CRKT Graphite Folding Knife

CRKT Graphite

Among the mid-year products coming from Tualatin, Oregon is the CRKT Graphite. It is a folding knife designed by Glenn Klecker that looks really sharp (insert groan for the pitiful attempt at knife humor). All joking aside, since that’s not the point of the article… (insert another groan) The Graphite’s attractiveness lies in its contrast between several color levels between the polished satin blade and frame, the graphite accents, and black G10 0verlay.

CRKT Graphite Features

Closed, the CRKT Graphite is just under 4-1/2 inches long. Open, it reaches out to 7-1/2 inches. It weighs in at 4.4 ounces, which should give it a solid feel in your hand.

The Graphite’s blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel and rates 58 – 60 on the HRT hardness scale, which is near the top. The spay point blade design features a satin finish and a hollow grind. You’ve got two options when it comes to the blade edge: plain edge or Veff Flat Top Serration. It’s just my opinion, but I’m typically going to default to a plain edge most of the time. Even when I’d like to have a serration, I’d prefer the traditional Veff Serrations over the Flat Top. In its defense, however, the flat top serrations do fit the design of the CRKT Graphite very well.

CRKT Graphite

The handle is constructed from 2Cr13 stainless steel with a G10 overlay. Built into the handle is a liner lock to secure the blade in the deployed position and for one-handed closure. The contours of the handle allow for only a tip-down clip position. The CRKT Graphite currently sells for around $53.22.

For more information, including purchasing Glenn Klecker’s Graphite, take a look at CRKT’s website by clicking here.

CRKT Graphite SummaryCRKT Graphite

  • Designer: Glenn Klecker
  • Style: Folding Knife
  • Length: Open – 7.5 inches, Closed – 4.44 inches
  • Weight: 4.4 ounces
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV (58 – 60 HRC Rating)
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Design: Spay Point
  • Handle Material: 2Cr13 Steel with G10 Overlay
  • Lock: Liner Lock
  • Clip Position: Tip Down
  • Price: $53.22
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