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Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts

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(2387) Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts
(2387) Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts
(2387) Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts
(2387) Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts
(2387) Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts
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Alan Folts is a knife maker and metalworker in Greenville, N.C., who makes a remarkable range of custom objects, including titanium chopsticks. His Minimalist® neck knives have proven to be very popular, so we are now offering three CRKT production versions.

They are very small and lightweight knives which give surprising comfort and control, thanks to the unusual geometry of the full-tang blades, aided by three finger choils, friction grooves for the thumb, hand-contoured green-black resin impregnated fiber scales, and a braided fob. Unlike many small neck knives, this handle is really functional for a wide variety of daily cutting tasks.

Each Minimalist comes with a custom-fitted glass filled nylon sheath and neck paracord for inverted carry as a neck knife. The knife is held securely in place by a positive detent which locks the base of the blade in place for maximum safety.

Because the knife and sheath weigh about two ounces together, it is a personal carry you will barely notice.

Minimalist® Bowie. We offer this deep-bellied clip-point Bowie style 2.125" blade for those who desire a classic hunting knife blade shape. The Minimalist Bowie makes a great wilderness carry, and can be used for camp chores, cooking, and even skinning and dressing in a pinch. It is also an excellent survival knife.

True to their name, these really are minimal fixed blades, but they are also the most useful for their size that we have seen. And they are certainly a great value, which explains why the Minimalist family continues to grow.

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No. of ratings: 10
 4.8/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 12
  • 2014-03-07
    Carson, CA
This knife is great. I attached it to my small carry bag and it fits perfect. Its the right size for small jobs and fits well in your hand.

  • 2014-02-19
    Chicago, IL
Great Knife. Very concealable, sturdy, and fits well in hand. Case is well made and both the belt and neck carry options are very accessible. I would recommend this knife.

  • 2014-02-03
    Bloomington, IN
I bought this knife after not being blessed to be able to test it on StuffStuff. I carried it as my knife of convenience this deer season. Being a neck knife, it was easier to get to than my belt knife or pack knife. It is extremely sharp, easy to hold, and can be used for almost anything...I can't imagine carrying anything else when I'm in the outdoors.

  • 2013-12-18
    Saint Charles, MO
This is the first neck knife I've ever owned or used and I am nothing short of extremely pleased with the way this knife has performed. Its unbelievably versatile, very sharp, high quality blade that seems to keep a nice edge, feels safe/secure in my hand and is very easy to deploy. I would definitely recommend the knife to anybody who is looking for something compact, versatile in its usages and priced right

  • 2013-12-11
    enfield, CT
I recently received this knife to test from and i have to give it to ya CRKT. This was a really good idea for this product. I will use it for tactical and hunting. I really think that everyone in the world should own one of these knives. So the outcome is yes, i think it is a Five Star rating. Thanks, Andrew Cuoco

  • 2013-11-13
    Stamford, CT
Recently purchased the Minimalist Bowie by CRKT, I have always been a big fan of neck knives, but the Bowie is one serious little cutting machine. The blade angle is very aggressive. Great skinning and carving. My friends who know me well will always ask if I have my knife, before they'll start sourcing though their own pockets.

  • 2013-10-25
    Dillingham, AK
This is a great knife, I carry this knife around my neck when I travel to small villages. A great survival knife, easy to hold and the blade is very sharp. A great back up night for hunting/fishing/camping.

  • 2013-04-14
    Bainbridge Island, WA
Sharp, handy, easy to carry and comfortable to use, what's not to like?

  • 2012-12-11
    Bowling green, KY
Great little knife I wasn't very optimistic on a recent deer hunt and the minimalist (my EDC) was all I had when the hunting Gods smiled upon me. A nice 10 point 225 lb buck made a fatal mistake and left me with the choice of an hour hike to get my skinner or work with what I brought. My lazy side won out and I unsheathed the minimalist. The small blade was very efficient and comfortable. Less worry about injury and the ability for precision cuts made field dressing easy. On a whim, I skinned the deer with the same knife a few days later with similar fantastic results. 5 minutes on an Arkansas stone and it was shaving sharp again. I bought 2 more minimalist knives so I feel comfortable saying great knife at twice the price

  • 2012-09-12
    salem, OR
i really like this knife carry it everywhere very good knife i highly recommend this knife

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Minimalist Bowie - Designed by Alan Folts

Item Number: 2387
Price: $39.99
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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length5.13 inches
Weight1.6 ounces

Length2.125 inches
Thickness0.108 inches

MaterialPolished Resin Impregnated Fiber

Carry SystemGlass Filled Nylon Sheath w/Belt Loop
Weight0.5 ounces

Neck Knife CordYes

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Alan Folts
Alan Folts of Greenville, North Carolina, has been making knives since 1992. During his college career he entered knives in Art Shows, winning "Best of Show" and honorable mentions.
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