Innovation Never Rests

At CRKT®, we’ve always been fascinated by the bravery and perseverance of Lewis and Clark’s expedition. The tribulation they endured for the promise of discovery is inspiring and reflective of all that we love about this great country. The fact that some of their most notable experiences took place in our rugged backyard makes us proud that CRKT® has called Oregon home for over 20 years.

When a new year begins, renewed energy ripples through the office with the promise of another successful and meaningful year. Nostalgia plays a decent role in this as well as we reflect on the trials and successes like those of Lewis and Clark’s that paved the way for us to be able to come into work every day and love what we do.

Forging Forward


The drive to push forward into new frontiers has always fueled so much of what we do here at CRKT®—this year will be no exception. We’re humbled by the creativity and know-how of the world-class designers we work with. They take their craft as seriously as we do. On this note, we’re proud to have recently unveiled a game-changing innovation in Ken Onion’s Field Strip Technology. With four new knifes, all privy to Field Strip, we’re working to get this breakthrough technology into the hands of hunters, handymen, the United States Military and beyond. 2017 will be a big year for Ken Onion and Field Strip, so keep a sharp eye.

We’re proud to work with the industry’s best and brightest designers—it’s what makes us definitively CRKT®. But we’re constantly pushing forward to explore new opportunities. Thanks to like minds, and a collective innovative drive, we’ve found ourselves in excellent company with Ruger®. We share fundamental values, and the energy to continue creating and delivering tools that satisfy our customers needs.

We’re Giving Back


We’re never content simply working for ourselves. We’ve found that serving America’s heroes has been a revelatory initiative at CRKT®. Mostly, it’s because we recognize that none of this would be possible without the brave men and women in arms. That’s why we’ve made it one of our core missions is to give back.

Years ago, when Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical told us he’d been privately working with returning combat vets to help them cope with PTSD by designing and creating custom tools, we jumped at the chance to help. We officially launched the Forged By War® program just last year—it’s been one of our proudest moments to date. We’re committed to continuing this program and the production of mission-ready tools, designed by warriors, with a portion of the CRKT® profits donated to the veterans’ charities of choice.

Putting a Fresh Foot Forward

We’re beginning this new year with a brand-new website. Finally, our digital presence reflects the aesthetics and capabilities of our tools. Be sure to check back on this blog, and often, as we’ll be continually updating it with exclusive information on new tools, CRKT® happenings, and designer insights. For the day-to-day goings on, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and tag your posts #CRKT for a chance to be featured.

We’re looking forward to the year ahead and thank you for being a part of our journey.