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® Tanto. The 2.125" Tanto blade shape is very strong because of the strong central spine of metal which extends nearly to the tip. This version has a straight Razor-Sharp front edge, which allows push cutting, and a concave main edge which feeds material into the edge for fast cutting.
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.
One has to feel your in a sci-fi flick. Our someone shrunk your diving knife. Will it has it's every day uses that amazes me. Just now a key stuck on my keyboard the quickest response from my neck knife to free the jambed key. Think of something and it seems to be part of a first response.
2012-03-23 Houston, TX
awesome looking knife. the handle is a sure grip an the sheath holds the knife great from the neck or my belt.a great edc
2011-12-12 Barnesville, OH
bought this knife about two weeks ago and i love it. excellent knife. its light weight and easy to carry. i carry it horizontally on my belt. I've used it to cut sheet rock, rope, and of course dozens of cardboard boxes. the shoulder point lets you cut very precise depths easily. id recommend it to anybody. ill probably buy 2 or 3 more in case they go out of production or i lose mine.
2011-10-31 Rolesville, NC
Great Knives, I Bought all 3 Blade Designs. Kinda Partial to Tanto. I Kayak and the Neck Carry is Perfect for this. Good for EDC You Don't feel it, But if You need it it's always there.David N.C.
2011-09-06 Tucson, AZ
very nice knife. minimalist, good sheath.
2011-06-29 Beeville, TX
Awesome everyday carry knife The sheath fits perfectly I actually ordered two of these to carry one as a neck knife and one on my work book. They work and perform great
2011-03-21 Seattle, WA
The perfect lightweight hiking knife. With the sheath and belt clip I attached it to my shoulder strap for quick and easy access. Now when lunch time arrives I don't have to dig in my pack for a knife to open a package or slice the salami and cheese. I'm sure it will be great for other uses, I just haven't had the chance to put it to the test.