Columbia River Knife and Tool, aka CRKT makes some of the best EDC knives and pocket tools out there. Our friends at Everyday Carry take a look at three new knives which dropped for Fall 2021 with three very different styles and features. We really dig the folding karambit style of the Provoke Compact.
This compact tool was designed by Joe Wu for CRKT. It can store up to four bits in its chamber, and ships with T6, T8, flathead 0.6 x 4.5, Philip PH1 bits, and has a driver socket beneath its threaded cap. It’s made from aluminum with a scratch-resistant anodized finish, and includes a pocket clip and key ring.
Designed by Lucas Burnley for CRKT, this compact but substantial knife belongs in your pocket. It features a G10 handle with carbon fiber inlays and an 8Cr14MoV steel wharncliffe blade with a stonewash finish. Its thumb slot makes for easy opening, while a thick lock bar ensures a secure blade position when in use.
Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this portable tool kit is great for quick assembly and disassembly tasks. Its main tool is a brass hex bit driver with a knurled grip, ball bearing spinner, and a magnetic hex socket. Packed inside its leather tool roll are 13 bits, including various Torx, Phillips, and flat blade drivers.
Designed by blade maker Jon Graham for CRKT, the Razel GT features a snub-nosed straight blade with a chiseled tip that’s great for push-cutting and scraping. It has a smooth-opening ball-bearing pivot and supports easy one-handed closing. Its 3″ long blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, while its handle is 6061 aluminum.
Designed by tool and knife expert Jesper Voxnaes for CRKT, the Pryma combines a pry bar, bottle opener, wrench, glass breaker, and multi-wrench on a single, ultracompact gadget. It’s made from stainless steel with a black stonewashed finish, and has a spring-loaded carabiner clip for carrying versatility.
Simplicity is the name of the game with this compact knife from CRKT and T.J. Schwarz Design. It features a fixed 1.74″ 5Cr15MoV steel blade, set into a textured ABS thermoplastic handle. Rather than needing a separate sheath, its body has a built-in pocket clip, and a snap-on cap protects its blade when not in use.
Designed by Terry Lee Renner for CRKT, the Deviation has a great hyper-modern look, with a blue and silver stainless steel handle. Its modified tanto blade has a two-tone mirrored / matte finish. It has a liner lock mechanism, and a ball-bearing pivot for quick opening. Measures 7.6″ overall, with a 3.1″ blade.
Designed by Special Forces Green Beret Jeremy Valdez for CRKT, this pocket tool combines a knife with screwdrivers, a bottle opener, an adjustable wrench, and a glass breaker. Its liner lock blade can be opened and closed with one hand, and features a Veff serration which makes quick work of cutting ropes and straps.
Limited to just 500 pieces, this unique flipper knife was designed by Dew Hara. It features a modern, skeletonized handle made from two-tone 6Al4V titanium, along with an open frame 3.39″ blade honed from Böhler M390 steel, and a smooth-action ball-bearing pivot. Made in Maniago, Italy for CRKT by lionSTEEL.
CRKT’s compact multitool hangs from a carabiner clip and packs two 1/4″ drivers – one in its tip, and one on its side. It stores four bits in its handle, and has an oxygen bottle valve wrench, an LED light, and a removable bottle opener. Available with hex or torx bit sets.
If Stormtroopers carried knives, they’d use designer Joe Caswell’s very special karambit, which features an Imperial White Cerakote coating with black details. We dig its unique folding mechanism, which deploys with the push of your thumb. Its handle is made from anodized aluminum, and its blade measures 2.41″ long.
CRKT’s compact tool clips onto you car’s seatbelt, and provides a belt cutter, glass breaker, and LED flashlight in one, helping you escape quickly in the event you’re ever in a collision. Attach one to each one of your seatbelts for added confidence for all your passengers.
Instead of the separate heads of its wooden brethren, these tomahawks have carbon steel all the way through their handles, and glass-filled nylon grips. The Chogan has three cutting edges and a hammer back, while the Kangee is sharp on every edge and has a spiked back.
Designed by Jeff Park, CRKT’s low-profile liner-lock pocket knife features a bead blasted aluminum handle inspired by the shape of a dog bone, and a straight-back 3.5″ steel blade. Note that the prototype in the video is missing the two-toned scales of the production version.
Tennessee Forged starts out with CRKT Woods tomahawks, then dresses them up with a new handle treatment, copper rivets, a leather neck guard, custom filework on the head, and a rust preventive oxide coating. Choose from axe/spike, axe/hammer, or axe only variants.
Designed by former martial artist and self-defense specialist James Williams, CRKT’s Williams Tactical Key is an innocuous self-defense tool. It looks just like a key but offers a pointed end and a secure grip when needed. It also works as a Philips screwdriver.