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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: 15
 4.5/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 18
  • 2016-06-30
    Jefferson City, MO
This is my first minimalist neck knife purchase as well as my first purchase from CRKT. I am very pleased with the size of the grip and the ease with which it can be pulled from the sheath. It is very sharp and handles easily. My only issue is that it cannot be worn on the jeans and/or shorts without a belt. It would be great if the clip could be redesigned with a swivel that would allow for it to be clipped directly to the jeans. However, I still liked it well enough that I ordered three. One for me and two as gifts I would definitely recommend this to anyone who needs a small, easy to deploy tact knife. And if this is the quality I can expect from CRKT, I will certainly be back for more

  • 2016-04-05
    Mesquite, TX
I have recently purchased the Bowie Minimalist and have been so impressed with how much knife is housed in such a small package. It is razor sharp and holds an edge very well. It does jobs far bigger than one would expect from such a small knife. It has become a prized possession. I have begun purchasing them as gifts for friends and family. Keep up the excellent work

  • 2016-04-03
    brimfield, MA
exceptional set up and blade for what it is...Ive had many blades throughout the years,some are carried on my person to this day and others haved entered my collection or packs. I pretty much only use two manufactures CRKT being one of them. I needed a secondary blade less noticeable to carry every day.This knife by far exceeds all standards to any of its competition across the board. The designer really knew what he was doing and put a lot of thought into its aspects. It carries well at the small of the back....

  • 2016-03-31
    Eugene, OR
I have had this knife for a little over a month and it is by far my favorite knife I have ever owned It seems small at first, but it has such a solid and comfortable feel to it once it is in your hand. The level of blade control gives a great feeling of confidence in handling the knife. The sheath has great retention and has plenty of carry options. Can't beat it

  • 2016-03-14
    Austin, TX
I am extremely impressed with this knife. The blade is about the size of an average economical sized folding knife so the functions are not limited by the blade being too small. Also the handle's ergo shape gives confidence to the hold. I bought this knife because I needed a knife that I could wear with my suit to work and not have someone see my knife clip on my back pocket. I don't know but it seemed a little unprofessional. So this knife attaches to my belt, I have it mounted horizontally, and tucks neatly behind my jacket. Looks clean and hidden but can be accessed at a moments notice. A client I had today was complimenting the knife as I pulled it out to cut a cigar for him. One of my prouder moments. Thanks CRKT

  • 2016-01-02
    Butner, NC
Love this knife, I wear it on my belt daily. It can easily go in the front around the belt buckle or in the back around the small of ones back. Great knife Always been a huge fan of CRKT Knives and this one will never disappoint.

  • 2015-11-25
    Fairmont, MN
Love this little knife, I wear on my belt and it slides behind belt buckle. Always there when I need it

  • 2015-11-10
    Scottsville, KY
Beautiful design, fits well. I like the added cordage at the butt end as it's something more to hold on to in my size 10 hands. The blade is a work of art Sharp and appears strong. The sheath is secure and after a bit you could almost forget you have it on. Great quality and a nice price

  • 2015-10-31
    choctaw, OK
wow just wow. I picked this knife up because I saw it at bass pro pretty cheap and had heard about it and liked the design. boy am I glad I did. it disappears in your shirt and no one ever realizes its there. this is by far the best neck knife I have owned. comes exceptionally sharp and holds an edge fairly well. the handle melts into your hand and provides the best grip and comfort of any of the knives I have owned. haven't had any problems with the sheath getting loose and do not expect such. great knife for a great price. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a small edc fixed blade

  • 2015-10-05
    Blanchard, OK
It may be small in size, but it's not small in purpose.

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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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