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CLEVER GIRL™ KUKRI
During his time stationed at Fort Polk while serving in the military, knifemaker Austin McGlaun was inspired to find new ways to tackle laborious camp chores. And so the Clever Girl™ Kukri was realized. A fixed blade design that honors the iconic kukri knife, this reimagined version still brandishes a mighty swing despite being more compact than its predecessor. As a member of the CRKT® Forged by War® program, the Kukri is tough enough to stand the test of the battlefield—and whatever else Mother Nature might throw your way.
- High Performance Steel: SK-5 carbon steel holds an edge well
- Powerful Cutting: Kukri blade style provides powerful cutting
- Strong and Useful: full tang provides strength
- Enhanced Protection: black coating improves corrosion resistance
- Exceptional Grip: G10 handle provides grip in all conditions
- Convenient Carry: Belt clip and lanyard for hip carry and easy access
|Blade Length||7.75" (196.85 mm)|
|Blade Finish||Powder Coat|
|Blade Thickness||0.19" (4.78 mm)|
|Overall Length||13.25" (336.55 mm)|
|Weight||14.20 oz. (402.56 g)|
|Style||Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath|
|Sheath Weight||5.60 oz. (158.76g)|
With years of military service under his belt, knife designer Austin McGlaun knows exactly what kind of tools help you stay on top. Applying his broad experience of combat, Austin is recognized for his contributions to the CRKT® Forged by War® program, where his designs span defense, to everyday purpose. The Kukri carries the torch as the third knife in the Clever Girl™ series and pays homage to the time-honored kukri blade. In addition to its famed military use, the traditional Kukri was once hailed as the go-to for chopping firewood, digging, cutting through tough meat, and conquering farm chores.
Mirroring the original’s versatility, the reimagined Kukri performs dutifully. Equipped with a fixed, high-performance 7.75” SK-5 carbon steel blade and sturdy G10 handle, its design paves the way for a sturdy strike. Featuring a wider upper chest and sharp inward curve towards the blade’s belly, the Kukri is a hard hitting tool that dominates the great outdoors.
When not being used for chopping wood, digging into the earth, or setting up your camp, the Kukri can be transported with ease. Designed with a belt loop on its sheath and also featuring a lanyard hole for a drop leg carry, however you choose to pack it, it’s always ready for transport.
A clever design, the Kukri is built for thick and thin scenarios.
About the Forged By War® Program
In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT® with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress (PTS).
To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them in the battlefield.
CRKT® cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, we launched the Forged By War® program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War®. Learn more here.
Austin McGlaun's charity of choice for this tool is OATH, an organization that aids veterans with disabilities through outdoor activities and Christian support groups.
There are those who fight with knives. There are others who design them. And then…there’s Austin. Having served in the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, and as a street cop in Columbus, GA, he knows that a knife has to work as both a weapon and a tool. As part of the Forged By War™ program he applied his skills as both a combat vet and knife maker to develop the Clever Girl™. Not to mention a new way to bring his fellow soldiers home. When asked about his design philosophy, he’ll tell you that if a knife is ugly but effective, it’s not ugly. It’s perfect.