Today, we’re going to take a look at a shockingly good little knife from CRKT, the Ruger-branded LCK.
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Author: Nick Shabazz
Bring the blade steel up to s30v and keep the price at about 50ish. I might buy it. Put s30v blade steel and bring production to the USA and I’d pay 80-100 for this knife
The jimping/gripitude looks very similar to that of the Ruger LCP. I like that they did that. Great review as always!
If you like this, get the Crossbones on loan from F&B. Another gem.
Glad I saw this review. Liked the design but wrote it off because it’s CRKT. Glad this channel gives me a reason to spend more money.
Day 2: I have successfully reviewed two Chinese budget knives and deemed them gems. Subjects still believe I am the Nick. Initiating phase two.
I’d never want to see the Shabazz’s face or anything but maybe we could hear him shave with it? It has that straight razor vibe
The Caligo is also excellent
crkt is known as cricket?
just ordered it with the drop point blade !thank you Nick , knife #504!
No voyager xl comparison?
that deep carry clip is very sog-esque
A little bit of thicc-ness is always a good thing
I agree that it should come in different colors, at least for the handle. Black blade color is fine with me
Ok Nick , which do We buy first the atmos or crkt?
Blade similar to a higo konami
You forgot to mention the good sharpening choil. They make it easy to sharpen this softer steel..this is a very nice buy… Great video AGAIN, Mr. Shabazz
There is an LCK with a silver blade , but it has a different shape. I think I like the shape of this one better.
Most of my deep carry clips have screws in the pocket path. Kudos to CRKT for addressing this annoying issue. This is a great EDC that you won’t hesitate to loan out to others and can beat on without the worry of damaging a more expensive blade. Also glad to see that tiger isn’t billboarded all over the blade and handle. Nice job CRKT!
Clip can’t be switched to the other side. There. The universe makes sense again. Heh.
So with this prime example, what is Spyderco’s excuse for pricing the Delica at $75??? VG10, plastic, and a backlock does not cost 50 more dollars.
I just checked a seller and verified that this is a right-hand-only knife. The world is unkind to southpaws! I really wanted one.
Agreed Nick, this one is a standout for 2018, thanks for the shoutout as well!
Frankie and Bird
I have the Fossil with the shark teeth, it is exxxelent. It looks like they made another winner!
If the low end is doing this well, it’ll bold well for the high end too. When $25 offers as much as the $50, the $50 needs to lose the laurels and get better. If they don’t I’m looking forward to buying ZT comparable knives at a quarter the price, just like everyone else I guess.
Strange how the sheepsfoot/wharncliffe/reverse tanto/seax blade is getting some popularity. I always like the cutting power of this shape but they were pretty hard to find in the past.
I like this blade because the tip aggressively leans into the cut instead of sweeping away. BTW if you go to buy it, its under Ruger, not CRKT.
Great, another bargain knife good enough to keep me from ending up with a drawer full of knives if only if had been on the market a couple of years ago. What’s next? A bargain Citizen Eco-Drive that makes me feel like a fool for getting into watches???
Nick, after such a good pun to end the Atmos video the other day, I was truly disappointed by this video’s ending pun. Good LuCK next time.
Hi Nick, thanks for the review. Been looking for a small, nice, inexpensive pocket knife for me.
Ok now I must have one. Bye bye $25
Wow, first the Kershaw Atmos and now this…two under $35 knives that you don’t think suck. Either you’re slipping, or the manufacturers are listening. 🙂
The Cricket Lick, Blacker than a gothkid’s sock drawer
Great assessment of the LCK Wharncliffe Nick. I agree with you on all points. If they did this with G10 and stonewash Sandvik steel it would be a serious contender for top 10 2018. I can see why they leave the flipper long for people with beefier digits but with as well as the LCK flips I think they could have gotten away with slimming it down. Still, for the $$ it’s a great knife.
Someone needs to send nick a timber rattler western outlaw
His reactions are priceless
This knife really seems like it should be a front flipper. The tab looks like it doesn’t belong.
Blacker than a gothkid’s sock drawer … nice!
lck vs atmos which has better action?
What’s interesting to me is the increase in quality of knives on general but I guess all kinds of products. I can only think its due to the free and full exchange of ideas and feedback on social media and competition due to small companies being able to sell products online directly to consumers. Call it a craft resurgence or capitalism at it’s best we all can benefit for better knives.
The handle texture on the handle are like serrations on a pistol’s slide.
does comes with a satin blade option!
A very nice little blade.