Everyday Carry

CRKT Daktyl

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
CRKT Daktyl

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When you think of minimalist knives, something slim, lightweight, and easy to carry is usually what comes to mind. Not something so spartan that it's literally stripped down to its bones. But CRKT have made what seems to be an impossible knife in the Daktyl. Able to perform well as a knife while having the one of the most lightweight profiles ever manufactured, the Daktyl is as visually impressive as it a feat of engineering.

Designed my Tim Hitchcock out of Oregon and named after the Greek word for “finger,” the Daktyl's action centers around a single action. This Hole in One mechanism activates by pushing down on the blade's rear level while closed, letting the blade swing out and click into place. An additional Slide Lock mechanism helps keep the Daktyl secure while both open and closed.

The Daktyl comes with a 3.05” 420J2 stainless steel modified wharncliffe blade, giving enough room for slicing while also having a useful tip for finer tasks. Its handles and lock mechanisms come in 420 stainless steel, giving the knife some weight so it doesn't fly out of your hands when in use. It weighs in at 2.4 ounces, with a carabiner opening at its end while closed that doubles as both an attachment point for EDC and as a handy bottle opener when it's time to crack open a cold one at the end of the day.

Able to hide functionality where there seems to be no space for them is only one of the many reasons why the Daktyl is an EDC evolution for knives. Pick on up for yourself at the Amazon link below.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (4 total)

HammerandDreml ·
I'm not sure either, though it seems to be set up that way. I can't think of any other action it could utilize with the pivots and rang the way they are. An odd knife ..
HammerandDreml ·
Ricky Rapier ·
Is this blade on a side swivel to open?