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CRKT CEO Knife Fail – Review

#CRKT #knife #edc This is a review of the CRKT CEO. Fail right out of the box.

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Pushing up will not deploy it. You need to flick it sideways. As far as the lock-bar, I'd be contacting CRKT for sure about that.

My last 3 crkt knives have been terrible quality, blades hitting the liners, no lockup, soft detent, crooked blade grind. I wont throw away anymore money on crkt knives

Maybe try loosening all of the handle screws and pivot, letting the lockbar engage, then retightening the screws. The liners will probably shift enough to give you a better lock up.

Thanks for the review. Was gonna say as long as it works but not sure how well it would work closing so easily like that. Still a great idea though. Thanks for sharing!

I'm sure the workers getting paid to slap these together in china are paid peanuts.

I gave one of my sons my Spyderco, kinda regret it. It was a Spyderco Mariner (not mariner salt), it held its edge well and gave me many years of use. Wow, that lock bar now. Bad deal, screw that.

My "office" used to be outdoors, so a knife was a tool. Many years ago I bought Buck knives and found them to be too hard and brittle, broke off points and put chips in the blade. I carried a big Case single blade folder in a leather sheath on my belt for quite a while, it was a really nice knife but didn't lock, now it's a collectable. Then I found a Kershaw Vapor 1640 at Wally World for $20, I think. It's all stainless steel with lightening holes in the scales and a pocket clip. I have probably carried this knife every day for 20 years. I know it's a cheap (price) Chinese made knife, but this sucker works, you can pull it out, open it with one hand in one smooth movement, it locks open securely and close it with one hand. It is as tight as it was new, and I am hard on knives, It gets used as a screwdriver, prybar and I've even cut wire with it. I should nickname this thing Timex, cause it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.

So skinny , I thought of the John Wick movies , he killed 3 men with a pencil. Also a giant with a book one upmanship in the last movie ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Theres nothing I hate more than "fixing" something brand new and pricey. If I have to mod something I just bought I get rid of it.

I'm currently carrying the crkt ruger LCK, blade is straight, edge needed minor correction, but thats normal these days with stamped blades, springbar lock is centered…Now the bad, steel is CRAP!!…requires daily stropping, the opening stud was originally sharper than the blade and I had to fill the joint with toothpaste and work open and shut for afew days to get a quick smooth opening ๐Ÿ™

looks like you could just bend that liner lock inward๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

I was actually thinking about getting into making folders but I did some research into the folder market and decided not too. Turns out whats happening in the custom folder world is some "custom makers" are contracting runs of custom knives with companies on Alibaba.com. They can have whatever they want made out of whatever they want overseas for pennies on the dollar and if the buy a big enough run these companies will even laser engrave the "custom maker's" logo on these knives for free. And the custom folder market is getting flooded with these knives and driving prices down to the point that and actual custom maker would be doing good just to cover material and consumable costs for making a knife. I'm just going to stick to making fixed blades. By the way, have you ever heard of Z-finnit (Zapp Fine Grain Nitrogen super steel)? I've been thinking about starting to work with it. I've heard really good things about it and was wondering is you had an opinion on it?

CRKT's M16-01S is my favorite knife overall! That knife is a bit spindly for my taste๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

I have a drawer full of failed folding knives. It's the one constant that I expect from them…at least the way I use them!

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