CRKT came out with a host of new knives in 2012, and if you enjoy knives with comfortable, ergonomic handles, you’ll love the new Free Range Hunter Series.

Upon first glance, the new series actually looks remarkably similar to the Gerber Bear Grylls knives because of the orange and gray color scheme. But, a deeper inspection of the four knives shows fine craftsmanship from CRKT.

The knives were designed by custom knifemaker Russ Kommer, who is the essential outdoorsman. That’s how he was able to create such great outdoor knives with hollow blades.

Here’s an excerpt from the CRKT website:

Handles are comfortably shaped and the optimally sized finger grooves help to provide grip confidence equally well for both large, or small hands. A double injection mold process of both hard and soft polymers creates an ideal all-weather, textured handle surface. All Free Range hunting knives come with their own high strength nylon fabric belt sheaths for convenient, comfortable carry.

The series features two folders and two fixed blades with either clip points or drop points. Aside from the regular clip point knives ideal for everyday carry, you can also pick up the gut hook knives if you’re more a hunter and fisherman.

Take a look at each of the four knives in the series.

Free Range Hunter Clip Point Lockback Folder

Free Range Hunter Clip Point Lockback Fixed

Range Hunter Drop Point/Gut Hook Fixed Blade

Drop Point Gut Hook Lockback Folder


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