innovation

  1. The Provoke™ in the Field with the HRPD

    The Provoke™ in the Field with the HRPD

    Officer Martin has been carrying an Ed Halligan-designed K.I.S.S.® knife in the pants pocket of his uniform or on his MOLLE gear for over a decade. It shows in the softened edges of the handle, the gentle wear around the pivot point, and the pliability of the pocket clip. “The black oxide finish on the blade, though, doesn’t look like it’s worn...
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  2. Deadbolt: Strength in Simplicity

    Deadbolt: Strength in Simplicity

    Flavio Ikoma is a legacy designer at CRKT—his powerful designs and hardworking knives are defining pillars that have held CRKT up for a quarter century. So when Ken Onion approached Doug Flagg, CRKT’s VP of Marketing and Innovation, with an incredible new knife design and a need for an equally powerful mechanism, he knew just who to call. Flavio’s...
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  3. Kinematic: The Future's Folder

    Kinematic: The Future's Folder

    As any masterful inventor will tell you, a new tool inspired by anything but a specific need is destined to fall flat. So when Joe Caswell took pen to paper to create the mechanism that was to become Kinematic, he wasn’t acting on creative impulse, he had the words of his tactical-knife-wielding firefighter, EMT, and police officer buddies echoing in...
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