CRKT Avant Folding Knife
CRKT Avant Folding Knife
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Clean, stout, and ready for any task, the CRKT Avant is the latest from Oregon-based knifemaker Eric Ochs. Though the Avant may seem simple at first glance, simplicity is the mark of top-notch design ... Read More

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Cracktower
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Mar 13, 2019
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55 bucks for 8cr? 😆
Mar 13, 2019
Rudolph
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Mar 11, 2019
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This is one Chinese manufactured knife that i (and I'm saying I) think looks better than Ochs (Cpm154)custom and to be honest one i have come close to buying ,but i just hate paying this much for 8cr ,god I wish at least D2 would become the default steel for some of these companies ,like Bestech & Artisan seem to use ,oh well again!
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Mar 11, 2019
Melliferous
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Mar 10, 2019
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$55 for 8cr13mov?! And weighing in at over 5 oz?! Please try again, bahaha!
Mar 10, 2019
BruceK2403
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Jan 15, 2019
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I am very new to knife community having recently been drawn into it from the EMS world where I used several Spydercos over the years. I have zero knowledge on steel types I see mentioned in several posts. Where can I get a good introduction to the different kinds of metals used along with a description of their strength and weakness? I did a few Google searches but only seem to find pages arguing "X is better than Y" which is not helpful.
Jan 15, 2019
BruceK2403
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Mar 11, 2019
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Thank you to @14themoney , @ponagathos and @bookworm13 for the responses and links!
Mar 11, 2019
Omniseed
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Mar 11, 2019
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Knifesteelnerds.com is decent, and Cedric & Ada's channel on YouTube is full of nice videos that examine the performance of specific steels using generally available knives and a consistent process. It's a good way to get a bit of context for the steels being discussed. Basically avoid nonspecific 'stainless', though many good modern cutlery steels are stainless, and look for knives offered in well-regarded standard steels. S35VN, M390, and 20CV are basically the gold standard for midrange and better knives today. There are lots of other great steels, but those three are common and offer excellent performance for the tasks you would expect a folding knife to do.
Mar 11, 2019
taylor91
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Jan 15, 2019
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LMAOOO GPknives has this for 51.50 with probably faster shipping
Jan 15, 2019
fhood
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Jan 14, 2019
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Dear CRKT and Kershaw. 9cr18 exists. It is cheap. It holds its edge well. It is an ideal budget steel and if you used it YOU WOULD SELL MORE KNIVES YOU IDIOTS! If you guys keep doing this, brands like WE, Kizer, Ruike, etc.. are going to take over your market share.
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Jan 14, 2019
massdrop01
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Jan 14, 2019
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The material used as well as the execution of Och’s continues to show that CRKT is where good designs go to die.
Jan 14, 2019
14themoney
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Jan 16, 2019
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Love it! RIP.
Jan 16, 2019
massdrop01
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Jan 14, 2019
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This price is no longer competitive in 2019 unfortunately. For perspective, you can get a Cold Steel American Lawman for $75 which is only $15 more. For that, you get S35VN steel, stronger lock and lighter weight.
Jan 14, 2019
NealP
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Jan 14, 2019
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Are the pivots made of bronze or are they colored bronze? There’s a big difference . 
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Jan 14, 2019
wrathrbinger27
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Jan 17, 2019
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It's bronze. Not coated
Jan 17, 2019
Ben24
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Jan 13, 2019
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Put a better steel on this. 8cr is becoming a pathetic excuse
Jan 13, 2019
MattallicA
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Jan 13, 2019
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I agree with most of the comments here. 8cr14mov (AUS8, 440B) is a slight upgrade over the 8cr13mov more commonly used by CRKT and Kershaw, but it's still a budget steel. It's gonna have far better corrosion/stain resistance than D2, but nowhere near the edge retention. I really like this design. If the price was more on par with other budget knives, I'd consider it. If this came in S35VN, I'd be all over it.
Jan 13, 2019
mike240se
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Mar 10, 2019
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i dont get why they just wont give up these shit steels. there are lots of s35vn knives out there for well under $100. People would happily pay $10-$15 more for s35vn or something better than this soft crappy china steel. its so disappointing to see a cool design and then see the steel is shit. and CRKT is known for massively over pricing the versions of knives with decent steel, its why i havent bought a knife of theirs in ages.
Mar 10, 2019
RMunro
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Jan 13, 2019
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Anyone else notice the position of the thumb disk? Way too far up the blade, it will hang up on EVERYTHING you cut!
Jan 13, 2019
14themoney
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Jan 16, 2019
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Missed it. Good call.
Jan 16, 2019
14themoney
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Jan 13, 2019
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I feel that I do not need to make this post because it is saying the same thing that everyone else has. But I will. Are ye daft, MD? I love the looks of this, but $60 for low grade steel?? My Bestech Hornet with D2 was cheaper than this. Get back on your medicine.
