As the name suggest, Alan Folts created the CRKT Minimalist to carry out basic primary functions of a knife with a minimal light weight design.
Alan Folts took over 2 years to design the CRKT Minimalist. He took trips to various knife shows around the country gathering feedback while he improve its design.
The unique handle design of the CRKT Minimalist has three deep yet comfortable finger cut outs with an extended lanyard providing a firm and secure handle on the knife.
The minimalist comes with a custom-fitted glass-reinforced nylon sheath, neck paracord, and an attachable multi-position belt clip.
The CRKT Minimalist can be worn as a neck knife, on your belt, or can easily be carried in your pocket.
The 5 Blades of the CRKT Minimalist
The CRKT Minimalist Knife have five different blade designs: Bowie, Tanto, Wharncliffe, Drop point, and the Keramin.
While each blade provides a unique advantage per task, the bowie design will be the most versatile for the outdoors and camping. Below is a comparison chart.
CRKT Minimalist Bowie
If your looking for a general outdoor camping knife the minimalist bowie is designed to handle various outdoor task for hunting, fishing, and bush craft.
Blade Length: 2.125″ (53.98 mm)
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Steel: 5Cr15MoV, 55-57 HRC
Blade Finish: Bead Blast
Blade Thickness: 0.108″ (2.74 mm)
Weight: 1.6 oz
Handle: Polished Resin Infused Fiber
Style: Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath
Sheath Material: Glass-Reinforced Nylon
Overall Length: 5.13″ (130.3 mm)
The Minimalist Bowie’s blade design makes it very useful for general outdoors and camping tasks. The Minimalist Bowie’s size and light weight also makes it a comfortable and easy to carry knife.
The clip point and wide belly design gives the minimalist bowie a versatile blade for piercing, cutting, slashing, skinning, and chopping.
Effective for light batoning and food preparation while camping outdoors.
Small and compact for a comfortable and easy carry.
The three deep finger cut outs provide a comfortable, secure, and firm handle on the knife.
Main complaints people make is that its too small.
The CRKT Minimalist Bowie Knife gives you everything you need for camping. It gets it all done in a smaller and lighter package.
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