6433KithFront Lock


Kith Front Lock vertical profile
Kith Front Lock profile horizontal
Kith Front Lock angled tip
Kith Front Lock angled back
Kith Front Lock angled feature highlight
Kith Front Lock angled feature highlight
Familiar. Just like an old friend.

The Kith is designed by veteran knifemaker Ken Steigerwalt, who takes inspiration from traditional midlock joints and backlock folders to create a whole new approach with his front lock design. Intuitively constructed, opening the blade feels second-nature, giving this knife’s Old English name for “friend” a whole other meaning.
  • Easy to Sharpen High carbon stainless steel blade takes an edge well
  • Strong and Lightweight Glass-reinforced nylon handle is durable and lightweight
  • Safe and Secure Unique front lock mechanism utilizes the liners as springs
  • Ambidextrous Thumb stud and front lock allows blade opening and closing with either hand
  • Low Profile Deep carry clip rides low in the pocket
Ken Steigerwalt portrait

DesignerKen SteigerwaltOrangeville, Pennsylvania

Ever since he was a kid, if Ken needed a knife, he just made one. His first one was built from a saw blade at the kitchen table using a vise, files, and sandpaper. Needless to say, he’s gone on to create more highly designed knives that have won him 11 Blade Show awards in seven consecutive years, including two Best Folders awards and one Best Folder of the Year. He also co-designed the patented Fire Safe® safety innovation, which is used on many CRKT® blades.

Designer Bio