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Reviewed! CRKT LCK+ Everyday Carry Knife

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Once I picked up the CRKT LCK+ pocket knife for the first time, it soon became one of the first things I put in my pocket—right after my phone. In fact, I’d say that this is a terrific “first EDC” knife for anyone. The knife has assisted opening with the IKBS ball bearing pivot, which gives the blade a very quick and smooth action. The LCK is very light, weighing in at just a little over 2 oz., and is very easy to operate. Sometimes it is so light you forget you have it in your pocket.

The knife comes with a glass reinforced nylon handle. The handle is very durable and lightweight. The blade is 8Cr13 steel, and it comes out of the box very sharp. This steel is very strong and offers higher resistance to rust. The blade is a little over 3 inches long, with a design I would describe as very close to a bowie.

To test the durability of this carry knife I put it through the wringer. I have cut branches, barbed wire, and spliced electrical wire. Not one time did the knife break, crack, or chip; it holds its edge very well. I did have to sharpen it after a few months of use, but that is normal, and it sharpens very easily.

The LCK+ also comes with a low-profile deep carry pocket clip. The pocket clip holds the knife all the way in your pocket with very little knife showing. This is a great feature, because not only does it lower the number of snags, it also reduces the chances of catching your knife on obstacles. The clip holds tight but also is very smooth to remove from your pocket. The knife also comes with a liner lock. I personally like liner locks because they don’t get in the way of the grip like a frame lock does. CRKT does a great job with all their liner locks and the LCK is a great example of this. The LCK’s liner lock is so easy to disengage you can close the knife easily with just one hand.

One of CRKT’s main talking points about this knife is how low-profile it is while being carried. The deep carry pocket clip keeps it deep in your pocket where it can’t be seen, and the handle isn’t very thick, so it doesn’t print in your pocket. The LCK+ has become one of my favorite everyday carry, because I can fit the knife in my pocket along with my phone and wallet and still have room left over.

That’s what makes the LCK special, it is a perfect size for an everyday carry knife, great steel, and you don’t break the bank buying it. If you love to carry a good quality knife that has EDC and self-defense applications and still have enough room in your pocket for the rest of your everyday carry items, the LCK+ by CRKT would be a great next purchase for you. $44, CRKT.com

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Mike M

    December 29, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    I have carried CRKT knives for years and they are resilient and reliable. The M16 versions of their knives have the “hilt bumps” on both the back and the cutting edges of the blade. The “hilt bump” on the back of the blade got in the way when putting the knife into and removing it from my pocket. Totally unnecessary. I’m glad to see the return to the “hilt bump” on one side, like the one I lost and is no longer made.

  2. william

    December 29, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I don’t think you cut Barbed wire with it ,you wouldn’t be able to cut any thing else with without re-profiling and sharpening !

  3. Chuck Cochran

    December 29, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I carry the CRKT M16-01KS which appears very similar to the LCK. No scales on the M16s as they rely on a finished metal frame. Like LCK it fits and is secured by the deep pocket clip.
    I’ve been pleased with it, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled for an LCK, as it looks a little dressier.
    Good Review.

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