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Knock-off CRKT UL Knives: $10
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Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Knock-off CRKT UL Knives: $10 on 09/19/2012 18:16:35 MDT Print View

If you're in SoCal and have a Big 5 near you, the flyer in today's paper includes two UL-style "neck knives" that fans of the CRKT products may recognize very quickly. (

The first knife is the lighter of the two:

Big 5 ten dollar knife A1
It includes a fairly beefy Kydex sheath and a metal bead necklace.

Big 5 ten dollar knife A2
24 grams, with the light lanyard.

The second knife is a tanto-bladed item:

Big 5 ten dollar knife B1
This one also includes a Kydex sheath and necklace. The knife draws cleanly from the sheath.

Big 5 ten dollar knife B2
This one's 38 grams, and took a fine edge with a few swipes on the $4 ceramic sharpener.

Each of these is currently $9.99 at Big 5.

Ben H.
(bzhayes) - F

Locale: So. California
Cool! on 09/21/2012 16:20:17 MDT Print View

They look pretty nice. How does the edge seem?

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Cool! on 09/22/2012 07:49:27 MDT Print View

I've been using the pair to slash/breakdown boxes and mail all week, cutting cardboard, tape and paper, as well as some plastic straps, food bags and wrappings. Both knives were sharp and burr-free out of the box, but I dressed the edge on both with one of those pocket ceramic sharpeners, anyway...what's good enough for the 30-year old Opinel is good enough for these, eh?

The tanto-bladed knife took a very nice edge and has kept it. The skeleton knife's shape focuses a lot of work onto the belly of the blade and that's lost some keen but is still good. For Ten Bucks, these are good.

Nancy Twilley

Locale: STL
wow! on 09/22/2012 13:27:58 MDT Print View

These are so close in design to the CRKT originals, you'd think they'd get them for some kind of trademark violation!

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Knock-off CRKT UL Knives: $10 on 10/22/2012 13:43:24 MDT Print View

These two knives are on-sale for ten bucks at Big 5, again this week. They also have a longer, finger-through-the-handle skeleton framed version.