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Trending: CRKT Pilar Knife

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Trending: CRKT Pilar Knife

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Amidst a sea of innovative and aggressive designs, the simple and unassuming CRKT Pilar continues to trend on our charts as a small, yet functional EDC knife. The distinct, minimalist design comes from knife designer Jesper Voxnaes, and it bears some of the features and qualities of his more expensive work. The thumbhole cutout deploys the 2.4" sheepsfoot satin-finished blade. The 8Cr13MoV blade steel is a common choice at this price point, but its ability to hold a decent edge and sharpen easily can be appreciated in a daily beater knife.

The tough framelock design helps the Pilar fit in that role. It offers good ergonomics thanks to the blade’s integrated forward finger choil and the aggressive cutout on the handle, providing comfort and confidence during use. Finally, a robust stainless steel pocket clip mounts on the framelock side of the handles, offering tip-up or tip-down carry. If you’re looking for a sturdy and practical knife to EDC, the CRKT Pilar is the tough and utilitarian framelock you’ve been waiting for. Grab yours at the link below.

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Discussion (2 total)

Adrian Hillier ·
I’ve had one of these knives for some time, in fact I’ve got quite a collection including Spyderco, Gerber, Cold Steel, Opinel..., but the Pilar quickly became my favourite, just because it’s so solid in the hand, it’s very ergonomic, and the blade is remarkably smooth when it opens, with no hint of slop or give.
However, it’s a locking knife, and that can be an issue for some people, and in some parts of the world: here in the U.K., for example, carrying a knife like the Pilar could be an issue, although I’ve never had any problems I am careful where I use and show it.
I was delighted when Heinnie.com, a large U.K. online retailer of EDC, tactical and outdoor gear commissioned a U.K. version of the Pilar! It has no lock, not even a spring, only a plastic backspacer with stainless liners and Heinnie Red G10 scales. It’s a lot lighter, and with the big finger choil, there’s little risk of the blade closing on your fingers. I’m not on commission from Heinnie, I just love the Pilar as a great EDC pocket knife, and having them help create a U.K. legal version is the cherry on the top!
Gerald Woller ·
One of my favorite EDC knives.