New Knife...CRKT Cuatro

Kraut783

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So, have been looking for a new "gentlemen" knife for work. I have a lot of tac knives, but needed one that was better for business casual dress. I ran across the CRKT Cuatro, liked the look, sucker for flippers, deep carry, and for $41 dollars (at knifesplus.com), retail $69, I thought I had little to lose. Will let you all know how it turns out once I get it in.

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CRKT are good-valued knives that can take some abuse. Not everyone can afford or needs a Benchmade or Spyderco.

Some of my favorite knives are CRKT.
 

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Received the knife yesterday....it feels good and is very light, sits flat in my front right pocket, clean flip....nice feel. Will post some pics this weekend. But I am very happy so far.
 

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Did they engrave, or did another company do it?
I got it done at a trade show. Some guy was selling a laser engraver to etch parts with serial numbers and dates. Itā€™s big in aviation. I asked him to etch my knife. He did it gratis.
 

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So, have carried the Cuatro for a bit now, I like it...but the action started to get a bit loose. But, today I got a Christmas eve present from my wife, a black wash Kershaw Leek, spring assisted open....very thin, good action with a 3 inch blade, 4 inch body. I really like it...I think it has become my EDC.

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my only complaint is with the clip, comfortable clip, but doesn't ride deep pocket, I have ordered an aftermarket deep carry clip for it.

For about $40 bucks...it's a great knife, digging the black wash, worn in look.
 

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So, have carried the Cuatro for a bit now, I like it...but the action started to get a bit loose. But, today I got a Christmas eve present from my wife, a black wash Kershaw Leek, spring assisted open....very thin, good action with a 3 inch blade, 4 inch body. I really like it...I think it has become my EDC.

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my only complaint is with the clip, comfortable clip, but doesn't ride deep pocket, I have ordered an aftermarket deep carry clip for it.

For about $40 bucks...it's a great knife, digging the black wash, worn in look.
Nice one. Good blade shape and angle from grip to point.
 

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This is a stock photo of the CRKT My Tighe series 1. This is the knife I have carried every day for the last 9 years. When it locks open it feels almost like a fixed blade. The spring assist works fast and slick. This knife has never failed at any task I've used it for. I can without a doubt, recommend this knife for EDC.260092600926009
 
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This was my father-in-laws EDC. When he died his son let me choose any knife I wanted...it was this.

For reasons that are now very personal to me, this is becoming one of my most prized possessions. In some ways he was more of a father to me than my own.
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This was my father-in-laws EDC. When he died his son let me choose any knife I wanted...it was this.

For reasons that are now very personal to me, this is becoming one of my most prized possessions. In some ways he was more of a father to me than my own.
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That is a very sweet looking older CRKT! I would love to have found the My Tighe without serrations. Better than the current ones though. They are easier to maintain than the current ones. Those linen micarta scales are sweet! Hope you plan to carry it.
 
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