New knife—first release from up-and-comer Jeff Park wins Blade Show Imported Knife of the Year®.
The CRKT® Crossbones everyday carry folding knife, designed by Jeff Park of Mililani, Hawaii, took home the Imported Knife of the Year® award at the 2017 Blade Show, which took place June 2nd – 4th in Atlanta, GA. This CRKT production model is modeled after his first custom release. The unique dog bone shape and sleek blade recall a paring knife or a fillet knife, but this one is truly thinner, lighter, and universal.
Ten years ago, Park got in touch with nearby resident, and knife industry star, Ken Onion. The rest is history. Park has been his right hand man ever since, and after much goading finally released a design of his own. This streamlined, 3.5” plain-edge blade is stamped out of AUS 8 steel, and features a satin finish. The clean lines, and contoured shape flow flawlessly into the handle’s design.
The slim, but easy-to-hold handle, is modeled after a dog bone, and gives this shapely knife its name. It’s made with brushed aluminum and the pocked inlay helps grip even if you’re out in it. The light, yet capable locking liner provides confidence while the blade is open and in use. Even though this knife may look like a show dog, it has capabilities like a Rottweiler. The IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system makes sure it assumes the attack position as soon as your daily duties rear their ugly heads.
If this is standard of Jeff Park, then seeing how he follows this unique, capable, truly versatile first release is going to be a real treat.
The Crossbones’ manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $99.99. Link to Product Information Page: https://www.crkt.com/crossbones.html
Link to Crossbones’ Designer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OED9M2VELFw
Blade: Length: 3.536” (89.8 mm)
Edge: Plain Steel: AUS 8
Thickness: 0.124” (3.1 mm)
Closed: 4.503” (114.3 mm)
Open: 8.0163” (204.8 mm)
Weight: 2.4 oz. (68.0 g)
Handle: 6061 Aluminum
Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
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