Ken Onion (who was one of those big names prior to his involvement with CRKT) seems to really be flourishing with CRKT and has produced a number of beautiful designs there. The latest is the Field Strip technology which allows a complete disassembly of the knife for cleaning, wherever you are. I have yet to handle one of these, but I can say that in my personal experience this could be very beneficial. Just this past weekend I accidentally dropped my trusty Victorinox Compact in the sand, where it was subsequently stomped by dogs, ensuring an even distribution of grit and grime in all of the joints. It would have been handy to be able to take it apart instead of having to use more traditional methods.
CRKT is also announcing a new version of the Eat’n Tool, this time in everyone’s favorite metal, titanium. Designer Liong Mah has been wanting to do a titanium version for some time and now it is finally happening. I am a huge fan of the Eat’n Tool, as has been well established in the past, but I am really excited about a non-corrosive version. I’m not sure we need to worry about the other benefits of the titanium- the original Eat’n Tool is already very light and I doubt many of us have the bite strength necessary to damage it, but I’m really looking forward to it anyway.
I would like to wish all of my friends at CRKT a great time at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake!