What do you guys think of the new CRKT HomeFront Knife by Ken Onion?
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ATHuman
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Nov 5, 2020
I have one and I absolutely love it. Not new however.
Davidsh331
265
Dec 2, 2019
Why do you call it "new"? I bought one a couple/few years ago. I collect knives that are "different", therefore, this fit right in at the time. I bought the Ti version not long ago as well, and it was horrible and I returned it.
Smashedllama
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Dec 4, 2019
The op is from 2016
Davidsh331
265
Dec 4, 2019
In that case, the Ti version should have been a heck of a lot better than it was.
gorian2222
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Nov 19, 2019
cool stuff
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tacdrvr
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Sep 20, 2019
I just picked one up NIB for $55. I like it! Flips well, sharp as he//, looks great, nice ergos, really cool take-down function. For the price I paid it's a winner. AUS8 is very usable steel. Sure it's not the latest powdered metallurgy, but for general use it's easy to sharpen, takes a wicked edge, and cuts plenty of cardboard in a single go. Way too many people buy 204P, M4, 20CV, and M390 saying it's the greatest since sliced bread, but never actually use it to even know. And then bash AUS8, 440C and any of the 8cr's. And let's not even get into the heat treat discussion. CRKT gets a bad rep for blade steel choices, but they do more collaborations than any other brand at a fairly reasonable price. If the collaborators aren't happy with the steel used why aren't they asking CRKT change it? Profit that's why. Still they are putting out some really nice designs that a lot of folks would never be able to otherwise afford.
MarkoGJt
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Nov 11, 2019
In my opinion, CRKT does a bang up job on their knives. I have several of them, and am completely satisfied with each. In fact, they are my “every day carry” choice.
14themoney
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Sep 9, 2019
Overpriced gimmick? A problem that could be fixed? When this was being developed, did someone Leek the news?
jim_archibald
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Aug 15, 2019
I own one, but rarely carry it. I think that the whole concept is great, but my personal tastes go more toward assisted openers like the Kershaw Leek.
Fleric
26
Jun 30, 2019
got it and love it , would never pay msrp i got it for 80 on Amazon and have about 5 knives with the same features but the home front is the nicest , just wish the steel was better and bronze phosphor built in instead of nylon washers .
pivotcleaner
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Jun 12, 2019
They CRKT are coming with a full Ti and M390 blade. dont' know the price. Just FYI if you are into this knife.
BanTheUndead
2
Aug 19, 2019
295 dollar piece of trash. Frame lock gets stuck and the flipper doesn't fully open it. I thought it was a lemon but apparently it is common. Can't even switch the blade into the aluminum one due to them changing the line up.
Omniseed
1860
Aug 20, 2019
Oh really? Well, that's disappointing
scoolio
11
May 29, 2019
I own this knife and carry it everyday as my "office boxcutter". It makes a great pocket knife and using it for basic Office Keyboard Warrior duty. I don't baton wood open with it, nor do I skin the Rhino I just slayed camping with it. It get's pocket lint on it from being in my pocket all day but I love that I can easily open it without tools, wipe it clean, and then lube it up with Blue Lube and put it back together for the next Cardboard/Tide Pod challenge. Would I use it in a survival situation? Only if I had to get home during the next alien invasion but if you're a keyboard social justice warrior like me then it slays the Office Combat Challenge.
stoutdog
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May 5, 2019
I bought it when it first came out and overpaid for it based on current prices. It was unique at the time. I haven't really used it much. The blade steel is AUS-8 which is OK but not great. The other iterations on the design are 1.41 stainless steel. When I go into field I have plenty of fixed blades I would choose from. One funny thing about the design, the instructions on how to take it apart are underneath the handles so you have to take it apart to see them, not that it's that hard to figure out. At this point in my extensive collection, I'm not that excited over it anymore. This sucker sucked it this sucker.
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