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A look at the “Ultima” by CRKT

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

I’m no knife expert, but I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and really appreciate having good tools available when I need them.  I recently added a new CRKT knife to my collection that I’m quite excited about…it’s called the “Ultima,” and, I got to use it the other day while out fishing.  The Ultima is an all purpose, tactical/survival, fixed blade knife.  The uniquely crafted, injection-molded black Zytel®handle, is designed to stand up to wet and muddy conditions while providing a sturdy and comfortable grip.

In addition to having an outstanding feel and great performance, the Ultima also has a small pry-bar at the end of the handle for opening cans or other items.  I really appreciate the sheath that comes with the knife; it has belt loops and a leg strap to hold the knife firmly in place on your person.  It also comes with a small pocket for a multi-purpose tool, sharpening stone or flashlight…and, some 550 paracord attached.

If you have an “Ultima” CRKT knife, let my readers and me know what you think by posting a comment below.

CRKT supplied video on the Ulitma.

For more information on the Ultima, including specs, click the following link:  Ultima by Columbia River Knife & Tool.

An Overview of my new CRKT Knives

Friday, September 17th, 2010

If you travel, camp or backpack as much as I do, you know how essential it is to have the right tools…be it a tent, sleeping bag or a knife.  A good knife is one of those absolutely essential tools needed for backpacking and camping on the road. I have owned a CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) for a couple of years now and have really enjoyed it.  One of the cool aspects of many of their foldable pocket knives is the finger flipper, which makes it super easy to quickly open the blade with one hand.

While I love my CRKT pocket knife, I knew I needed a couple additional variations, so I recently got two of their A.B.C. (All Bases Covered) knifes, one with a blunt tip that’s great for prying or digging. Both the A.B.C. knives come with a sheath that allows you to carry the knives in various fashions, such as on a diving buoyancy compensator, pocket flaps, webbing (like a backpack strap), with dive leg strap, on a PFD, or on a neck cord.

CRKT produces a large range of knives for virtually any use, from tactical, survival to hunting and fishing.  I’m always amazed at how innovative these guys are. CRKT knives are moderately priced and a good value for the quality.

Let me know if you have any questions, or, you can check out their website at  BTW, a lot of the product overviews on their site have videos, which I find very helpful in making a decision on which knife to buy.