CRKT Drifter

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Brand CRKT
Category Folding Knives
Overall Length 6.50"
Blade Length 2.875"
Blade Thickness 0.11"
Blade Material Stainless Steel
Hardness 58-59 RC
Blade Style Drop Point
Blade Grind Hollow
Finish Black
Edge Type Plain
Handle Length 3.625"
Handle Thickness 0.41"
Handle Material G-10
Color Black
Frame/Liner Stainless Steel
Weight 2.60 oz.
User Right Hand
Pocket Clip Tip-Down
Knife Type Manual
Opener Thumb Stud
Lock Type Liner Lock
Model Drifter
Model Number 6450K
Country of Origin China
Best Use Everyday Carry
Product Type Knife
Overall Length (Knife) 7.38"
Blade Length (Knife) 3.20"
Blade Thickness (Knife) 0.11"
Blade Material (Knife) 8Cr13MoV
Hardness (Knife) 58-59 RC
Blade Style (Knife) Drop Point
Blade Grind (Knife) Hollow
Finish (Knife) Stonewash
Edge Type (Knife) Plain
Handle Length (Knife) 4.18"
Handle Material (Knife) Stainless Steel
Weight (knife) 4.40 oz.Weight (Tool)
User (Knife) Right Hand
Pocket Clip (Knife) Tip-Down
Knife Type (Knife) Manual
Opener (Knife) Thumb Stud
Lock Type (Knife) Liner Lock
Model (Knife) DrifterModel (Tool)
Best Use (Knife) Everyday Carry
Product Type (Knife) KnifeProduct Type (Tool)
Tools (Tool) 4
Length (Tool) 4.00"
Thickness (Tool) 0.125"
Material (Tool) Stainless Steel
Weight Range (Tool) Less than 2 oz.
Weight Normalized (Tool) 1.1 oz

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CRKT Drifter Reviews

Lester s.

New to this

1 year ago

So far,this little beauty is just what I was looking for.
Very easy to handle,nice grip.

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Taylor H.

One Knife to Rule Them All

1 year ago

Out of all of the high-end and inexpensive folding knives that I own, this is my favorite. The one I ALWAYS carry with me.

Extremely durable, simple, stays sharp long enough and is super easy to resharpen.

I absolutely love this knife. It will be the first knife that I buy two of.

Paul W.

good work knife

2 years ago

I've had this knife for several years and it has held up quite well getting beat up at work. the lockup is still good and the blade resharpens easily.
my only complaint is that the pocket clip is tip down only, but for a utilitarian knife it doesn't bother me too much

Brian P.

All the reviews were right

2 years ago

I’m a novice to this field. This was second knife I purchased and very I’m very pleased with this knife. Extremely sharp, great action once used for a few days and great to carry in my pocket without using the clip. Highly recommended from my perspective. My first knife was a mini presidio 2 From Benchmade. I carry this all over because it’s inexpensive and overall a great read more knife.

Tyler B.

Great First Knife

3 years ago

This was one of my first CRKT knives. and I loved it! Then I was introdiced to a real knife with more quality steel and I realized there was WAY better out there. It doesn't keep an edge to save its life so be ready to sharpen often also the blade wants to get loose after a while so make sure you have a star tool around to tighten it every once in a while. If the steel was better read more though I would have another so fast. Do love the way it fit in my hand and how convenient it was!

Paul C.

Great EDC knife, but...

3 years ago

I absolutely love the drifter for a quick EDC. For the price, you really can't beat it. No play in the blade, decent metal and great size for EDC. I have used mine a lot and have had no issues. Some things could be improved, such as the pocket clip, but again, for the price...

All that being said, there are a lot of great EDC knives out there and you should carry what you read more like. I wouldn't look at this knife to replace anything like a delica 4 or whatever.

David A.

Ok little knife

3 years ago

Big value on this knife. Not great steel, so be ready to sharpen it frequently. Tip down only carry. China. For the money, still a decent knife.

For a few more $$ you can get the Ontaio Rat 2. Better steel, made in Taiwan, and tip up or down carry.

Foster R.

Daily favorite

5 years ago

Great little knife. Probably the one I grab most in the morning. Sharpens easily. Not the best edge retention but at this price point it's tough to beat.

Daniel S.

Awesome little knife

5 years ago

I loved everything about this knife except for the fact you can't carry the knife tip-up. Other than that it’s an awesome knife for the money.

Alex H.

Good knife for the money

5 years ago

Not a really expensive knife but if your someone who uses their knife hard or loses knifes easily this knife locks up tight and works hard used on a farm for 2 summers cutting roots and sandy stuff equipment all day long and worked great , sharpens very easy.

Eddie G.

I love the knife but too small

5 years ago

Great affordable knife with a nice action but is too small for everyday use. Steal chips easily

Christos m.

Nice slick looking folder for the price

5 years ago

Blade is centered, good lock up, comes out smooth and at a decent speed. I do have issue that the pocket clip rides high and presents the sharp edge of the frame. Meaning you're gonna scratch the knife, yourself or, something expensive somewhere down the line if your not careful. For the price if you need something to give as a gift or daily I think its great, if your a knife guy read more I'd probably pass it over.

Jason G.

Blade not sharp and bad clip design

6 years ago

First the positives: It's cheap, it's a nice size, frame lock is great (good lock engagement and zero blade play), and opens quickly, easily and consistently with the thumbstuds. Now on to what I didn't like...

1) The blade is not sharp out of the box. I can run my finger along the blade and not get cut.

2) The clip (while it looks great) is tip-down only and is made read more of really thick metal. It is VERY tight, to the point that I have trouble clipping it on some of my pockets.

A solid knife hampered by a couple key issues that limit my carrying it.

Jake V.

Great EDC

7 years ago

I own many others that compete for daily pocket space with this knife, and although I put others in the rotation, I always come back to this one. It's light, holds an edge well, grey TiNi finish on blade holds up very very well, I and it has very grippy g10 scales. It is tip down carry, which I prefer. I have found it to a perfect size for EDC, big enough for nearly any chore, and read more yet small enough you don't notice it in the pocket at all. Thumb jimping, blade shape, and ease of one handed opening and closing are all excellent. Open design is easy to clean. Recessed steel liners are flush with the G10 scales, a nice touch on a budget knife. I prefer it over others I have that cost several times more. I have a collection of around 100 knives, nearly half are folders, including a few customs. This was my first CRKT product when I got it. I now have another, and a Blade HQ wishlist full of their other knives.

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