CRKT: Your thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by T.L., Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Slice-N-Dice


    Nov 2, 2012
    I like my Premonition, perfect little light duty EDC. weighs in at 2 oz. and has 3.25" blade. also comes in Vef Serrated
  2. viper576


    Oct 7, 2014
    I like crkt I own a stiff kiss, an m16-03z, and an assist open hissatsu. I plan to buy the ignitor T on thursday. I would like to know if I should get the plain blade or the veff serrated one?
  3. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Not a fan. My m16-12z was a pos. I like a lot of their designs, but their best steel is still only mediocre, and what they're charging, I find there to be better knives out there. That, and I've for the most part moved out of the tier they represent. Ive retired or given away all but 3 of my sub $100 knife. Lionsteel opera, Spyderco dragonfly zdp, Esee Izula.
  4. CookieRawwr


    Jun 23, 2014
    I own a M-16 and M-21. They actually were the first "expensive" knives I ever bought myself. Well lol after finding out about Spyderco and Benchmade Knives I never looked back. I was interested in that Hisshou sword, because it looked cool haha.I'd rather get a Busse nowadays or something.
  5. K.O.D.

    K.O.D. Sanity Not Included Platinum Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    My other big issue is that most of their models are tip down only.
  6. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    As a medic, I carried a CRKT M16 and a Marzitelli Prowler for most of my time in the service.The M16 series AutoLAWKS system is a real pain to use with gloves on and, IMO, a solution to a problem that does not exist. I still have a M16 but it does not see much pocket time any more.

    My Prowler (the 6103 version) is on my short list of knives to keep no matter what. Yes, the steel is kinda soft, but who cares. It is easy to sharpen and the knife is well thought out. The second gereration Prowler, however, is to be avoided like a STD. It is easy to tell them apart because the second generation does not have the company logo molded into the scales and the blade thickness has been reduced. Both have been dropped from CRKT's line up but you can still find them online.

    About the Veff serations, I keep hearing that nothing is better, but they have been known to chip. Then again so has the edge of my Spyderco Rescue. I have also heard a company spokesman state that the Veff serations are very labor intensive and the workers complain about them. CRKT now has a second Veff design that is cheaper to produce.

    My major complaint against CRKT is their quality of the steel. On the plus side, they recently have added Sandvik steel to list of metals they use. A good thing.

    The bottom line, IMHO, CRKT is one step below Kershaw, but way ahead of S&W.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2014
  7. jlwatts3


    Mar 5, 2012
    Love my minimalist.

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