Number of Reviews: 18
I ordered the Gentleman because I wanted a smaller pocket knife. I have had my Delegate for over a year and love both of them. The only thing I wish were different on both would be to be able to remove the clip.
I have been buying from and carrying CRKT for a long time. The badger has been a favorite of mine since its release, and has the wear marks to prove it. While the price of the knife should have dictated my expectations, I allowed myself to expect this knife to be of the same quality of the badger. I was wrong.
While the Gentleman is a great looking knife, it just doesn't function very well. Give. It's very small girth, the firesafe is cumbersome, at best. And while most CRKT assisted knives only require about 30% on your part, this one needs nearly 50%, then it fails to lock open. I have to put a lot of force into it to have the locking mechanism work.
I rated this at a 3. It looks great, but doesn't function so well.
This is in stark contrast to the otherwise amazing knives CRKT makes.
all around great knife smooth action easy release the only complaint is a piece of the g10 burl is a little loose and using it as a edc knife i don't like that its already loose when i just got it
Lehigh Acres, FL
A little to small for me. But once I did a little work it is a fine knife. It will take a very sharp edge. It has good steel in it. It was hard to learn how to use but I love it.I have never bought a knife as sharp as I can make it to date. Walter from Lehigh Acres, FL
I like mine. A little small for my hand but that was my choice. I have a broken thumb so I don't know yet about one hand opening.
I hate all clips and remove them first thing.
The knife has a good feel and a good edge so far. Even my wife noticed the appearance and said it looked more "gentlemanly" than the knives I usually carry. Someone was thinking when they named the model.
St. Louis Park, MN
This knife is terrible. The "Fire Safe" mechanism is impossible to operate with one hand. There is no point in having an assisted opener that will not open. I am sending this back. I see many of the other reviewers have noticed the same thing and yet this website shows a 5 star rating. That is NOT possible unless someone at CRKT is fudging the results. CRKT should be ashamed of themselves. I guess I will have to go to websites like Amazon and leave a bad review there too so that future buyers will not be duped by CRKT's ratings manipulation. ***CRKT Response - We do not edit, change, modify, or otherwise inauthenticate user generated reviews. If you read through our site reviews you will read the good and the bad. Not all reviews are positive. That being said, we will reach out to you regarding the Delegate you received and attempt to make this right for you. If you choose to post negative reviews on other sites we can't control that. We can say that we will do everything we can to make this right for you. We appreciate your feedback and are reaching out to you now, thanks again. CRKT
Bought the Delegate-Gentleman thinking it was a little bigger than it actually is
Sorriest knife I ever bought, could not open it until I removed the clip. It had one of the screws too long and caught on the blade. I also had to loosen the pivot screw 1 1/2 turns in order to be able to open the knife.I would return it but it would cost too much in postage.***CRKT RESPONSE - We are reaching out to you Roland to see if there is anything we can help you with regarding your feelings about the Delegate knife you purchased. Thank you, CRKT Customer Service Team
West Jordan, UT
This is a "Follow-Up" Review of the 1053w. I had criticized the opening mechanism in my previous review. After at least 200 openings hoping for a "Break-in" and trying light gun grease mixed with light gun oil, I have found the knife now easier to operate. However, I wouldn't want to rely on it in dire circumstances. It simply isn't constantly reliable. All other aspects of the knife, in my opinion, are fabulous.
Winter Haven, FL
This is a good knife but not a great knife. Workman ship was less than expected. This knife is probably over priced by $10 to $20. The new "opening action" leaves a lot to be desired. The rating should be 2 1/2 stars.