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CRKT Drifter Review

I would like to introduce a nice little pocketknife that I have been carrying for a couple of weeks now. It’s the Drifter by CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool). I got the G10 version with a partially serrated blade. There are also two non-serrated versions available: one with a G10 handle and one with a stainless steel handle.

Delivery Contents

The knife comes in a plain carton box with a little product catalog enclosed.


  • Total Length: 16.5cm
  • Blade Length: 7.3cm
  • Weight: 68g
  • Blade Material: 8Cr12MoV
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Lock Type: Linerlock
  • Double-sided thumbstuds
  • Right side tip down carry only


My Opinion

This knife is handy because it is very small, but not too small – it’s just big enough for most everyday applications. It lies comfortably in the hand and feels pretty durable. When closed, the blade resides in the handle safely. When opened, there is no blade-play at all and the linerlock locks the blade safely. The opening itself is very easy and the blade locks in position with a decent click. Due to the absolutely low weight and the compact construction it doesn’t disturb having it in the pocket.

I have used the knife to open envelopes and packages, shred carton boxes, cut cable fixers, open beer bottles and remove RJ-45 connectors from inaccessible places 😉 All in all it’s an excellent everyday helper for a convenient price.

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