What do you guys think of the new CRKT HomeFront Knife by Ken Onion?
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Davidsh331
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Dec 2, 2019
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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.
Dec 2, 2019
Smashedllama
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Dec 4, 2019
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The op is from 2016
Dec 4, 2019
Davidsh331
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Dec 4, 2019
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In that case, the Ti version should have been a heck of a lot better than it was.
Dec 4, 2019
gorian2222
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Nov 19, 2019
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cool stuff
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Nov 19, 2019
tacdrvr
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Sep 20, 2019
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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.
Sep 20, 2019
MarkoGJt
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Nov 11, 2019
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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.
Nov 11, 2019
14themoney
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Sep 9, 2019
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Overpriced gimmick? A problem that could be fixed? When this was being developed, did someone Leek the news?
Sep 9, 2019
jim_archibald
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Aug 15, 2019
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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.
Aug 15, 2019
Fleric
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Jun 30, 2019
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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 .
Jun 30, 2019
pivotcleaner
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Jun 12, 2019
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They CRKT are coming with a full Ti and M390 blade. dont' know the price. Just FYI if you are into this knife.
Jun 12, 2019
BanTheUndead
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Aug 19, 2019
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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.
Aug 19, 2019
Omniseed
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Aug 20, 2019
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Oh really? Well, that's disappointing
Aug 20, 2019
scoolio
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May 29, 2019
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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.
May 29, 2019
stoutdog
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May 5, 2019
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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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May 5, 2019
reswright
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Apr 28, 2019
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The idea that a folding knife is field strippable -- that sounds good but only until you ask yourself 'why are you carrying a folder in the field'? And then you realize this is one of those knives that is designed to appeal to the people who like to imagine themselves in atavistic situations doing manly things, but haven't ever done enough of them to realize that there is a much older, simpler and better solution for those situations, called the fixed blade knife. I think many people perceive a value in the concept that they can do all these crazy things with their well made folding pocket knife and what they think that says about their identity. they all wanna be seen as the rugged individualist that handles everything life throws at them with their rugged individualist pocket knife. Other people just like to play around with stuff they own, but nine times out of ten if you're putting a pocket knife to hard dirty use you're deliberately using the wrong tool. Pocket knives exist for situations where it's not legal or proper to be hauling around a fixed blade, but outside of Office Space, if you're field dressing a fresh caught trout it's a safe bet you're not in one of those situations. Just use a fixed blade filleting knife. If you're going hunting for game, bring a fixed blade knife for gutting. Those will do much much better at the task at hand than a pocket knife and a good one will cost less than your pocket knife did, and while you might not care, you will look less of a tool if you use the right tools.
Apr 28, 2019
14themoney
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Sep 9, 2019
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I have the small Obake and the Dragon fixed blades. I have what is labeled a C/K folder (fairly big knife) and a recently acquired Septimo. I really do like the Septimo. It doesn't flip open without some wrist. But the tanto blade with the big cutting notch where a finger choil is very nice. This was sitting in my EDC pile for the month. I went to look for the Enforcer and couldn't locate it.
Sep 9, 2019
reswright
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Sep 9, 2019
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I have the C/K Folder, two of 'em actually.
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I like the action a lot, even though it's not tuned, and it's a little too heavy to snap open without a little wrist action out of the box. Some knives just feel and sound nice to me when I flip 'em open, and this is one. Considering it's a hard plastic handle I can get a very good grip with it. I think I'm possibly in the minority on this one, though. No biggie, it happens fairly often. Many people ding it for inexpensive materials (8Cr14MoV and injection molded scales) and a few people have reported an issue accidentally engaging or disengaging the LAWKS safety. And if you're comparing it against $80-120 knives, yeah, this thing is what it is. But for the under $20 it can usually be had at online, I'm kind of a fan of it.
Sep 9, 2019
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