CRKT Seismic

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When it comes to work knives, safety and reliability is key. The last thing you want is for your knife to break or buckle when working on tough tasks and materials. So when it came to the Flavio Ikoma-designed CRKT Seismic, right next to ease of use and utility is an innovative locking mechanism that takes blade lockdown to the next level. Taking inspiration from bank vaults while still offering a blade that’s simple and easy to use, the Seismic is an incredibly strong contender for your next work knife.

With 3.969″ of 1.4116 stainless steel to work with and a long belly offered by its drop blade shape, the Seismic is suitable for any cutting task. Towards the handle you’ll find Veff serrations, a different take on the standard 3-point style that’s easier to both manufacture and maintain. Blade deployment is two-fold, with your choice of thumb studs or a flipper tab for ease of one-handed opening, with the latter paired with an IKBS ball bearing pivot for a quick and smooth action.

Speaking of action, the Seismic’s handle is where it all happens. Forgoing the usual liner or framelock, CRKT are instead introducing their new Deadbolt lock, which is exactly what its name suggests. Beefy steel bolts interlock with both the blade and the liners much like how it would secure a safe or a door, offering an unprecedented lockdown while deployed. No slip, no play, just an incredibly strong lock. It’s also as simple as it is strong, with a single large button at the pivot that disengages the lock while keeping your fingers away from the blade’s path while it’s closing. Textured and contoured G10 handles offer a solid grip in hand, while a skeletonized backspacer and clip give you versatile options for EDC.

The CRKT Seismic sets a new standard as a secure and strong slicer, and it’s a solid choice for when the tasks get serious. Check it out at the Amazon link below.

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