CRKT 2023 Catalog Brings Tons of New Knives and Sequels

It’s here: CRKT just unleashed its 2023 catalog, crammed full of brand new knives. The 2023 selection includes a little bit of everything, with new models, new designers, and some exciting line expansions to existing favorites.

Provoke EDC

A few years ago CRKT delivered something everyone was waiting for: a production version of Joe Caswell‘s famous morphing karambit, in the form of the Provoke. Now Caswell and co. have created the Provoke EDC, which trades in the hawkbill for a D2 drop point and the curved handle for a straight one, but keeps the renowned Kinematic opening and karambit-style finger ring.

Squid Compact

This year Lucas Burnley‘s omnipresent CRKT design gets shrunk down. This is the Squid Compact, smallest variety of the Squid available with a dinky but capable 1.75-inch blade; it’s opened with a flipper and made from 8Cr13MoV. The smaller frame didn’t stop CRKT from equipping the Compact with a frame lock and deep carry pocket clip either.

Tuna Compact

Burnley also returned to his Tuna knife design for a smaller sequel. The Tuna Compact keeps the same harmonious profile as the original, but brings the blade length down to 2.73 inches. Other key features include the G-10 front scale, stainless steel frame lock, and loop over pocket clip.

Overland Compact

TJ Schwarz is expanding his Overland model line with a smaller version as well. The Overland Compact is a tiny tank, with a pugnacious upturned 2.26-inch wharnie blade and frame lock construction. It carries the rugged stylings of the original forward too, and delivers on its visual promise of hard work capability with D2 blade steel.

Pilar IV

Meanwhile, Jesper Voxnaes brings his Pilar model in the opposite direction. This is the Pilar IV, which has a clip point blade that, at 3.09 inches, is larger than the original model’s sheepsfoot. It has D2 blade steel and a stainless steel frame lock; the G-10 front scale helps keep the weight in EDC territory at 3.9 oz.

Razels Galore

Last year the knife world mourned a legend when custom maker Jon Graham lost his battle with cancer. CRKT carries on his legacy this year, with four new Razel fixed blade models. There’s a new default Razel which hearkens back to Graham’s original custom, but there are others in tow too. The Razel Compact has a shorter blade length of 2.32 inches, while the Razel Chisel pares everything down, with no scales and a chisel grind. Then there’s the Razel Nax [pictured above], a bigger outdoors workhorse that reimagines the Razel as a combination fixed blade and ax. The Nax is made from hearty 1075 steel, while all the other new Razels come in D2.


When we first clapped eyes on the Bamboozled, we knew it had to be an Onion design, and we were right – sort of. The Bamboozled is the first production collaboration model from Ken Onion Jr., son of Hawaii’s most famous knife maker. Its D2 blade measures 3.34 inches and, not surprisingly, is an assisted SpeedSafe opener.


Alan Folts expands his line of acronymaniacal fixed blades with the S.P.I.T. That stands for Small Pocket Inverted Tanto, which tells you just about everything you need to know about this little guy. The 2.29-inch blade is EDC ready, and comes clad in bright orange scales for easy visibility.


TJ Schwarz also contributed this brand new design to the 2023 CRKT family. The Dextro is a mid-sized slicer, with a 3.18-inch drop point made, once again, from D2 steel. Both the blade and the aluminum handles are black coated, giving this one a tactical flavor despite its reasonable dimensions.


Here’s an interesting one: the Ken Steigerwalt‘s Ignitor, an older discontinued CRKT knife, returns for 2023 with an updated design. This is one of the bigger folders in the 2023 catalog with a 3.48-inch assisted opening blade. The Ignitor comes in a dressier G-10/bolster look, or a completely blacked out flavor that also has Veff serrations on a portion of its edge length.

CEO Microflipper

The name says it all. The Richard Rodgers CEO, a popular model for several years now, returns with a pair of very small flipper variants. You can get the CEO Microflipper with a slender drop point or a wharnie; both come with 12C27N stainless steel blades and aluminum handles.


Ken Onion Sr. is also back for 2023 with the Jake, an EDC model with a clear Onion heritage and lines. The bulbous drop point blade runs on IKBS bearings and is made from 12C27N. Always attentive to the aesthetic side of things, Onion designed the Jake with bronze anodized aluminum scales and a G-10 inlay for grip. This working knife has a blade length of 3.32 inches.

Onion Throwing Knives

Ken Onion also contributed his first ever production throwing knife this year. These bad boys measure 11.66 inches overall and are made from 1050 steel. Corrosion shouldn’t be much of a problem despite the carbon steel, thanks to a full body black coating enlivened with some red spatter on top – why not? The Onion Throwing Knives come with a Nylon sheath.

Knife in Featured Image: CRKT Provoke EDC

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