Alan Folts is a knifemaker and metalworker in Greenville, N.C., who makes a remarkable range of custom objects, including titanium chopsticks. His Minimalist neck knife has proven to be very popular, so Columbia River Knife and Tool is offering their new CRKT production version.
Here is a very small and lightweight fixed blade knife which gives surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang 2.0" Wharncliffe blade, aided by three finger choils, hand-contoured green-black Micarta scales, and a braided fob.
The CRKT Minimalist Knife comes with a custom-fitted Zytel sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife. Because the CRKT knife and sheath weigh only 1.6 ounces together, it is a personal carry you will barely notice.
Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks. The blade point gives excellent penetration, while the Razor-Sharp straight edge is perfect for scraping, woodworking and precision carving.
True to its name, this CRKT Knife really is a minimal fixed blade, but it is also the most useful for its size that we have seen. And it's certainly a great value.
CRKT Minimalist Wharncliffe Fixed Blade Neck Knife - 2385 Specifications:
- Open Overall Length 5 inches
- Weight 1.1 ounces
- Length 2 inches
- Thickness 0.1 inches
- Material 5Cr15MoV
- Blade-HRC 55-57
- Finish Bead-Blast
- Grind Hollow
- Style Wharncliffe
- Edge Plain
- Handle Material Polished Micarta
- Carry System Zytel Sheath
- Weight 0.5 ounces
- Information from CRKT