Ultimate Titanium Folding Knife
If you haven’t heard of CRKT, then you haven’t been around the knife community for long enough. I kept waiting and waiting for CRKT to release a titanium pocket knife and finally that day came. Now, this review may be a little bias, as I already LOVE the M16 line of their blades, but nevertheless, this is my absolute FAVORITE titanium pocket knife.
Best Titanium Knife Reasoning
This is not your ordinary “Made in China” junk that most big knife brands are pushing out these days. Sure, you can go and buy a $10 Gerber knife with incredibly soft steel that will dull after the first cut. No, I have been using this knife for a solid 3 months now without any noticeable change in blade sharpness. In fact, the only thing that I have been doing is stropping the edge once every two weeks and the CRKT M16-13T has yet to dull.
If I used a cheap Chinese knife then I’m positive it wouldn’t last nearly as long as this masterpiece has. So far, I have been really impressed with the heat-treat CRKT has been doing to their AUS-8 steel. The only companies that I have seen with AUS-8 that are comparable to CRKT are Cold Steel and SOG.
If you are currently in the market for a reliable titanium pocket knife, then the CRKT M16-13T is your best bet. Most “Titanium” knives out there are just cheap Chinese junk that has a titanium-looking finish, but isn’t real titanium. The CRKT M16-13T is the real deal.
I will most likely end up picking up a few more and giving them to friends. Once again though, I am a little bias. I love the M16 model that CRKT has created. They have a bunch of various modifications from the original M16, but they all feel about the same in hand. The titanium model definitely is a bit heavier than most of the other models if that matters to you.