The large Kasper is BIG and heavy, but built like a tank. I highly recommend getting one, and give my friend Mike Payne at Knives and Things a call, he can get you one for a great price and fast shipping (901-340-1973).

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I have the smaller version,with 3" blade. The bigger one was just too massive for me. Both are a great value and very well made. Dual thumb studs make it fairly lefty-friendly. I don't think you would go wrong with either. Good luck.
 
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I've got the large model, and its a good knife for the $$, But without the new lawks safety, I wouldnt trust it at all.

Without engaging the lawks I can EASILY get mine to fail the wack test over and over again, and by just a light wack at that!




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there ok if you like cheap knives they won't tell you there made in Taiwan !!!!!!!but they are

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Buy one. I have had many of both the LARGE, and the Medium, both plain-edge, and the "combo-edge". (Buy the plain-edge).

They are an EXCELLENT value.
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I have both the small and large version. In my opinion, the large version is too heavy (weighs 210 grams), but the small version is highly recommendable. The clip is positioned so it rides low. The only thing I think they would have thought of was to make the clips in black...
Anyhow, I recommend the knife, as it is good value for the money. The LAWKS extra safety feature also make you feel comfortable, if you ever have to thrust with the knife...
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">there ok if you like cheap knives they won't tell you there made in Taiwan !!!!!!!but they are </font>

yes they are made in taiwan.but how many do you have? how many have you handled?
crkt's knives are THE best bang for the buck in the production knife category.my 20 dollar mirage is a tough sone of a bitch.it takes everything i throw at it.so does my m-16,my two stiff kiss's and my neck peck.sir,i suggest you buy one and take a look.there are some great knives coming out of taiwan.
 
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I have had the large plain-edged one with me daily for almost 6 moths now. I can't understand why people complain it's too heavy. Sure, it's solid, but too heavy? Not in my opinion...

Oh, and I'm a lefty too. My only complaint is that the pocket clip isn't reversible. It's fine for a lefty.

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i guess i will have to try one since all you guys think there ok i like big knives i think i wlll get a kasper and see how it is i don't think i will ever stop carrying my Lcc though
 

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redratsnake....I cant blame you for not wanting to give up your LCC for carry. From my limited handling of one, it seems very nice and solid.

I do think you should try at least one CRKT knife though. Regardless of where they are made, the quality is there, and the only thing cheap about them is the price. Good stuff, and worth checking out.



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The CRK &T Kaspers are a real value for a production folder. If you have large hands, the larger model is well suited since the portion (pinky hook to the finger groove) of the blade handle that cradles the last 3 fingers is quite limited in space. My medium hands fit the large model quite comfortably.

I have found that during rapid draws from the pocket the outer (facing away from the body) thumb stud catches the lip of the pocket opening on a frequent basis. I don' t much wear dress pants but where denim jeans are concerned this may be an issue if one needs the folder in the proverbial pinch. Something to think about.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by MAURICE:
yes they are made in taiwan.but how many do you have? how many have you handled?
crkt's knives are THE best bang for the buck in the production knife category.my 20 dollar mirage is a tough sone of a bitch.it takes everything i throw at it.so does my m-16,my two stiff kiss's and my neck peck.sir,i suggest you buy one and take a look.there are some great knives coming out of taiwan.
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Very well put, Maurice.

First, the fact that they are made in Taiwan is irrelevant since there are good things, as well as crap, made on both sides of the Pacific.

Secondly, Taiwan is an industrial first world nation which has good manufacturing plants for knives, as well as high-tech goods. We're not talking Mainland China here.

Third, it's also about quality control and CRKT keeps pretty good tolerances on these.

However, the most important thing is that it's important to understand the product (same goes with "people"}, or have familiarity with it, before you unfairly malign it.

I think redrat will be quite surprised when he handles a CRKT.


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Maury,

I had a custom Crawford Kasper. Not lefty friendly to close. I got to play with Glockman's CRKT Kaspers, and they were really similar to the custom, with the exception of the materials. I'd say they're a great buy...but you might want to look for something more lefty friendly...like a Kershaw mini or Random Task lefty, or a BM AFCK or mini-AFCK lefty.

If you have any questions about lefty knives, feel free to email me!

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Hey Guys - Thanks for all the info! I just ordered one! Really do appreciate all of you taking the time share your knowledge. For now, am looking forward to next visit from the UPS guy and will post a note when the knife arrives. Thanks again!
 
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