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CRKT: Trio Of Cutting-Edge Knives Drop For BLADE Show Texas

CRKT Lead Ritual

CRKT is releasing three Alan Folts designs–all folders–in anticipation of the Ft. Worth Knife Show.

CRKT, never one to rest on its laurels, has three new knife drops in anticipation of the Feb. 23-24, 2024 Blade Show Texas in Fort Worth. Alan Folts takes centerstage with this release, with all three of the designs emanating from the Florida-based custom knife maker. Interestingly, Folts made his mark as a fixed-blade man, but the two versions of the Ritual and brand-new Obverse mark somewhat of a new calling in the realm of folders.

“Alan Folts is a master craftsman and an acclaimed designer with over two dozen CRKT models to his credit in his time working with us,” said Doug Flagg, CRKT VP of Marketing and Innovation. “This latest collection represents Alan’s wide-ranging inspirations, innovative approach to knifemaking and the commitment to excellence that we both share.”

As a side note, the new premium knives from CRKT are listed as “coming soon” on but will be available for sale as BLADE Show Texas kicks off on Friday, February 23rd. For consumers in the Fort Worth area, the company also extends an invitation to its booth at the event, where they can meet the Folts in person.

CRKT Ritual Compact

Designed for daily use, the Ritual Compact is an assisted folding knife inspired by old-world Persian fixed blades. The knife features a just over-three-inch 12C27 steel blade, ensuring excellent edge retention. With Assisted Opening technology and IKBS bearings, the knife guarantees quick and easy deployment and closure. The micarta handle with a stainless-steel bolster adds strength and striking aesthetics. The Ritual™ Compact is priced at an MSRP of $125.

The high-end addition to the family, this Ritual Compact boasts a Damascus steel blade for superior cutting performance. The knife is adorned with a carbon fiber handle, an acid-etched Damascus bolster, a blue anodized titanium back spacer, and a pocket clip, making it a stunning addition to any collection. The Ritual™ Compact is priced at an MSRP of $275.

CRKT Obverse

The Obverse is a distinguished folding knife made with premium M390 steel. The satin-finish, sheepsfoot blade is both sleek and durable, complemented by a carbon fiber handle with blue anodized titanium detailing. The silky smooth IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system ensures effortless deployment, while the secure liner lock allows for easy one-handed closing. The Obverse is priced at an MSRP of $275.

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