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Knife Review: CRKT Minimalist and CRKT Deviation

Hi there! been a while since the last update as always. As you know i have been collecting knive since a while ago and i was pretty absorbed by this knife thing and read some articles and reviews about knives.

So, today i’m gonna review some of my new knives that i got as a present from my girlfriend (how cool is that?!) last year.

Okay, the first one is CRKT Folts Minimalist Tanto

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Designed by custom knife maker Alan Folts, this is a small little fix blade that you can carry anywhere and will still left some space in your pocket.

The steel on this knife is 5cr15mov, hardness is at 57HRC if i’m not mistaken, full tang, bead blasted finish on the blade, and micarta handle that you can remove. comes with a glass filled nylon sheath which is similar to kydex, and this version is the tanto version, and it has a recurved blade. this knife also comes in wharncliffe, bowie, karambit, and spear point.

The steel on this knife is a little bit on the soft side and it doesn’t have a fancy steel like its custom (cpm 154), but at this price point, i think it was a really good deal.

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So i have spent several weeks hanging around with this knife and use it on everyday normal tasks like cutting paper, boxes, and small branches and it did pretty well, the knife was quite sharp from the factory and cut well.

The steel is easy to resharpen. i glued sandpaper to a small plastic barrel and use that to

sharpen the recurve blade.

I usually put the knife in my pocket, but you can also use the provided belt loop and put it on your belt.

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The second knife is CRKT Deviation

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The knife was designed by Terry Renner, steel was 8cr14mov and hardness is at 58-59HRC, also a tanto style tip, this is a flipper only, you don’t have any thumb stud here and it features a liner lock with stainless steel handle. It has IKBS ball bearing system in the pivot so opening the knife is silky smooth, a little bit heavier than average folder, but feel robust and nice in the hand.

this knife has quite mixed reviews from many people because of the eccentric design, but i like it. it was nice in the hand, you got that finger choil and  the shape of the blade allows your thumb to rest on top of the blade for more control.

it was very very sharp out of the box, and still stays sharp until now, i think the steel is better than the minimalist and the usual 8cr13mov.

Many reviewer said that it is not a good slicer because of the low grind, but from my experience, i never had any problem cutting anything with it. and it looks good on display.

I will also review my other knives later!

 

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