Some people say that innovation in the knife world is dead, that all knives these days look exactly the same. Our latest Badass Knife of the Week begs to differ.

The CRKT Deviation features one of the most unique and refreshing looks in a long time.

Designed by knifemaker Terry Lee Renner, this futuristic knife redefines what an everyday carry could be.

The 3.1-inch blade is made from 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a hollow grind and a shape that can only be described as a modified tanto. With two tones—a mirror polish and a brushed finish—the blade is made even more striking.

crkt-deviation-sideBecause deployment on an EDC is important, the Deviation uses a flipper mechanism accompanied by the IKBS ball-bearing pivot system, allowing the blade to come to life quickly and smoothly.

If the blade doesn’t immediately catch your eye, then the angular handle will. Made from stainless steel, the handle boasts Ti-Nitride finished accents that make the entire knife stand out.

Although the knife looks like a piece of art that’s meant to be seen and not used, the Deviation is functional art. The angular handle fits comfortably in the hand, and the blade shape is useful for all types of everyday tasks.

If you want a knife that will draw countless compliments while being strong enough to tackle anything you throw at it, look no further than the Deviation.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the CRKT Deviation.


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