In the 20 plus years I’ve been collecting CRK knives I’ve never owned one that was off center. That includes a few knife art carbon ones as well as some with aftermarket carbon and g10 scales.
Yes it would bother me, but luckily in maybe 20 or so knives has never presented itself.
Sometimes you have to consider the sharpening on the tip also when gauging centering. I have a Spyderco shaman that appears off center at first but then looking closer it’s not sharpened evenly on the tip, one edge bevel is larger which makes the very tip off center but if you extrapolated the actual blade grind to where the tip should be if it was evenly edged, well then it’s centered.
I like when some of these threads pop up! It makes me think about what I have. Then I dig out my knives and look cuz I Never even noticed!
Of mine , the only on slightly off is my 21. The others are 2001-2008 and on center.
So if I didn't notice ,it must not be an issue.
This is the best I can do. It's not centered. I don't want this thread to be about this knife's particular centering, I've already contacted CRK and they said this is uncommon but they could fix it if I sent it in.
I more wanted this thread to be basically CRK enthusiasts thoughts on centering, does it matter to you or not? For me personally, I do like it to be centered.