Jan 13, 2019
akapabs
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Jan 12, 2019
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This is a beautiful looking knife.. with some real quality touches like carbon fiber scales, bronze clip and accents.. at first glance it looks great until you read that the blade is made of shit steel. Why the hell are you gonna have an 8Cr14MoV blade running on IKBS ball bearings!?! I will join the chorus of objectors that followed me and say why couldn't they have used D2... then the knife would have been worth it's price.. even if they had charged a little more. Lastly the other problem is the Avant's weight.. 5.4 oz for a 3.2 blade is ridiculous! Those liners best be skeletonized.. they could have done some internal milling and/or just drop the blade down to 3 inches.. anything to help get the weight down. Fix these problems and I'd join a future drop in a heartbeat.. but as it is now.. hardpass!!
Jan 12, 2019
WutangClan
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Jan 12, 2019
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This is hilarious! Terrible steel at an insane price. I'd buy this at this price point if it came with vg10. But 8cr??? You're out of your mind!! I don't care if Jesus designed it! I can get a bible for $1 all week.
Jan 12, 2019
WutangClan
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Mar 10, 2019
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Exactly! Or even D2!
Mar 10, 2019
WutangClan
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Mar 10, 2019
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Also 240's are sweet! If we're taking cars
Mar 10, 2019
taylor91
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Jan 12, 2019
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I'd say you're paying for the designer here but CRKT has other models by recognizable designers that are still using this crappy steel for 50% of the price so I'm not really sure what you're paying for here...
Jan 12, 2019
Cracktower
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Jan 12, 2019
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60 bucks for 8cr? You can't be serious.
Jan 12, 2019
Javaman65
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Jan 12, 2019
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Not a big CRKT fan but this looks great. I can live with the steel but I’m a lanyard guy so I’ll have to pass.
Jan 12, 2019
Javaman65
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Jan 13, 2019
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I can’t disagree with you. At this price it should be at least D2 or even VG10. My obsession with pocket folders makes me do dumb shit though.
Jan 13, 2019
WutangClan
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Jan 13, 2019
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Hahaha welcome to the club
Jan 13, 2019
crowleykirk
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Jan 12, 2019
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Actually I prefer it to be lighter... but still, probably one I'll jump in on:-)
Jan 12, 2019
crowleykirk
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Jan 12, 2019
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You guys crack me up over the steel used. It's a quality knife with decent steel at this price point. Looks awesome. Maybe they will come out with a higher priced option. Maybe it would be nice if that was an option.
Jan 12, 2019
Jherbz
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Jan 12, 2019
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How do you know it's a quality knife? The Natrix copper is a perfect example of what should have been awesome but turns out it kinda blows. Without a proper review, knowing full well the steel is amongst the lowest quality junk available and a retarded price point because bearings. I'll be passing.
Jan 12, 2019
Notsurewhyibother
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Jan 12, 2019
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I don't have a problem with 8cr in sub $30 knives but there are just so many knives coming out far cheaper than $60 that have D2 or sandvik or vg10 or even 9cr that it's hard to justify. It's like when Spyderco tries to sell vg10 collaborations for $200. Nothing wrong with vg10 at $100 or less but for $200 it's weak. They seem to be getting with the times and moving to s30v for those type of knives recently. Crkt should do the same in the low price range or they are going to be swept away by a wave of civivi, tangrams, bestecs and riukes. All of which are cheaper, have better QC AND have better steel than Crkt.
Jan 12, 2019
Rudolph
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Jan 12, 2019
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Well nice looking design ok ish steel but Knife Center has in stock at 57.95 +2.99 delivery so you would possibly have in a week. I am not going to act like I just throw dollar bills out but there isn't a ton of incentive in ordering this one from MD and Knife Center has a rewards program . Gotta work on those shipping dates or start a points program or research competition . Your not losing a sale from me I am not buying it period but customers tend to get a bit steamed when they happily comment they can't wait for their order only to get hit with the could get it cheaper or faster from blank responses. Best of Luck to ya.
Jan 12, 2019
OSUgrad1992
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Jan 12, 2019
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I have to agree with everyone else, add $10 to the price and give us D2. Even better, I have to believe there is excess 154CM out there with Benchmade moving away from it and with CPM154 rising. 154CM is a great EDC steel with terrific balance between edge holding, toughness and ease of sharpening.
Jan 12, 2019
billc
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Jan 12, 2019
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OMG! This actually looks like a knife! Though I’m not a CRKT fan, I opened the link just to bask in all the knifeyness. Nice design. Needs better steel. But things are looking up!
Jan 12, 2019
Jherbz
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Jan 12, 2019
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When will they ever learn, D2 at least please.
Jan 12, 2019
Jherbz
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Jan 12, 2019
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Just looked again, thinking I was missing something but still nope.
Jan 12, 2019
BustedShoulder
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Jan 12, 2019
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Pilar Large, Squid, Helical and Provoke are all D2 or available in D2.
Jan 12, 2019
Notsurewhyibother
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Jan 12, 2019
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 Good looking Eric Ochs design, carbon fiber, bearings. Nice! Scroll down further. 8cr steel... Damnit cricket why?
Jan 12, 2019
MikeinNC
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Jan 12, 2019
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Cricket disappoints again.
Jan 12, 2019
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